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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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

Amos 2:1-16

2  “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘“On account of three revolts of Moʹab,+ and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of his burning the bones of the king of Eʹdom for lime.+  And I will send a fire into Moʹab, and it must devour the dwelling towers of Keʹri·oth;+ and with noise Moʹab must die, with an alarm signal, with the sound of a horn.*+  And I will cut off [the] judge from the midst of her, and all her princes I shall kill with him,”+ Jehovah has said.’  “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘On account of three revolts of Judah,+ and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of their rejecting the law of Jehovah,+ and [because] they did not keep his own regulations; but their lies,+ after which their forefathers had walked, kept making them wander.+  And I will send a fire into Judah, and it must devour the dwelling towers of Jerusalem.’+  “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘On account of three revolts of Israel,+ and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of their selling someone righteous for mere silver, and someone poor for [the price of] a pair of sandals.+  They are panting for the dust of [the] earth on the head of lowly persons;+ and the way of meek people they turn aside;+ and a man* and his own father have gone to the [same] girl,+ for the purpose of profaning my holy name.+  And on garments seized as a pledge they stretch themselves out+ beside every altar;+ and the wine of those who have been fined they drink at the house of their gods.’*+  “‘But as for me, I had annihilated the Amʹor·ite+ on account of them, whose height was like the height of cedars, and who was vigorous like the massive trees;+ and I went annihilating his fruitage above and his roots below.+ 10  And I myself brought YOU people up out of the land of Egypt,+ and I kept making YOU walk through the wilderness forty years,+ in order to take possession of the land* of the Amʹor·ite.+ 11  And I kept raising up some of YOUR sons as prophets+ and some of YOUR young men as Nazʹi·rites.+ Should this really not be, O sons of Israel?’ is the utterance of Jehovah. 12  “‘But YOU kept giving the Nazʹi·rites wine to drink,+ and upon the prophets YOU laid a command, saying: “YOU must not prophesy.”+ 13  Here I am making what is under YOU sway, just as the wagon sways that is full up with a row of newly cut grain. 14  And a place to which to flee must perish from the swift one,+ and no one strong will reinforce his power, and no mighty man will provide his soul* with escape.+ 15  And no one handling the bow will stand, and no one swift on his feet will escape, and no rider of the horse will provide his soul with escape.+ 16  And as for one strong in his heart among the mighty men, naked is how he will flee in that day,’+ is the utterance of Jehovah.”

Footnotes

Or, “shofar.” Heb., shoh·pharʹ.
Or, “and a husband.” Heb., weʼishʹ.
“Their gods.” Heb., ʼelo·heh·hemʹ.
Or, “earth.” Heb., ʼeʹrets.
“His soul.” Heb., naph·shohʹ; Gr., psy·khenʹ; Lat., aʹni·mam. See App 4A.