God's wrath against Moab,
Amos 2:1 Thus sayeth the Lorde: For thre and foure wyckednesses of Moab, I wyll not spare hym: because he brent the bones of the kynge of Edom to asshes. Amos 2:2 Therfore, wyll I sende a fyre into Moab, which shall consume the palaces of Carioth: so that Moab shall peryshe with noyse and the sounde of a shawme. Amos 2:3 I wyll rote out the iudge from amonge them, & slaye all hys prynces with him, sayeth the Lorde.
Amos 2:4 Thus sayeth the Lorde: for thre and foure wyckednesses of Iuda, I wyll not spare him: because he hath cast a syde þe lawe of the Lorde, and not kepte hys commaundementes: for why? they wolde nedes be disceaued with the lyes that theyr forefathers folowed. Amos 2:5 Therfore, will I sende a fyre into Iuda, which shall consume the palaces of Ierusalem.
and upon Israel.
Amos 2:6 Thus sayeth þe Lorde: For thre and foure wickednesses of Israel, I will not spare him because he hath solde the ryghteous for money, & the poore for shoes. Amos 2:7 They treade vpon poore mens heades, in the dust of the earth, & croke the wayes of the meke. The sonne and the father go to the harlot, to dishonoure my holy name, Amos 2:8 they lye besyde euery alter vpon clothes taken to pledge, and in the house of theyr goddes they dryncke the wyne of the oppressed.
God complaineth of their unfaithfulness.
Amos 2:9 Yet destroyed I the Amoryte before them, that was as hye as the Cedre trees, and as stronge as the okes: notwithstandynge I destroyed his frute from aboue and his rote from vnder: Amos 2:10 Agayne, I brought you out of þe lande of Egypt, & led you fourty yeares thorowe the wildernes, that ye might haue the Amorites landes in possession. Amos 2:11 I raysed vp prophetes amonge youre chyldren, and absteyners amonge youre yonge men. Is it not so, O ye chyldren of Israel, sayeth the Lorde? Amos 2:12 But ye gaue þe absteyners wyne to dryncke, yee, ye commaunded the prophetes sayinge. Prophecy not. Amos 2:13 Beholde, I will crashe you in sonder, lyke as a wayne crassheth, that is full of sheaues: Amos 2:14 so that the swifte shall not escape nether the stronge be able to do eny thynge: no, the gyaunte shall not saue his awne lyfe. Amos 2:15 The archer shall not abyde, and the swyfte of fote shall not escape. The horsman shall not saue his lyfe, Amos 2:16 and he that is as manly of stomack as a gyaunte, shall in that daye be fayne to runne his waye naked, sayeth the Lorde.