Bible: Amos 1:13-2:5

1:13 This is what the Lord says:

“Because the Ammonites have committed three crimes 1 

make that four! 2  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 3 

They ripped open Gilead’s pregnant women 4 

so they could expand their territory.

1:14 So I will set fire to Rabbah’s 5  city wall; 6 

fire 7  will consume her fortresses.

War cries will be heard on the day of battle; 8 

a strong gale will blow on the day of the windstorm. 9 

1:15 Ammon’s 10  king will be deported; 11 

he and his officials 12  will be carried off 13  together.”

The Lord has spoken!

2:1 This is what the Lord says:

“Because Moab has committed three crimes 14 

make that four! 15  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 16 

They burned the bones of Edom’s king into lime. 17 

2:2 So I will set Moab on fire, 18 

and it will consume Kerioth’s 19  fortresses.

Moab will perish 20  in the heat of battle 21 

amid war cries and the blaring 22  of the ram’s horn. 23 

2:3 I will remove 24  Moab’s leader; 25 

I will kill all Moab’s 26  officials 27  with him.”

The Lord has spoken!

2:4 This is what the Lord says:

“Because Judah has committed three covenant transgressions 28 

make that four! 29  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 30 

They rejected the Lord’s law; 31 

they did not obey his commands.

Their false gods, 32 

to which their fathers were loyal, 33 

led them astray.

2:5 So I will set Judah on fire,

and it will consume Jerusalem’s fortresses.” 34 

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