The wantonness of Israel,
Amos 6:1 O wo be to þe proude welthy in Syon to soch as thinke them so sure vpon the mount of Samaria? whych holde them selues for the best of the worlde, and rule the house of Israel, euen as they lyst. Amos 6:2 Go vnto Calne, and se: and from thence get you to Hemath the great cytie, & so go downe to Gath of the Philistines: be they better at ease then these kyngdomes, or the border of their lande wyder then yours? Amos 6:3 Ye are taken out for the euell daye, euen ye that syt in the stole of wylfulnesse. Amos 6:4 Ye that lye vpon beddes of Yuery, and vse youre wantonnesse vpon your couches: ye that eate the best lambes of the flocke, & the fattest calues of the droaue: Amos 6:5 ye that synge to the lute, and in playenge of instrumentes compare youre selues vnto Dauid: Amos 6:6 ye that dryncke wyne out of goblettes, and anoynte youre selues with the best oyle, but no man is sory for Iosephs hurte.
shall be plagued with desolation,
Amos 6:7 Therfore, nowe shall ye be the fyrst of them, that shall be led awaye captiue, and the lusty chere of the wylfull shall come to an ende. Amos 6:8 The Lorde God hath sworne euen by him selfe (sayeth the Lorde God of Hostes) I hate the pryde of Iacob, and I abhorre his palaces: and I will geue ouer the cytie, with all that is therin: Amos 6:9 so that though there remayne ten men in one house, they shall dye. Amos 6:10 So their nexte kynsfolekes and the deed buriers shall take them, and cary awaye theyr bones, and saye vnto him, that is in the ynnermer house: is there yet eny mo by þe? And he shall answere: they are all gone, holde thy tunge (shall he saye) for they wolde not remembre the name of the Lorde. Amos 6:11 Beholde, the Lorde is mynded to smyte the greate houses, so that they shall decaye: and the lytle houses, þt they shall cleue a sunder.
and their incorrigibleness.
Amos 6:12 Who can runne wt horses, or plowe with oxen vpon þe harde rockes of stone? For why ye haue turned true iudgement into bytternesse & þe frute of ryghteousnesse into wormwod: Amos 6:13 Yee, euen ye, that reioyse in vayne thinges: ye þt saye: haue not we optayned hornes in oure awne strength? Amos 6:14 Wel, take hede, O ye house of Israel, sayeth the Lorde God of hoostes: I will bringe a people vpon you, whych shall trouble you, from þe waye that goeth towarde Hemath, vnto the broke in the medowe.