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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Amos 1:1-15

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • Amos receives a message from Jehovah (1, 2)

  • Judgments for repeated revolts (3-15)

1  The words of Aʹmos,* who was among the sheep raisers from Te·koʹa,+ which he received in vision concerning Israel in the days of King Uz·ziʹah+ of Judah and in the days of Jer·o·boʹam+ son of Joʹash,+ the king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.+  He said: “Jehovah will roar out of Zion, And he will raise his voice out of Jerusalem. The pastures of the shepherds will mourn, And the summit of Carʹmel will dry up.”+   “This is what Jehovah says, ‘“For three revolts* of Damascus, and for four, I will not reverse it, Because they threshed Gilʹe·ad with iron threshing sledges.+   So I will send a fire upon the house of Hazʹa·el,+ And it will consume the fortified towers of Ben-haʹdad.+   I will break the bars of Damascus;+ I will destroy the inhabitants from Bikʹath-aʹven And the one ruling* from Beth-eʹden; And the people of Syria will go as exiles to Kir,”+ says Jehovah.’   This is what Jehovah says, ‘“For three revolts of Gazʹa,+ and for four, I will not reverse it, Because they took a whole group of exiles+ to hand them over to Eʹdom.   So I will send a fire onto the wall of Gazʹa,+ And it will consume her fortified towers.   I will destroy the inhabitants from Ashʹdod,+ And the one ruling* from Ashʹke·lon;+ I will turn my hand against Ekʹron,+ And the remaining Phi·lisʹtines will perish,”+ says the Sovereign Lord Jehovah.’   This is what Jehovah says, ‘For three revolts of Tyre,+ and for four, I will not reverse it, Because they handed over a whole group of exiles to Eʹdom, And because they did not remember the covenant of brothers.+ 10  So I will send a fire onto the wall of Tyre, And it will consume her fortified towers.’+ 11  This is what Jehovah says, ‘For three revolts of Eʹdom,+ and for four, I will not reverse it, Because he pursued his own brother with the sword,+ And because he refused to show mercy; In his anger he keeps tearing them apart relentlessly, And he remains furious with them continually.+ 12  So I will send a fire into Teʹman,+ And it will consume the fortified towers of Bozʹrah.’+ 13  This is what Jehovah says, ‘“For three revolts of the Amʹmon·ites,+ and for four, I will not reverse it, Because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilʹe·ad to widen out their own territory.+ 14  So I will set fire to the wall of Rabʹbah,+ And it will consume her fortified towers, With a war cry in the day of battle, With a tempest in the day of storm wind. 15  And their king will go into exile together with his princes,”+ says Jehovah.’

Footnotes

Meaning “Being a Load” or “Carrying a Load.”
Or “crimes.”
Lit., “the one holding the scepter.”
Lit., “the one holding the scepter.”