God's wrath against Moab,
Amos 2:1 Thus sayth the LORD, For three transgressions of Moab, and for foure, I wil not turne away [the punishment] thereof, because hee burnt the bones of the King of Edom into lime. Amos 2:2 But I will send a fire vpon Moab, and it shall deuoure the palaces of Kerioth, and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, [and] with the sound of the trumpet: Amos 2:3 And I will cut off the iudge from the middest thereof, and wil slay all the princes thereof with him, sayeth the LORD.
Amos 2:4 Thus sayth the LORD, For three transgressions of Iudah, and for foure, I will not turne away [the punishment] thereof; because they haue despised the Law of the LORD, and haue not kept his Commandements, and their lies caused them to erre, after the which their fathers haue walked. Amos 2:5 But I will send a fire vpon Iudah, and it shall deuoure the palaces of Ierusalem.
and upon Israel.
Amos 2:6 Thus sayth the LORD, For three transgressions of Israel, and for foure, I will not turne away [the punishment] thereof; because they solde the righteous for siluer, and the poore for a paire of shooes: Amos 2:7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poore, and turne aside the way of the meeke; and a man and his father will goe in vnto the [same] maid, to profane my holy Name. Amos 2:8 And they lay themselues downe vpon clothes laide to pledge, by euery Altar, and they drinke the wine of the condemned [in] the house of their God.
God complaineth of their unfaithfulness.
Amos 2:9 Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height [was] like the height of the Cedars, and hee was strong as the okes, yet I destroyed his fruite from aboue, and his rootes from beneath. Amos 2:10 Also I brought you vp from the land of Egypt, and ledde you fourtie yeeres through the wildernesse, to possesse the land of the Amorite. Amos 2:11 And I raised vp of your sonnes for Prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. [Is it] not euen thus, O ye children of Israel, saith the LORD? Amos 2:12 But ye gaue the Nazarites wine to drinke, and commaunded the Prophets, saying, Prophecie not. Amos 2:13 Behold, I am pressed vnder you, as a cart is pressed that is ful of sheaues. Amos 2:14 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mightie deliuer himselfe: Amos 2:15 Neither shall hee stand that handleth the bow, and hee that is swift of foote, shall not deliuer [himselfe], neither shall hee that rideth the horse, deliuer himselfe. Amos 2:16 And hee that is couragious among the mighty, shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD.