The wantonness of Israel,
Amos 6:1 Wo to them that are at ease in Sion, and trust in the mountayne of Samaria, which were famous at the beginning of the nations, & the house of Israel came to them. Amos 6:2 Go you vnto Calneh, and see, and from thence go you to Hemath the great, then go downe to Gath of the Philistines: be they better then these kingdomes? or the border of their lande greater then your border? Amos 6:3 Ye that put farre away the euyll day, and approche to the seate of iniquitie. Amos 6:4 They lye vpon beddes of yuorie, and stretche them selues vpon their couches, and eate the lambes out of the flocke, and the calues out of the stall. Amos 6:5 They sing to the sounde of the viole, they inuent to them selues instrumentes of musicke, like Dauid. Amos 6:6 They drinke wine in bowles, and annoynt them selues with chiefe ointmentes: but no man is sorie for the affliction of Ioseph.
shall be plagued with desolation,
Amos 6:7 Therfore nowe shall they go captiue with the first that go captiue, and the sorowe of them that stretched them selues is at hande. Amos 6:8 The Lorde God hath sworne by hym selfe, sayth the Lorde God of hoastes: I abhorre the excellencie of Iacob, and hate his palaces, therfore will I deliuer vp the citie, with all that is therin. Amos 6:9 And if there remayne ten men in one house, they shall dye, Amos 6:10 And his vncle shall take him vp, and burne him, to cary out the bones out of the house, & shall say vnto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? And he shal say, None. Then shal he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not remember the name of the Lorde. Amos 6:11 For behold the Lord commaundeth, and he will smyte the great house with breaches, & the litle houses with cleftes.
and their incorrigibleness.
Amos 6:12 Shal horses run vpo the rocke? or wil one plowe there with oxen? for ye haue turned iudgement into gall, & the fruite of righteousnesse into wormewood. Amos 6:13 Ye reioyce in a thing of naught, ye say: Haue not we gotten vs hornes by our owne strength? Amos 6:14 But behold, I wil rayse vp against you a nation O house of Israel, sayth the Lorde God of hoastes, and they shall afflict you from the entring of Hemath, vnto the riuer of the wildernesse.