Bible: Amos 9:8-15

9:8 Look, the sovereign Lord is watching 1  the sinful nation, 2 

and I will destroy it from the face of the earth.

But I will not completely destroy the family 3  of Jacob,” says the Lord.

9:9For look, I am giving a command

and I will shake the family of Israel together with all the nations.

It will resemble a sieve being shaken,

when not even a pebble falls to the ground. 4 

9:10 All the sinners among my people will die by the sword

the ones who say, ‘Disaster will not come near, it will not confront us.’

The Restoration of the Davidic Dynasty

9:11In that day I will rebuild the collapsing hut 5  of David.

I will seal its 6  gaps,

repair its 7  ruins,

and restore it to what it was like in days gone by. 8 

9:12 As a result they 9  will conquer those left in Edom 10 

and all the nations subject to my rule.” 11 

The Lord, who is about to do this, is speaking!

9:13Be sure of this, 12  the time is 13  coming,” says the Lord,

“when the plowman will catch up to the reaper 14 

and the one who stomps the grapes 15  will overtake 16  the planter. 17 

Juice will run down the slopes, 18 

it will flow down all the hillsides. 19 

9:14 I will bring back my people, Israel; 20 

they will rebuild the cities lying in rubble 21  and settle down. 22 

They will plant vineyards and drink the wine they produce; 23 

they will grow orchards 24  and eat the fruit they produce. 25 

9:15 I will plant them on their land

and they will never again be uprooted from the 26  land I have given them,”

says the Lord your God.

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