Bible: Amos 1:3-2:5

1:3 This is what the Lord says:

“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;

fire 6  will consume Ben Hadad’s 7  fortresses.

1:5 I will break the bar 8  on the gate of Damascus.

I will remove 9  the ruler 10  from Wicked Valley, 11 

the one who holds the royal scepter from Beth Eden. 12 

The people of Aram will be deported to Kir.” 13 

The Lord has spoken!

1:6 This is what the Lord says:

“Because Gaza 14  has committed three crimes 15 

make that four! 16  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 17 

They deported a whole community 18  and sold them 19  to Edom.

1:7 So I will set Gaza’s city wall 20  on fire;

fire 21  will consume her fortresses.

1:8 I will remove 22  the ruler 23  from Ashdod, 24 

the one who holds the royal scepter from Ashkelon. 25 

I will strike Ekron 26  with my hand; 27 

the rest of the Philistines will also die.” 28 

The sovereign Lord has spoken!

1:9 This is what the Lord says:

“Because Tyre has committed three crimes 29 

make that four! 30  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 31 

They sold 32  a whole community 33  to Edom;

they failed to observe 34  a treaty of brotherhood. 35 

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 Lord says:

“Because Edom has committed three crimes 38 

make that four! 39  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 40 

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;

fire 46  will consume Bozrah’s 47  fortresses.”

1:13 This is what the Lord says:

“Because the Ammonites have committed three crimes 48 

make that four! 49  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 50 

They ripped open Gilead’s pregnant women 51 

so they could expand their territory.

1:14 So I will set fire to Rabbah’s 52  city wall; 53 

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 

1:15 Ammon’s 57  king will be deported; 58 

he and his officials 59  will be carried off 60  together.”

The Lord has spoken!

2:1 This is what the Lord says:

“Because Moab has committed three crimes 61 

make that four! 62  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 63 

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.

Moab will perish 67  in the heat of battle 68 

amid war cries and the blaring 69  of the ram’s horn. 70 

2:3 I will remove 71  Moab’s leader; 72 

I will kill all Moab’s 73  officials 74  with him.”

The Lord has spoken!

2:4 This is what the Lord says:

“Because Judah has committed three covenant transgressions 75 

make that four! 76  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 77 

They rejected the Lord’s law; 78 

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 

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