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Amos 1:3-15

3Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of Damascus,

and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,3

because they have threshed Gilead

with threshing sledges of iron.

4So I will send a fire upon the house of Hazael,

and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad.

5I will break the gate-bar of Damascus,

and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of Aven,4

and him who holds the scepter from Beth-eden;

and the people of Syria shall go into exile to Kir,”

says the Lord.

6Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of Gaza,

and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,

because they carried into exile a whole people

to deliver them up to Edom.

7So I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza,

and it shall devour her strongholds.

8I will cut off the inhabitants from Ashdod,

and him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon;

I will turn my hand against Ekron,

and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish,”

says the Lord God.

9Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of Tyre,

and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,

because they delivered up a whole people to Edom,

and did not remember the covenant of brotherhood.

10So I will send a fire upon the wall of Tyre,

and it shall devour her strongholds.”

11Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of Edom,

and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,

because he pursued his brother with the sword

and cast off all pity,

and his anger tore perpetually,

and he kept his wrath forever.

12So I will send a fire upon Teman,

and it shall devour the strongholds of Bozrah.”

13Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of the Ammonites,

and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,

because they have ripped open pregnant women in Gilead,

that they might enlarge their border.

14So I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah,

and it shall devour her strongholds,

with shouting on the day of battle,

with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind;

15and their king shall go into exile,

he and his princes5 together,”

says the Lord.

Footnotes

  • 3 1:3 Hebrew I will not turn it back; also verses 6, 9, 11, 13
  • 4 1:5 Or On
  • 5 1:15 Or officials