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Amos 1:1-15

1  The words of ʽAmos, who was among the Tekoaʽ breeders of shortlegged sheep, which he beheld about Israel in the time of King ʽUzzijah of Judah and of King Jeroboam the son of Joash of Israel, two years before the earthquake. 2  Said he, Jehovah will roar out of Sion and from Jerusalem he will raise his voice, and the shepherds’ pastures shall mourn and the top of Carmel dry up. 3*  Says Jehovah, For Damascus’s three crimes and four, I will not turn it back, for their threshing Gilead with iron threshing-drags; 4  but I will send a fire into Hazael’s house and it shall devour Ben-Hadad’s palaces, 5  and I will break Damascus’s bar and cut off inhabitant from Aven’s plain and scepter-wielder from ʽEden’s house, and Syria’s people shall be deported to Kir, says Jehovah. 6*  Says Jehovah, For Ghaza’s three crimes and four, I will not turn it back, for their deporting an entire population to hand them over to Edom; 7  but I will send a fire into Ghaza’s wall and it shall devour her palaces, 8  and I will cut off inhabitant from Ashdod and scepter-wielder from Ashkelon and bring my hand back against ʽEkron, and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, says Jehovah. 9*  Says Jehovah, For Tyre’s three crimes and four, I will not turn it back, for their handing over an entire population to Edom, and not remembering a treaty of brotherhood; 10  but I will send a fire into Tyre’s wall and it shall devour her palaces. 11  Says Jehovah, For Edom’s three crimes and four, I will not turn it back, for his chasing his brother with the sword and brutalizing his sympathies, letting his anger ravage everlastingly and keeping his wrath persistently; 12  but I will send a fire into Teman and it shall devour Bosrah’s palaces. 13  Says Jehovah, For the Bene-ʽAmmon’s three crimes and four, I will not turn it back, for their cutting open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to extend their territory; 14  but I will kindle a fire in Rabbah’s wall and it shall devour her palaces with cheering in a day of battle, with tempest in a day of gale, 15  and their king shall go to deportation, he and his generals together, says Jehovah.

Footnotes

1:3 Or the Gileadites
1:6 Lit. an entire deportation
1:9 Lit. an entire deportation