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the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
and I will no more o 3.And they have cast lots formy people:
hi have given a boy for a harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. 4 Yea, and what have* to do with me, Q Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompense? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompense upon your own head; 5. Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things. 6 o: children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border. 7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompense upon your own head: 8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the Lord hath spoken it. 9 || Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles: Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up : 10 Beat your plough-shares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears: let the weak say. I am strong. 11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. 12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. 13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. 15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. łońe LoRD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LoRD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. 17 So shall ye know that I am the Lond your God dwelling in Zion my holy mountain: thenshall Jerusalem beholy, and there
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CHAP. I. To: words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. 2 And he jo. loRD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither. 3 Thus saith the Lord; For three trans; gressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn o the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron: 4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad. 5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the Lord. 6 || Thus saith the Lorp; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away theso. thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom : 7 But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof: 8 And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron; and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord God. 9 || Thus saith the Lord ; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof: because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant: , 10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof. 11 || Thus saith the Lond ; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof: be
anger did tear perpetually,and he kepthis wrath for ever: 12. But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah. 13 || Thus saith the Lond; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof: because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border: 14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour the |. thereof, with shouting in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind: 15 And their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes ofoil the Lord. CHAP. II.
HUS saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof, because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime: 2. But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kirioth; and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet: 3 And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him, saith the Lord. 4 || Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof: because they have despised the law of the LoRD, and i. not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked: 5 But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem. 6 To"Thus saith the Lond ; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof: because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes; -7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name: 8. And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in
cause he ..". his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his
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9 || Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; }. I destroyed his fruit from above, and is roots from beneath. 10 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite. 11 And I raised up of your sons for prohets, and of your young men for Nazarites. 's it not even thus, Oye children of Israel? saith the Lord. 12 But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, *ś. not. 13 Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves. 14 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself: 15 Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow ; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself; neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself. 16 And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the Lord. III
CHAP. III. EAR this word that the Lord hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I bro up from the land of Egypt, saying, 2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. 3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed? 4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing? 5 Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him 2 shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all ? 6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid” shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it * 7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his serwants the prophets. 8-The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy " . . 9 is Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the opressed in the midst thereof. 1. For they know not to do right, saith oe Loop, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.
11 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: An adversary there shall be even ro about the land; and he shall bring down thy, strength, from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled. 12 Thus saith the Lord: As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear: so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch. 13 Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord God, the God of hosts, 14 that in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him I will also visit the altars of Beth-el: and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground. * 15 And I will smite the winter-house with the summer-house; and the houses of
ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith the Lord. CHAP. IV.
EAR this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the ..". which say..to their masters, Bring, and let us drink. 2 The Lord God hath sworn by his holiness, that lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fish-hooks. 3 And ye shals go out at the breaches, every cow at that which is before her; and e shall cast them into the palace, saith the ORD. 4 || Come to Beth-el and transgress: at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years: 5. And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free-offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord God. 6 T And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord. 7 And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there wereyet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered. 8 So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord. , 9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew; when your gardens and Your vineyards and your fig-trees and yourolivetrees increased, the palmer-worm devoused them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Load.
J1 lamentation for Israel. CHAP.
10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of ...'...}}. men have Islain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils; yet have ye not returned
sions and your mighty sins: they afflict the
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Jin exhortation to repentance.
20 Shall not darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it? 21 TT I hate, I despise your feast-days, i. I will not smell in your solemn assemles. 22 Though ye offer me burnt-offerings and your meat-offerings, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the peace-offerings of your fat beasts. 23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. 24 But let judgment run down as war ters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. 25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? 26 But ye have horne the tabernacleo your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. 27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LoRD, whose "of The God of hosts.
W W TO to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Sama
ria, which are named chief of the nations,
to whom the house of Israel came!
unto me, saith the Lord.
11 I have overthrown some of you, as me, saith the Lord.
13 For so, he that formeth the mountains, high places of the earth, The LoRD, The
gainst you, even a lamentation,
her land; there is none to raise her up.
10 They hate him that rebuketh in the ing is upon the poor, and ye take from him. but ye shall not drink wine of them.
2 Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath, the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border?
3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and
4 That open beds of ivory, and
Israel threatened with desolation.
stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall; 5 That chant to the sound of the viol. and invent to themselves instruments of music. like David; t; That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but o o not grieved for the affliction of osco); l. 7 * Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, . the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed. 8. The Lord God hath sworn by himself, saith the Lord the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein. 9 And it shall come to pass, if there reo ten men in one house, that they shall Gile. 10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the Lord. 11 For behold, the Loop commandeth. and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with closis. 12 "I Shall horses run upon the rock : wiil one plough there with oxen 2 for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock: 13 Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say. Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength 2 14 But behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the oRD the God of hosts; and they shall asflict you from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of the wilderness. - CHAP. VII. WHUS hath the Lord Gop shewed unto me; and behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings. 2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I o, O Lord Gop, forgive. I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. 3. The Lond repented for this: It shall not be, saith the Lond. 4 T Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold, the Lord God called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great,deep, and did eat up a part. 5 Then said I, O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? r he is small.
6 The Lord repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord God. 7 * Thus he shewed me: and behold, the Lord. stood upon a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand. 8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? and I said, A plumb-line. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a lumb-line in the midstof my people Israel: will not again pass by them any more : 9 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of jeroboam with the sword. 10 || Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words. 11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land. 12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there : 13 But prophesy not again any more at Beth-el: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court. 14 || Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a herdman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit: 15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel. 16 || Now therefore hear thou the word of the Lord : Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac. 17 Therefore thus saith the Lorp; Thy wife shall be a harlot in the i". and thy sons and thy, daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land. CHAP. VIII. HUS hath the Lord Gop shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. 2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon o people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. 3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in “. place; they shall cast them forth wi silence. ` 4 * Hear this, Oye that swallow up the . even to make the poor of the land to fail, 5 Saying, whom the new-moon be