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Today's Bible Reading :: Amos 1–5 (KJV)

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Amos 1

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:1 - The 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:2 - And he said, The 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:3 - Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:4 - But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:5 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:6 - Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:7 - But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:8 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:9 - 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:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:10 - But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:11 - Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:12 - But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:13 - Thus saith the LORD; 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:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:14 - But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof, with shouting in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:15 - And their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes together, saith the LORD.

Amos 2

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:1 - Thus 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:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:2 - But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth: and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:3 - And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him, saith the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:4 - 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 have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:5 - But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:6 - Thus saith the LORD; 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;

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:7 - 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:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:8 - And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:9 - Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:10 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:11 - And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:12 - But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:13 - Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:14 - Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:15 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:16 - And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD.

Amos 3

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:1 - Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:2 - You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:3 - Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:4 - 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?

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:5 - Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:6 - 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?

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:7 - Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:8 - The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:9 - 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 oppressed in the midst thereof.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:10 - For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:11 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:12 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:13 - Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:14 - That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him I will also visit the altars of Bethel: and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:15 - 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.

Amos 4

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:1 - Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:2 - 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 fishhooks.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:3 - And ye shall go out at the breaches, every cow at that which is before her; and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:4 - Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:5 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:6 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:7 - And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:8 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:9 - I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:10 - I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain 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 unto me, saith the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:11 - I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:12 - Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:13 - For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.

Amos 5

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:1 - Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:2 - The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:3 - For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:4 - For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:5 - But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:6 - Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:7 - Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:8 - Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:9 - That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:10 - They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:11 - Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:12 - For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:13 - Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:14 - Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:15 - Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:16 - Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:17 - And in all vineyards shall be wailing: for I will pass through thee, saith the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:18 - Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:19 - As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:20 - Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:21 - I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:22 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:23 - Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:24 - But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:25 - Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:26 - But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:27 - Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.
 
 
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