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15 * Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is 16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, Luke 19, 11. at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall assemble the elders, gather the children, and those 22 b Pk 37, 13. it coine.

that suck the breasts; let the bridegroom go forth a 2 (br. 20, 16 Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet : joy and gladness from the house of our God?

17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, . Zerdi. 8, 17 The seed is rotten under their clods, "the gar-weep between the porch and the altar, and let them 1 Cor 7, 5. their

ners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down ;{say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thy :: Kuugs for the corn is withered.

heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over 18 How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle them : wherefore should they say among the people, d Ex. 32,12 Hosea 1, 2 are perplexed, because they have no pasture ; yea, e Where is their God ? the flocks of sheep are made desolate.

18 Then will the Lord be 'jealous for his land, 19 O Lord, 'to thee will I cry: for the fire hath and pity his people. Micah 7, & devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame 19 Yea, the Lord will "answer and say unto his & 8, 2. Had. 3, 17. hath burned all the trees of the field.

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CHAPTER II.

ern army, and will drive him into a land barren and ik 1 The terribleness of God's judgments....12 He exhorteth to

desolate, with his face toward the east sea; and his 59. repentance, 18 and promiseth a blessing thereon. binder part toward the utmost sea: and his stink shall chap. 1, 4

LOW ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound ancome up, and his ill savour shall come up, because b Isa. 66, 2 ants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD 21 'Fear not, O land ; be glad and rejoice : for c1 Kings cometh, for it is nigh at hand :

the LORD will do "great things. 2 A day of darkness, and of gloominess, a day of 22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field : for the m Isn. 22, 3 Ps. 18, 13. d clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread pastures of the wilderness dospring, for thetree beareth ever. 4,557. upon the mountains : e a great people and a strong;} herfruit

, the fig-treeand thevine do yield their strength. n ch. 1, 18. there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any 23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice

more after it, even to the years of many generations in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the ? Ps. 5m, 3. 3 A fire' devoureth before them; and behind them former rain moderately, and he will cause to come

a flame burneth : the land is as he garden of Eden down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter
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before them, and behind them a desolate wilder- rain in the first month.
ness, yea,and nothing shall escape them.

24 And the floors shall be o full of wheat, and the o- Mat. 0,
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i Nah. 3, 2 'horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

25 And I will P restore to you the years that the p Isa. 60, ia * 5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of

mountains locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and the cater- Zech. 10, 6. shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that de-pillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army, which voureth the stubble, asa strong peoplesetin battlearray.

6 Before their face the people shall be much pain- 26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and ed; all faces shall gather + blackness.

praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath * They shall run like mighty men; they shall* climb} dealt wonderously with you : and my people shall Tim. 1, 4, Lan. 4, 8 the wall like men of war; and they shall 'march every never be 'ashamed. Ps. 127,2 one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: 27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Rom. 5, s.

8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none Zepb. 1, Rev: 3, 12." every one "in bis path : and when they fall upon the else: 'and my people shall never be ashamed. m 1 Sam. 6, sword, they shall not be wounded.

28 And it shall come to pass 'afterward, that I will thos. 3, & 9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall " pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sonsand "leb

. 2, 6 run upon the wall; they shallclimb up upon the houses; } your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall n Jer. 2, 21, they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. dream dreams, your young men shall see visions :

io The earth shall •quake before them; the heav- 29 And also upon the servants and upon the 1 Cor. 4, o Ps. 18, 7. ens shall tremble: the Psun and the moon shall be handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit. Gal

. 3, 28. h Met 24, dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining ; 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and y Mat. 24,

11 And the Lord shall ? utter his voice before his in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. q Ps. 29, 3.

army; for his camp is very great: for he is 'strong 31 The ? sun shall be turned into darkness, and Fler. 50,34. that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible Nom 24 great and very terrible ; and who can abide it? day of the Lord come.

12 Therefore also · now, saith the Lord, Turn ye 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall

even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered : 2 Cor. 52. with weeping, and with mourning;

for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliver- 12, 13. 13 And "rend your heart, and not your garments, ance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant c Rom. 3,

and turn unto the LORD your God : for he is gra- whom the Lord shall call. 1 Lam. S, cious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great

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14. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: Rev. 8, 21. 4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, 0 Tyre,} for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. s Rev. 14, Acts 9, 4. and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine ? will ve 15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and 15, 19.

render me a recompense ? and il ye recompense me, the stars shall withdraw their shining. I Luke 18, 8. ' swiftly and specdily will I return your recompense

16 The Lord also shall "roar out of Zion, and upon your own head :

utter his voice from Jerusalem : and the heavens and Amos 1,2 5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, the carth shall shake: but the Lord will be thet hope 1 Heb. place and have carried into 5 your temples my goodly pleas- of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. oferimento ant things.

17 So shall ye * know that I am the Lord your Isa. S3, 16. 6 The children als of Judah, and the children God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain : then shall 1 Mal. 3, 12 of Jerusalem, have ye sold unto the Grecians, that Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass y Zech. 14, ye might renove them far from their border.

through her any more. 7 Behold, I will raise them k out of the place 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the whither ye have sold them, and will return your rec- } ? mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills ? Ps. 72,3 ompense upon your own head:

shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall 8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of a Ps. 46, 4 SsSam. 15, into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of

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19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be 9" Proclaiin ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the Rev. 16, 14. war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of children of Judah, because they have shed innocent 2 Thes. 1,6 war draw near, let them come up:

blood in their land. 10 Beat your plcw-sharesintoswords, and your pru- 20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusa- Jer. 3, 11 ning-hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. { lem from generation to generation:

i l'Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, 21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not and gather yourselves together round about ; thither cleansed: for the Lord " dwelleth in Zion.

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nantof the Philistines shall perish, saiththe Lord God.
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9 1 Thus saith the LORD, For three transgresHE words of Amos, who was among the herd-sions of Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the men of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel punishment thereof; because they delivered up

the 1 Cor. 1, 27 in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days whole captivity ? to Edom, and remembered not the 2 Sain. 14, of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two brotherly covenant : years before the earthquake.

10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, l 1 Kings 2 And he said, "The Lord will ® roar from Zion, which shall devour the palaces thereof.

and utter his voice from Jerusalem ; and the habita- 11 1 Thus saith the LORD, For three transgressions & 19,4 d2 Tim. 3, tions of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the pun2 Pet. 1, 20. Carmel shall wither.

ishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother - Ps 187,1 3 Thus saith the Lord, For three transgressions with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger peneinh

of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever: f Job 5,19. punishment thereof; because they have threshed

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that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden ; that they might » enlarge their border :
!! Kings and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto 14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah,
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3; and it shall devour the palaces thereof, with shout- 1 Tim. 6, 10 61 Thus saith the Lord, Forthree transgressions ing in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of y Ps. 149,7

of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the pun- the whirlwind : 2 Chr. 21, ishment thereof; because they carried away captive 15 And their ? king shall go into captivity, he and 21 Sam. 18 •6 & 23, 18. the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom: his princes together, saith the Lord. 7 But I will send ma fire on the wall of Gaza,

CHAPTER II. which shall devour the palaces thereof :

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CHAPTER 11I....IV.

Their idolutry and incorrigibleness.
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thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble your- i l'or, * 2 Kings him, saith the Lord.

selves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold m Isn. 4, 4 I Thus saith the Lord, For three transgres-s the great tumulis in the midst thereof, and the op

sions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the pressed in the midst thereof. i el sol. 147, punishment thereof; hecause they have despised the 10 For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, n Jer. 4, +22 201

law of the LORD, and have not kept his command- who "store up violence and robbery in their palaces. 2 l'et. 3, s.

ments, and their lies caused them to err, after the 11 Therefore thus saith the Lord Gov, "An ad-lab. 2 11, 1 Ezra 20, which their fathers have walked ;

versary there shall be even round about the land ; kom. 2, 5 5 But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall and he shall bring down thy ? strength froin thee, g Jer. 5213. devour the palaces of Jerusalem.

and thy palaces shall be spoiled. 61 Thus saith the LORD, For three transgres- 12 Thus saith the LORD, As the shepherd taketh 12. Kings sions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an 'Time',17

the punishment thereof; because they 'sold the right- ear; ' so shall the children of Israel be taken out that și Sam. 19

eous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes; dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and ir. Da- 34 chap. 8, 6.

7 That "pant after the dust of the earth on the mascus in a couch.
Kings head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek; 13 Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob,

and a 'man and his father will go in unto the same saith the Lord Gov, the God of hosts,
maid, to profane my holy name:

14 That in the day that I shall visit the transgres-
8 And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid sions of Israel upon him, I will also visit the aitars 12 Kings

to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine of Beth-el; and the horns of the altar shall be cut 10.d 10, 21. of the condemned in the house of their god.

off, and fall to the ground, o Judg. 2 1. 9 Yetodestroyed I the Amorite before them, whose 15 And I will smite the winter-house with the u Judg. $ p. Psal. 33, Pheight was like the height of the cedars, and he was summer-house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, 1 Kings 2, Jer. 9, 23. strong as the oaks, yet I destroyed his fruit from and the great houses shall haveanend, saith the LORD y Mal. 4,1. above, and his roots from beneath.

CHAPTER IV. 10 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, s 1 Israel reproved for oppression, 4 for idolatry, 6 and for their 177, 10. and 'led you forty years through the 'vilderness, to

incorrigibieness. possess the land of the Amorite.

EAR this word, ye “kine of Bashan, that are a Deut. 32 11 And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and

in the mountain of Samaria, which "oppress is. 22. 12. of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their b Mical: S, thus, 0 ye children of Israel ? saith the Lord. masters. Bring, and let us drink.

12 But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and 2 The Lord Goń hath sworn by his holiness, that, 1.I saiah 30, commanded the prophets, saying, “ Prophesy not. lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take cJer. 16,16

13 Behold, I am *pressed under you, as a cart is you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishpressed that is full of 'sheaves.

hooks. 14 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, 3 And ye shall go out at the beaches, every cow d Deut. 28

and the strong shall not strengthen his force, nei- { at that which is before her; and ye shall cast them fižek. 12 5 Eccl. 8 . ther shall the mighty deliver himself:

into the palace, saith the Lord.
15 Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow ; } 4 Come to Beth-el and e transgress; at Gilgal 4, 5.

and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself: multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices Ezek.20,39, 2147,97% neither shall he that’ rideth the horse deliver himself: every morning, and your tithes after three years; f Deut. 24

16 And he that is courageous among the mighty 5 Arnd offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, shall flee away . naked in that day, saith the Lord. and proclaim

and publish the free-offerings; for this pr. 9, 17, CHAPTER III.

liketh ye children of Israel, saith the Lord Rev. 17,2
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when there were yet three months to the harvest: and 2 € You only have I known of all the families of I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not Judg. 6, Ezek. 20, the earth : therefore I will punish you for all your to rain upon another city: one piece was rained Chap. 8, 11. iniquities.

upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered. Acts 14, 17 3 Can@two walk together except they be agreed? 8 So two or three cities kwandered unto one city, kk

4 Will a lion roar in the forest when he hath no to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have prey ? will a young lion cry out of his den if he have ye 'not returned unto me, saith the LORD. taken nothing ?

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Israel's wuntonness plagued. 10 I have sent among you the pestilence, after the they shall say in all the highways, 'Alas! alas! and Before manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and with the sword, and have taken away your horses; such as are ? skilful of lamentation to wailing:

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18 Wo unto you that desire the day of the LORD! Exod. 12, il I have overtbrown some of you, as God over- to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is Nah. 1, 10.

threw Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a fire- darkness, and not light. 9 Job 19, 20. brand 4 plucked out of the burning : yet have ye not 19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met returned unto me, saith the LORD.

him ; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on 12 Therefore 'thus will I do unto thee, O Israel : { the wall, and a serpent bit him. Exod. 20, and because I will do this unto thee, prepare * to 20 Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and Jer. 43, 44. ineet thy God, O Israel.

not light ? even very dark, and no brightness in it ? a Ps. 75, 8 13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and 21 I hate, I despise your feast-days, and I will Nab. 1, 9

createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is not smell in your solemn assemblies. Eccl. 12, his thought, that maketh the morning "darkness, 22 Though ye offer me burnt-offerings, and your Isai. 1, 11.

and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The meat-offerings, I will not accept them: neither will r Isai. 66, 3 Mat 21, 45. Lor), the God of hosts, is his name.

I regard the peace-offerings of your fat beasts.
CHAPTER V.

23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy
1 A lamentation for Israel....4 An exhortation to repentance. songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.ch. 8, 8.
21 God rejecteth their hypocritical service.

24 But let judgment run down as waters, and
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even a a lamentation, O house of Israel.

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25 Have ye offered 'unto me sacrifices and offer- i Deut. 82, 2 The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall noings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? b Luke 18, more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is 26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your 18, 16. none to raise her up.

Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your # 2 Kings 3 For thus saith the Lord God, The city that god, which ye made to yourselves. went out by a thousand shall leave a hundred, and 27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity that which went forth by a hundred shall leave ten,' beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is 12,5

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CHAPTER VI. rael, Seek ye me, and ye shall e live:

1 The wantonness of Israel shall be plagued with desolation. 5''But seek not Beth-el, nor enter into Gilgal,

12 Their incorrigibleness. and pass not to Beer-sheba : for Gilgal shall surely TO to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust Ps 192 go into captivity, and Beth-el shall come to nought. in the mountain of Samaria, which are named 13.

6 Seek the LORD, and ye shall live ; lest he break chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came! & Mal. 4, 1. out like & fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, 2 Pass ye unto Calueh, and "see; and from thence b Jer. 3, 10 and there be none to quench it in Beth-el.

go ye to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of 7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and the Philistines : be they better than these king-Num. 14,

i Isai. 5, ?: leave off righteousness in the earth,

doms? or their border greater than your border? 8 Seek him that maketh the seven *stars and Orion, 3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause Mat. 24,

d k Job 3, 4 and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, the seat of violence to come near; 11 Kings and maketh the day dark with night : that 'calleth 4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch them- e Rom. 13,

for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon selves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of 13, 14 the face of the earth : The Lord is his name: the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

9 That strengtheneth the "spoiled against the strong, 5 That chaunt to the sound of the viol, and invent Ecel. 3,8 so that the spoiied shall come against the fortress. to themselves instruments of music, like David;

10 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and 6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint them1 Kings they abhor him that " speaketh uprightly.

selves with the chief ointments; but they are not 13.112,21

. 11 Forasmuch, therefore, as °your treading is upon grieved for the affliction of Joseph. isZeph.; the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat 7 Therefore now shall they go captive with the Rom. 12, 15.

ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall { "first that go captive, and the banquet of them that 52 Kings So. Deut. 28, P not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vine- stretched themselves shall be removed. yards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.

8 The Lord God hath sworn by himself, saith the 12 For "I know your manifold transgressions and LORD, the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of elsap. 2, 6. your mighty sios: they afflict the just, they take a Jacob, and hate his palaces : therefore will I deliver

bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from up the city, with all that is therein.
their right.

9 And it shall come to pass, if there remain 'ten 12 Kinga 13 Therefore the 'prudent shall keep silence in men in one house, that they kshall die. Hosea 4, 17. that time ; for it is an evil time.

10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he kch. 5, 19. 14 'Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live; and that 'burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the 11Sam. Si Jer 15, 41. so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of 12 ye have "spoken.

the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall 15 * Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongile; for

judgment in the gate: it may be that the Lord God "we may not make mention of the name of the LORD. Micali 3, 11 of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph. 11 For, behold, the LORD "commandeth, and he

16 Therefore the LORD," the God of hosts, the will smité the great house with breaches, and the Wall, 1.da how ti 9. Lord, saith thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and little house with clefts.

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Judgments of the grasshoppers, &c. CHAPTER VII....VIII....IX.

Oppression repored. 12 Shall horses run upon the rock ? will one plow

CHAPTER VIII.
there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into i By a basket of summer-fruit is shewed Israel's end...4 Op-
gall, and the fruit of righteousness into "hemlock.

pression of the poor reproved.
13 Ye which rejoice in a think of nought, which THUS hath the Lord Gon shewed unto me : and,

'
p Hob. 10, 4 say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own

, of summer-fruit.

2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou ? And I said, a Jer. 5, 27. 14 But, behold, I will raise upagainst you a nation, A basket "of summer-fruit. Then said the LORD 5 Rev. 14, O house of Israel, saith the Lord,the God of hosts unto me, “The end is come ripon my people of Israel; and they shall afflict you from the entering in off I will not again pass by thein any more. Hamath unto the river of the wilderness..

3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings CHAPTER VII.

in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many
The judgments of grasshoppers, and of fire, are diverted hit the dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth e Ps. 79, 2.
prayer of Amos, &c.

with silence.
VHUS hath the Lord God shewed unto me and, 41 Hear this, Oye that'swallow up the needy,

behold, he formed grasshoppers in the begin- even to make the poor of the land to fail,
ņing of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, 5 Saying When will the 6 new moon be gone, that 2 Kings

5 . 5 it was the latter growth after the king's mowings we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we inay set in: 2,

2 And it came to pass, that when they had made forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel isa 58, s. an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, great, and falsifying the balances by deceit ?

O Lord God, forgive, I beseech thee; by whom 6 That we may "buy the poor for silver, and the h Lev.25, James 3, 18. shall Jacob arise ? for to is small.

needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of Neh. 5, 1, 6 3 The LORD ® repented for this : It shall not be, the wheat ? Psal. 12, 1. saith the LORD.

7 The Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, 41 Thus bath the Lord God shewed untome;and, Surely I will never forget any of their works. 12 Kings 15, behold, the Lord God called to contend by fire, and 8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every Jer. 3, 12. 16. & 16, 9. it devoured the 'great deep, and did eat up a part. one mourn that dwelleth therein ? and it shall rise up

5 Then said I, O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee; wholly as "a flood; and it shall be cast out and Ezek. 29, ç Ps. 102, 6 by whom shall Jacob arise ? for he is small. drowned, as by the food of Egypt.

6 The LORD repented for this : This also shall 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the i Thes. 5, 3. not be, saith the Lord God.

Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down

at 7 I Thus he shewed me; and, behold, the LORD noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day : stood upon a wall made by a plumb-line, with a 10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and n Jam. 5,6. plumb-line in his hand.

all your songs into lamentation ; and I will bring up
8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every
thou ? And I said, A plumb-line. Then said the head ; and I will make it as the mourning of an only

;
LORD, Behold, I will set a plumb-line in the midst of son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
my people Israel: I will not again pass by them
:

11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, Isa. 34, 11. any more:

that I will send a famine in the land ; not a famine 9 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, of bread, nor a thirst for water, P but of hearing the p verse s.

and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and words of the Lord : 12 Kings I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the

T2S and they shali a wander from sea to sea, and sword.

from the north even to the east; they shall run to and 10 1 Then Amaziah, the 'priest of Beth-el, sent fro to seek the word of the Lord,and shall'not find it. Jer. 20,38 to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath "con- 13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young 13. Euras spired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel; men faint for thirst. Luke 23, 2. the land is not able to bear all his words.

14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, 11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall • die by Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beer- ! Kingo the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive sheba liveth ; even they "shall fall, and never rise up out of their own land.

again.
12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go,

CHAPTER IX.
P flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat 1 The certainty of Israel's desolation....11 The restoring of the
Bull
bread, and prophesy there :

tabernacle of David. 12 ingo for is the a king's it is the court 13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: I SAW the Lope Standing upon the altar i and he has

said, Smite the lintel of , that the posts Ezek. 3, 1. 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I may shake; and cut them in the head, all of them;

was 'no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son: but and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he 21.Cor.1, I was a herdman, and a gatherer of 'sycam.ore-fruit : that fleeth of them shall 'not flee away; and he that lips. 1792,7

15 And the LORD took me "as I followed the flock,esca peth of them sha!l not be delivered.

and the Lord said unto me, 'Go, prophesy unto my 2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall my hand Job 16, 6 uch. 1, 1. people Israel.

take them ; though they climb up to heaven, thence 16 Now, therefore, hear thou the word of the will I bring them down : y Mal. 14. LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, . , 3 And though they "hide themselves in the top of Ps

. 184, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac. 'Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and Jer. 37, 17

17 Therefore thus saith the LORD, · Thy wife shall though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of ePs. 141 set. 28:12. be a harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he

shall fall by the sword, and ihy land shall be divided shall bite them : Rings by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land : and 4 And though they go intocaptivity before theirene: (Deut

. » Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land. S mies, thence will I'command the sword, and it shall

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