The wantonness of Israel,
Amos 6:1 O wo be to the proude welthy in Syon to suche as thincke them so sure vpon the mounte of Samaria? which holde them selues for the beste of the worlde, and rule the house of Israel, euen as they lyst. Amos 6:2 Go vnto Calne, and se: & from thence get you to Hemath the greate cytye, and so go doune to Gath of the Philistines: be they better at ease then these kyngedomes, or the border of theyr lande wyder then yours? Amos 6:3 Ye are taken out for the euyll daye, euen ye that syt in the stole of wilfulnesse: Amos 6:4 Ye that lye vpon beddes of Iuerye, and vse your wantonnesse vpon your rouches: ye that eate the beste lambes of the flocke, and the fattest calues of the droaue: Amos 6:5 ye that singe to the lute, & in playenge of instrumentes compare youre selues vnto Dauid: Amos 6:6 ye that drincke wyne oute of goblettes, and annoynte youre selues with the best oyle, but no man is sorye for Iosephs hurte.
shall be plagued with desolation,
Amos 6:7 Therfor now shal ye be the fyrst of them, that shal be led awaye captyue, and the lusty chere of the wylfull shal come to an ende. Amos 6:8 The Lorde God hath sworne euen by himselfe (sayeth the Lorde God of hostes) I hate the pryde of Iacob, and I abhorre his palaces and I wyll geue ouer the cytie, with all that is therein: Amos 6:9 so that thoughe there remayne ten men in one house, they shal dye. Amos 6:10 So their next kynsfolkes and the dead buryers shall take them, and carye awaye theyr bones, and saye vnto hym, that is in the ynnermer house: is there yet any mo by þe? And he shal answere: they are al gone, holde thy tunge (shal he say) 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: & the lytle houses, that they shall cleue a sunder.
and their incorrigibleness.
Amos 6:12 Who can runne with horses, or plow with oxen vpon the herde rockes of stone? For why? ye haue turned true iudgement into bytternesse, & the frute of ryghtuousnesse into worm wood: Amos 6:13 Yea, euen ye, that reioyse in vayne thinges, ye that say: haue not we obtayned hornes in oure owne strength? Amos 6:14 Wel, take hede, O ye house of Israel, sayeth the Lorde God of hostes: I wyll brynge a people vpon you, which shall trouble you, from the waye that goeth towarde Hemath, vnto the broke in the medowe.