Amos 1

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The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds[1] of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years[2] before the earthquake. (2Sa 14:2; 2Ki 14:23; 2Ki 15:1; 2Ki 15:13; 2Ki 15:30; 2Ch 26:1; Isa 29:6; Ho 1:1; Am 7:10; Am 7:14; Zec 14:5) And he said: “The Lord roars from Zion and utters his voice from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds mourn, and the top of Carmel withers.” (Jos 19:26; Ps 65:12; Joe 3:16; Am 9:3) Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,[3] because they have threshed Gilead with threshing sledges of iron. (2Ki 10:33; Pr 30:15; Pr 30:18; Pr 30:21; Pr 30:29; Isa 8:4; Isa 21:10; Am 1:9; Am 1:11; Am 1:13; Am 2:1; Am 2:4; Am 2:6) So I will send a fire upon the house of Hazael, and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad. (2Ki 13:24; Jer 49:27) I will break the gate-bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of Aven,[4] and him who holds the scepter from Beth-eden; and the people of Syria shall go into exile to Kir,” says the Lord. (2Ki 16:9; 2Ki 19:12; Jer 51:30; Ho 4:15; Am 1:3; Am 9:7) Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they carried into exile a whole people to deliver them up to Edom. (2Ch 28:18; Jer 47:1; Jer 47:5; Joe 3:4; Am 1:3; Zep 2:4; Zec 9:5) So I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza, and it shall devour her strongholds. (Am 1:6) I will cut off the inhabitants from Ashdod, and him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon; I will turn my hand against Ekron, and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish,” says the Lord God. (1Sa 5:1; Am 3:9) Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Tyre, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they delivered up a whole people to Edom, and did not remember the covenant of brotherhood. (Joe 3:4; Am 1:3) 10 So I will send a fire upon the wall of Tyre, and it shall devour her strongholds.” (Am 1:9) 11 Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because he pursued his brother with the sword and cast off all pity, and his anger tore perpetually, and he kept his wrath forever. (2Ch 28:17; Ps 137:7; Eze 35:5; Joe 3:19; Am 1:3; Mal 1:4) 12 So I will send a fire upon Teman, and it shall devour the strongholds of Bozrah.” (1Ch 1:44; 1Ch 1:45; Isa 63:1; Ob 1:9) 13 Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of the Ammonites, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they have ripped open pregnant women in Gilead, that they might enlarge their border. (Jer 49:1; Ho 13:16; Am 1:3; Zep 2:8) 14 So I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour her strongholds, with shouting on the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind; (2Sa 11:1; 2Sa 12:26; Eze 21:20; Eze 21:28) 15 and their king shall go into exile, he and his princes[5] together,” says the Lord. (Jer 49:3)