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Amos 9 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Fifth Vision: The LORD beside the Altar

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I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and He said:

Strike the capitals of the pillars

so that the thresholds shake;

knock them down on the heads of all the people.

Then I will kill the rest of them with the sword.

None of those who flee will get away;

none of the fugitives will escape.

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If they dig down to Sheol,

from there My hand will take them;

if they climb up to heaven,

from there I will bring them down.

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If they hide themselves

on the top of Carmel,

from there I will track them down

and seize them;

if they conceal themselves

from My sight on the sea floor,

from there I will command

the sea serpent to bite them.

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And if they are driven

by their enemies into captivity,

from there I will command

the sword to kill them.

I will fix My eyes on them

for harm and not for good.

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The Lord, the GOD of Hosts —

He touches the earth;

it melts, and all who dwell in it mourn;

all of it rises like the Nile

and subsides like the Nile of Egypt.

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He builds His upper chambers

in the heavens

and lays the foundation of His vault

on the earth.

He summons the waters of the sea

and pours them out on the face of the earth.

Yahweh is His name.

  
Announcement of Judgment

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Israelites, are you not like the Cushites to Me?

This is the LORD’s declaration.

Didn’t I bring Israel from the land of Egypt,

the Philistines from Caphtor,[fn]

and the Arameans from Kir?

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Look, the eyes of the Lord GOD

are on the sinful kingdom,

and I will destroy it

from the face of the earth.

However, I will not totally destroy

the house of Jacob —

this is the LORD’s declaration —

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for I am about to give the command,

and I will shake the house of Israel

among all the nations,

as one shakes a sieve,

but not a pebble will fall to the ground.

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All the sinners among My people

who say: “Disaster will never overtake[fn]

or confront us,”

will die by the sword.

  
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In that day

I will restore the fallen booth of David:

I will repair its gaps,

restore its ruins,

and rebuild it as in the days of old,

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so that they may possess

the remnant of Edom

and all the nations

that are called by My name[fn] —

this is the LORD’s declaration —

He will do this.

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Hear this! The days are coming —

this is the LORD’s declaration —

when the plowman will overtake the reaper

and the one who treads grapes,

the sower of seed.

The mountains will drip with sweet wine,

and all the hills will flow with it.

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I will restore the fortunes of My people Israel.[fn]

They will rebuild and occupy ruined cities,

plant vineyards and drink their wine,

make gardens and eat their produce.

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I will plant them on their land,

and they will never again be uprooted

from the land I have given them.

Yahweh your God has spoken.

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HCSB Footnotes
Probably Crete
Or You will not let disaster come near
LXX reads so that the remnant of man and all the nations . . . may seek [Me] ; Ac 15:17
Or restore My people Israel from captivity

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Holy Bible, Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used with permission by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. All rights reserved.

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