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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Amos 1:1-15

1  The words of A′mos, who happened to be among the sheep raisers from Te·ko′a,+ which he visioned concerning Israel+ in the days of Uz·zi′ah+ the king of Judah and in the days of Jer·o·bo′am+ the son of Jo′ash,+ the king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.+  And he proceeded to say: “Jehovah—out of Zion he will roar,+ and out of Jerusalem he will give forth his voice;+ and the pasture grounds of the shepherds must go to mourning, and the summit of Car′mel must dry up.”+  “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘“On account of three revolts of Damascus,+ and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of their threshing Gil′e·ad+ even with iron threshing instruments.  And I will send a fire+ onto the house of Haz′a·el,+ and it must devour the dwelling towers of Ben-ha′dad.+  And I will break the bar of Damascus+ and cut off [the] inhabitant from Bik′ath-a′ven,* and the holder of [the] scepter from Beth-e′den;* and the people of Syria* will have to go as exiles to Kir,”+ Jehovah has said.’  “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘“On account of three revolts of Ga′za,+ and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of their taking into exile a complete body of exiles+ to hand over to E′dom.+  And I will send a fire onto the wall of Ga′za,+ and it must devour her dwelling towers.  And I will cut off [the] inhabitant from Ash′dod,+ and the holder of [the] scepter from Ash′ke·lon;+ and I will turn my hand back+ upon Ek′ron,+ and the remaining ones* of the Phi·lis′tines must perish,”+ the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said.’  “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘On account of three revolts of Tyre,+ and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of their handing over a complete body of exiles to E′dom, and [because] they did not remember the covenant of brothers.+ 10  And I will send a fire onto the wall of Tyre, and it must devour her dwelling towers.’+ 11  “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘On account of three revolts of E′dom,+ and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of his pursuing his own brother with the sword,+ and [because] he ruined his [own] merciful qualities,+ and his anger keeps tearing away forever; and his fury—he has kept it perpetually.+ 12  And I will send a fire into Te′man,+ and it must devour the dwelling towers of Boz′rah.’+ 13  “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘“On account of three revolts of the sons of Am′mon,*+ and on account of four, I shall not turn it back,+ on account of their slitting open the pregnant women of Gil′e·ad, for the purpose of widening out their own territory.+ 14  And I will set fire to the wall of Rab′bah,+ and it must devour her dwelling towers, with an alarm signal in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of storm wind.+ 15  And their king must go into exile, he and his princes together,”+ Jehovah has said.’

Footnotes

Or, “the Valley Plain of Aven.”
Or, “the House of Eden.”
“Syria,” LXXVg; MTSy, “Aram.”
Or, “the remnant.”
“The sons of Ammon.” Or, “the Ammonites.”