American Standard Version

Amos 2

God's wrath against Moab,

Amos 2:1 Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Moab, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime: Amos 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; Amos 2:3 and I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him, saith Jehovah.

upon Judah,

Amos 2:4 Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Judah, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have rejected the law of Jehovah, and have not kept his statutes, and their lies have caused them to err, after which their fathers did walk: Amos 2:5 but I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.

and upon Israel.

Amos 2:6 Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes -- Amos 2:7 they 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 go unto the [same] maiden, to profane my holy name: Amos 2:8 and they lay themselves down beside every altar upon clothes taken in pledge; and in the house of their God they drink the wine of such as have been fined.

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 he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath. Amos 2:10 Also I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and led you forty years in the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite. Amos 2:11 And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazirites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith Jehovah. Amos 2:12 But ye gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not. Amos 2:13 Behold, I will press [you] in your place, as a cart presseth that is full of sheaves. Amos 2:14 And flight shall perish from the swift; and the strong shall not strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself; Amos 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; Amos 2:16 and he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith Jehovah.

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