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Amos 1 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Judgments on Israel’s Neighbors

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:1 - The words of Amos, who was among the sheepbreeders[fn] 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 roars from Zion,
And utters His voice from Jerusalem;
The pastures of the shepherds mourn,
And the top of Carmel withers.”
Judgment on the Nations

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:3 - Thus says the LORD:

“For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they have threshed Gilead with implements of iron.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:5 - I will also break the gate bar of Damascus,
And cut off the inhabitant from the Valley of Aven,
And the one who holds the scepter from Beth Eden.
The people of Syria shall go captive to Kir,”
Says the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:6 - Thus says the LORD:

“For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they took captive the whole captivity
To deliver them up to Edom.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:7 - But I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza,
Which shall devour its palaces.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:8 - I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod,
And the one who holds the scepter from Ashkelon;
I will turn My hand against Ekron,
And the remnant of the Philistines shall perish,”
Says the Lord GOD.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:9 - Thus says the LORD:

“For three transgressions of Tyre, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom,
And did not remember the covenant of brotherhood.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:10 - But I will send a fire upon the wall of Tyre,
Which shall devour its palaces.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:11 - Thus says the LORD:

“For three transgressions of Edom, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because he pursued his brother with the sword,
And cast off all pity;
His anger tore perpetually,
And he kept his wrath forever.

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 says the LORD:

“For three transgressions of the people of Ammon, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they ripped open the women with child in Gilead,
That they might enlarge their territory.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:15 - Their king shall go into captivity,
He and his princes together,”
Says the LORD.
NKJV Footnotes
Compare 2 Kings 3:4
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