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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Amos 2:1-16

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  • Judgments for repeated revolts (1-16)

2  “This is what Jehovah says, ‘“For three revolts* of Moʹab,+ and for four, I will not reverse it, Because he burned the bones of the king of Eʹdom for lime.   So I will send a fire into Moʹab, and it will consume the fortified towers of Keʹri·oth;+ Moʹab will die amid an uproar, With a war cry, with the sound of a horn.+   I will remove the ruler* from her midst And kill all her princes along with him,”+ says Jehovah.’   This is what Jehovah says, ‘For three revolts of Judah,+ and for four, I will not reverse it, Because they rejected the law* of Jehovah, And because they did not keep his regulations;+ But the same lies their forefathers followed have led them astray.+   So I will send a fire into Judah, And it will consume the fortified towers of Jerusalem.’+   This is what Jehovah says, ‘For three revolts of Israel,+ and for four, I will not reverse it, Because they sell the righteous for silver, And the poor for a pair of sandals.+   They trample the heads of the lowly into the dust of the earth,+ And they block the path of the meek.+ A man and his father have relations with the same girl, Profaning my holy name.   They stretch out next to every altar+ on garments they seized as security for a loan;*+ And the wine they drink at the house* of their gods was obtained from those they fined.’   ‘But it was I who annihilated the Amʹor·ite before them,+ Who was as tall as the cedars and as strong as the oaks; I destroyed his fruit above and his roots below.+ 10  I brought you up out of the land of Egypt,+ And I made you walk through the wilderness 40 years,+ To take possession of the land of the Amʹor·ite. 11  I raised up some of your sons as prophets+ And some of your young men as Nazʹi·rites.+ Is this not so, O people of Israel?’ declares Jehovah. 12  ‘But you kept giving the Nazʹi·rites wine to drink,+ And you commanded the prophets: “You must not prophesy.”+ 13  So I will crush you in your place, Just as a wagon loaded with cut grain crushes what is under it. 14  The swift one will have no place to flee,+ The strong one will not retain his power, And no warrior will escape with his life.* 15  The bowman will not stand his ground, The swift of foot will not escape, And the horseman will not escape with his life.* 16  Even the most courageous* among the warriors Will flee naked in that day,’+ declares Jehovah.”

Footnotes

Or “crimes.”
Lit., “judge.”
Or “instruction.”
Or “a pledge.”
Or “temple.”
Or “soul.”
Or “soul.”
Or “those strong of heart.”