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Amos 2 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The LORD says:

I will not relent from punishing Moab

for three crimes, even four,

because he burned the bones

of the king of Edom to lime.

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Therefore, I will send fire against Moab,

and it will consume the citadels of Kerioth.

Moab will die with a tumult,

with shouting and the sound of the ram’s horn.

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I will cut off the judge from the land

and kill all its officials with him.

The LORD has spoken.

Judgment on Judah
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The LORD says:

I will not relent from punishing Judah

for three crimes, even four,

because they have rejected the instruction of the LORD

and have not kept his statutes.

The lies that their ancestors followed

have led them astray.

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Therefore, I will send fire against Judah,

and it will consume the citadels of Jerusalem.

Judgment on Israel
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The LORD says:

I will not relent from punishing Israel

for three crimes, even four,

because they sell a righteous person for silver

and a needy person for a pair of sandals.

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They trample the heads of the poor

on the dust of the ground

and obstruct the path of the needy.

A man and his father have sexual relations

with the same girl,

profaning my holy name.

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They stretch out beside every altar

on garments taken as collateral,

and in the house of their God

they drink wine obtained through fines.

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Yet I destroyed the Amorite as Israel advanced;

his height was like the cedars,

and he was as sturdy as the oaks;

I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.

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And I brought you from the land of Egypt

and led you forty years in the wilderness

in order to possess the land of the Amorite.

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I raised up some of your sons as prophets

and some of your young men as Nazirites.

Is this not the case, Israelites?

This is the LORD’s declaration.

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But you made the Nazirites drink wine

and commanded the prophets,

“Do not prophesy.”

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Look, I am about to crush[fn] you in your place

as a wagon crushes when full of grain.

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Escape will fail the swift,

the strong one will not maintain his strength,

and the warrior will not save his life.

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The archer will not stand his ground,

the one who is swift of foot

will not save himself,

and the one riding a horse will not save his life.

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Even the most courageous of the warriors

will flee naked on that day —

this is the LORD’s declaration.

CSB Footnotes
Or hinder ; Hb obscure

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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