Bible: Amos 1:3-2:16
1:3 This is what the
“Because Damascus has committed three crimes 1 –
make that four! 2 – I will not revoke my
decree of judgment. 3
They ripped through Gilead like threshing sledges with iron teeth. 4
1:4 So I will set Hazael’s house 5 on fire;
1:5 I will break the bar 8 on the gate of Damascus.
the one who holds the royal scepter from Beth Eden. 12
The people of Aram will be deported to Kir.” 13
1:6 This is what the
1:7 So I will set Gaza’s city wall 20 on fire;
fire 21 will consume her fortresses.
the one who holds the royal scepter from Ashkelon. 25
the rest of the Philistines will also die.” 28
1:9 This is what the
“Because Tyre has committed three crimes 29 –
1:10 So I will set fire to Tyre’s city wall; 36
fire 37 will consume her fortresses.”
1:11 This is what the
“Because Edom has committed three crimes 38 –
He chased his brother 41 with a sword;
he wiped out his allies. 42
In his anger he tore them apart without stopping to rest; 43
in his fury he relentlessly attacked them. 44
1:12 So I will set Teman 45 on fire;
1:13 This is what the
“Because the Ammonites have committed three crimes 48 –
They ripped open Gilead’s pregnant women 51
so they could expand their territory.
fire 54 will consume her fortresses.
War cries will be heard on the day of battle; 55
a strong gale will blow on the day of the windstorm. 56
2:1 This is what the
“Because Moab has committed three crimes 61 –
They burned the bones of Edom’s king into lime. 64
2:2 So I will set Moab on fire, 65
and it will consume Kerioth’s 66 fortresses.
2:4 This is what the
“Because Judah has committed three covenant transgressions 75 –
They rejected the
they did not obey his commands.
Their false gods, 79
to which their fathers were loyal, 80
led them astray.
2:5 So I will set Judah on fire,
and it will consume Jerusalem’s fortresses.” 81
God Will Judge Israel
2:6 This is what the
“Because Israel has committed three covenant transgressions 82 –
They sold the innocent 85 for silver,
the needy for a pair of sandals. 86
they push the destitute away. 89
A man and his father go to the same girl; 90
2:8 They stretch out on clothing seized as collateral;
they do so right 93 beside every altar!
They drink wine bought with the fines they have levied;
2:9 For Israel’s sake I destroyed the Amorites. 96
They were as tall as cedars 97
and as strong as oaks,
but I destroyed the fruit on their branches 98
and their roots in the ground. 99
2:10 I brought you up from the land of Egypt;
I led you through the wilderness for forty years
so you could take the Amorites’ land as your own.
2:11 I made some of your sons prophets
and some of your young men Nazirites. 100
Is this not true, you Israelites?”
2:12 “But you made the Nazirites drink wine; 101
you commanded the prophets, ‘Do not prophesy!’
2:13 Look! I will press you down,
like a cart loaded down with grain presses down. 102
2:14 Fast runners will find no place to hide; 103
strong men will have no strength left; 104
warriors will not be able to save their lives.
fast runners will not save their lives,
nor will those who ride horses. 107
2:16 Bravehearted 108 warriors will run away naked in that day.”