Bible: Amos 62

Introduction

1:1 The following is a record of what Amos prophesied. 1  He 2  was one of the herdsmen from Tekoa. These prophecies about Israel were revealed to him 3  during the time of 4  King Uzziah of Judah and 5  King Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel, two years before the earthquake. 6 

God Will Judge the Surrounding Nations

1:2 Amos 7  said:

“The Lord comes roaring 8  out of Zion;

from Jerusalem 9  he comes bellowing! 10 

The shepherdspastures wilt; 11 

the summit of Carmel 12  withers.” 13 

1:3 This is what the Lord says:

“Because Damascus has committed three crimes 14 

make that four! 15  – I will not revoke my

decree of judgment. 16 

They ripped through Gilead like threshing sledges with iron teeth. 17 

1:4 So I will set Hazael’s house 18  on fire;

fire 19  will consume Ben Hadad’s 20  fortresses.

1:5 I will break the bar 21  on the gate of Damascus.

I will remove 22  the ruler 23  from Wicked Valley, 24 

the one who holds the royal scepter from Beth Eden. 25 

The people of Aram will be deported to Kir.” 26 

The Lord has spoken!

1:6 This is what the Lord says:

“Because Gaza 27  has committed three crimes 28 

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

They deported a whole community 31  and sold them 32  to Edom.

1:7 So I will set Gaza’s city wall 33  on fire;

fire 34  will consume her fortresses.

1:8 I will remove 35  the ruler 36  from Ashdod, 37 

the one who holds the royal scepter from Ashkelon. 38 

I will strike Ekron 39  with my hand; 40 

the rest of the Philistines will also die.” 41 

The sovereign Lord has spoken!

1:9 This is what the Lord says:

“Because Tyre has committed three crimes 42 

make that four! 43  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 44 

They sold 45  a whole community 46  to Edom;

they failed to observe 47  a treaty of brotherhood. 48 

1:10 So I will set fire to Tyre’s city wall; 49 

fire 50  will consume her fortresses.”

1:11 This is what the Lord says:

“Because Edom has committed three crimes 51 

make that four! 52  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 53 

He chased his brother 54  with a sword;

he wiped out his allies. 55 

In his anger he tore them apart without stopping to rest; 56 

in his fury he relentlessly attacked them. 57 

1:12 So I will set Teman 58  on fire;

fire 59  will consume Bozrah’s 60  fortresses.”

1:13 This is what the Lord says:

“Because the Ammonites have committed three crimes 61 

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

They ripped open Gilead’s pregnant women 64 

so they could expand their territory.

1:14 So I will set fire to Rabbah’s 65  city wall; 66 

fire 67  will consume her fortresses.

War cries will be heard on the day of battle; 68 

a strong gale will blow on the day of the windstorm. 69 

1:15 Ammon’s 70  king will be deported; 71 

he and his officials 72  will be carried off 73  together.”

The Lord has spoken!

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