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God's judgment on Syria, &c. CHAP. I, II. God's wrath against Moab.
18 [ And it shall come to pass in that lence against the children of Judah, beday, that the mountains shall drop down cause they have shed innocent blood in new wine, and the hills shall flow with their land. milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow 20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, with waters, and a fountain shall come and Jerusalem from generation to geneforth of the house of the Lord, and shall ration. water the valley of Shittim.
21 For I will cleanse their blood that I 19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth shall be a desolate wilderness, for the vio- in Zion.
langer did tear perpetually, and he kept his THE words of Amos, who was among wrath for ever:
12 But I will send a fire upon Teman, concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah. king of Judah, and in the days of Jero- 13 | Thus saith the LORD; For three boam the son of Joash king of Israel, two transgressions of the children of Ammon, years before the earthquake.
and for four, I will not turn away the 2 And he said, The LORD will roar from punishment thereof: because they have Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem ; ripped up the women with child, of Giand the habitations of the shepherds shall lead, that they might enlarge their border: mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither. 14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of
3 Thus saith the LORD; For three trans- Rabbah, and it shall devour the palaces gressions of Damascus, and for four, I will thereof, with shouting in the day of battle, not turn away the punishment thereof; be- with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind: cause they have threshed Gilead with 15 And their king shall go into captivity, threshing instruments of iron :
he and his princes together, saith the LORD. 4 But I will send a fire into the house of
CHAP. II. Hazaelwhich shall devour the palaces of THIS saith the LORD: For three trans;
5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, will not tum away the punishment thereof, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain because he burned the bones of the king of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre of Edom into lime: from the house of Eden: and the people 2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, it shall devour the palaces of Kirioth: and saith the LORD.
Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, 6. Thus saith the LORD; For three and with the sound of the trumpet: transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will 3 And I will cut off the judge from the not turn away the punishment thereof: be- midst thereof, and will slay all the princes cause they carried away captive the whole thereof with him, saith the Lord. captivity, to deliver them up to Edom : 4. Thus saith the LORD; For three
7 But I will send a fire on the wall of transgressions of Judah, and' for four, I Gaza, which shall devour the palaces will not turn away the punishment thereof: thereof:
because they have despised the law of the 8 And I will cut off the inhabitant from LORD, and have not kept his commandAshdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre ments, and their lies caused them to err, from Ashkelon, and I will turn my hand after the which their fathers have walked against Ekron: and the remnant of the 5 But I will send a fire upon Judah, and Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord God. it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.
9 T Thus saith the LORD; For three 61 Tbus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for four, I transgressions of Israel, and' for four, ! will not turn away the punishment thereof: will not turn away the punishment thereof: because they delivered up the whole cap- because they sold the righteous for silver, tivity to Edom, and remembered not the and the poor for a pair of shoes ; brotherly covenant:
7. That pant after the dust of the earth 10 But I will send a fire on the wall of on the head of the poor, and turn aside the Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces way of the meek : and a man and his fathereof.
ther will go in unto the same maid, to pro11 | Thus saith the Lord; For three fane my holy name : transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will 8 And they lay themselves down upon not turn away the punishment thereof: be- clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and cause he did pursue his brother with the they drink the wine of ihe condenined in sword, and did cast off all piiy, and his the house of their god.
God's judgment aguinst Isruel. AMOS. Israel reproved for oppression.
9 | Yet destroyed I the Amorite before 11 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; them, whose height was like the height of An adversary, there shall be even round the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks ; about the land; and he shall bring down yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and thy strength from thee, and thy palaces his roots from beneath.
shall be spoiled. 10 Also I brought you up from the land of 12 Thus saith the LORD: As the shepEgypt, and led you forty years through the herd taketh out of the mouth of the lion wilderness, to possess the land of the two legs, or a piece of an ear: so shall the Amorite.
children of Israel be taken out that dwell 11 And I raised up of your sons for pro- in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and in phets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Damascus in a couch. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? 13 Hear ye, and testify in the house of saith the Lord.
Jacob, saith the Lord God, the God of hosts, 12 But ye gave the Nazarites wine to 14 That in the day that I shall visit the drink; and commanded the prophets, say- transgressions of Israel upon him, I will also ing, Prophesy not.
visit the altars of Beth-el: and the horns of 13 Behold, I am pressed under you, as the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves. ground.
14 Therefore the flight shall perish from 15 And I will smite the winter-house the swift, and the strong shall not strength- with the summer-house ; and the houses of en his force, neither shall the mighty deli- ivory shall perish, and the great houses ver himself:
shall have an end, saith the LORD. 15 Neither shall he stand that handleth
CHAP. IV. the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall
EAR this word, ye kine of Bashan, not deliver himself: neither shall he that that are in the mountain of Samaria, rideth the horse deliver himself. which oppress the poor, which crush the
16 And he that is courageous among the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, mighty shall flee away naked in that day, and let us drink. saith the LORD.
2 The Lord God hath sworn by his hoCHAP. III.
liness, that lo, the days shall come upon HEA TEAR this word that the LORD bath you, that he will take you away with hooks,
spoken against you, O children of and your posterity with fisb-hooks. Israel, against the whole family which I 3 And ye shall go out at the breaches, brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, every cow at that which is before her; and
2 You only have I known of all the fa- ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the milies of the earth : therefore I will punish Lord. you for all your iniquities.
4 1 Come to Beth-el and transgress: at 3 Can two walk together, except they Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring Þe agreed?
your sacrifices every morning, and your 4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he tithes after three years : hath-no prey? will a young lion cry out of 5 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving his den, if he have taken nothing ? with leaven, and proclaim and publish the
5. Can a bird fall in a snare upon the free-offerings : for this liketh you, Oye earth, where no gin is for him ? shall one children of Israel, saith the Lord God. take up a snare from the earth, and have 6 | And I also have given you cleanness taken nothing at all ?
of teeth in all your cities, and want of 6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, bread in all your places: yet have ye not and the people not be afraid ? shall there returned unto me, saith the LORD. be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not 7 And also I have withholden the rain done it?
from you, when there wereyet three months 7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upbut he revealeth his secret unto his ser- on one city, and caused it not to rain upon vants the prophets.
another city: one piece was rained upon, 8 The lion hath roared, who will not and the piece whereupon it rained not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can withered. but prophesy?
8 So two or three cities wandered unto 9. Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, one city, to drink water; but they were and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unand say, Assemble yourselves upon the to me, saith the LORD. mountains of Samaria, and behold the great 9 I have smitten you with blasting and tumults in the midst thereof, and the op-mildew: when your gardens and your pressed in the midst thereof.
vineyards and your fig-trees and yourolive10 For they know not to do right, saith trees increased, the palmer-worm devourthe LORD, who store up violence and rob- led them: yet have ye not returned unto bery in their palaces.
me, saith the LORD.
for Israel. CHAP V, VI. An exhortation to repentance. 10 I have sent among you the pestilence sions and your mighty sins: they afflict the after the manner of Egypt: your young just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside men have I slain with the sword, and have the poor in the gate from their right. taken away your horses; and I have made 13 Therefore, the prudent shall keep the stink of your camps to come up unto silence in that time; for it is an evil time. your nostrils: yet have ye not returned 14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may unto me, saith the LORD.
live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, 11 I have overthrown some of you, as shall be with you, as ye have spoken. God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and '15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and ye were as a fire-brand plucked out of the establish judgment in the gate: it may be burning; yet have ye not returned unto that the LORD God of hosts will be grame, saith the Lord.
cious unto the remnant of Joseph. 12 Therefore, thus will I do unto thee, 16 Therefore, the LORD, the God of O Israel: and because I will do this unto hosts, the Lord, saith thus; Wailing shall thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. be in all streets; and they shall say in all
13 For lo, he that formeth the mountains, the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall and createth the wind, and declareth unto call the husbandman to mourning, and such man what is his thought, that maketh the as are skilful of lamentation to wailing. morning darkness, and treadeth upon the 17 And in all vineyards shall be wailing: high places of the earth, The LORD, The for I will pass through thee, saith the LORD. God of hosts, is his name.
18 Wo unto you that desire the day of CHAP. V.
the Lord! to what end is it for you? the HEAR ve this
, word which I take up day of the Lord is darkness, and not light,
youa , O house of Israel.
a bear met him; or went into the house, 2 The virgin of Israel is fallen; she and leaned his hand on the wall, and a shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon serpent bit him. her land; there is none to raise her up. 20 Shall not the day of the LORD be
3 For thus saith the Lord God; The darkness, and not light? even very dark, city that went out by a thousand shall leave and no brightness in it? a hundred, and that which went forth by. 21 [ I hate, I despise your feast-days, a hundred shall leave ten, to the house of and I will not smell in your solemn assem Israel.
blies. 4 | For thus saith the LORD unto the 22 Though ye offer me burnt-offerings house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall and your meat-offerings, I will not accept live:
thein; neither will I regard the peace-of5 But seek not Beth-el, nor enter into ferings of your fat beasts. Gilgal, and pass not to Beer-sheba: for 23 Take thou away from me the noise Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and of thy songs; for I will not hear the meloBeth-el shall come to nought.
dy of thy viols. 6 Seek the LORD, and
shall live; 24 But let judgment run down as walest he break out like fire in the house of ters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. Joseph, and devour it, and there be none 25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices to quench it in Beth-el.
and offerings in the wilderness forty years, Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, O house of Israel? and leave off righteousness in the earth, 26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of
8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars your Moloch and Chiun your images, the and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death star of your god, which ye made to yourinto the morning, and maketh the day selves. dark with night: that calleth for the waters 27 Therefore, will I cause you to go into of the sea, and poureth them out upon the captivity beyond Damascus, saith the face of the earth: The Lord is his name : LORD, whose name is The God of hosts. 9 That strengtheneth the spoiled against
CHAP. VI. the strong, so that the spoiled shall come
O to them that are at ease in Zion, against the fortress.
and trust in the mountain of Sama10 They hate him that rebuketh in the ria, which are named chief of the nations, gate, and they abhor him that speaketh to whom the house of Israel came! uprightly.
2 Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and 11 Forasmuch therefore, as your tread-!from thence go ye to Hamath the great: ing is upon the poor, and ye take from him then go rlown to Gath of the Philistines: be burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of they better than these kingdoms? or their hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in border greater than your border? them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, 3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and but ye shall not drink wine of them. cause the seat of violence to come near; 12 For I know your manifold transgres- 4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and
Israel threatened with desolation. AMOS. Amaziah complains of Amos. stretch themselves upon their couches, and 6 The Lord repented for this: This eat the lambs out of the fock, and the also shall not be, saith the Lord God. calves out of the midst of the stall;
7 | Thus he shewed me: and behold, 5 That chant to the sound of the viol, the LORD stood upon a wall made by a and invent to themselves instruments of plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand. music, like David;
8 And the LORD said unto me, Amos, 6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint what seest thou? and I said, A plumb-line. themselves with the chief ointments : but Then said the LORD, Behold, I will set a they are not grieved for the affliction of plumb-line in the midstof my people Israel: Joseph.
I will not again pass by them any more: 7 Therefore,now shall they go captive 9 And the high places of Isaac shall be with the first that go captive, and the ban- desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall quet of them that stretched themselves be laid waste; and I will rise against the shall be removed.
house of Jeroboam with the sword. 8 The Lord God hath sworn by himself, 10 | Then Amaziah the priest of Bethsaith the Lord the God of hosts, I abhor el sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, the excellency of Jacob, and hate his Amos hath conspired against thee in the palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city midst of the house of Israel : the land is with all that is therein.
not able to bear all his words. 9 And it shall come to pass, if there re- 11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall main ten men in one house, that they shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be die.
led away captive out of their own land. 10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, 12 Also, Åmaziah said unto Amos, O and he that burneth him, to bring out the thou seer, go flee thee away into the land bones out of the house, and shall say unto of Judah, and there eat bread, and prohim that is by the sides of the house, Is phesy there : there yet any with thee? and he shall say, 13 But prophesy not again any more at No. "Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue : Beth-el: for it is the king's chapel, and it for we may not make mention of the name is the king's court. of the LORD.
14 | Then answered Amos, and said to 11 For behold, the LORD commandeth, Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I and he will smite the great house with a prophet's son; but I was a herdman, breaches, and the little house with clefts. and a gatherer of sycamore fruit:
12 | Shall horses run upon the rock ? 15 And the LORD took me as I followed will one plough there with oxen ? for ye the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, have turned judgment into gall, and the prophesy unto my people Israel. fruit of righteousness into hemlock: 16 T Now,therefore, hear thou the word
13 Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, of the LORD : Thou sayest, Prophesy not which say, Have we not taken to us horns against Israel, and drop not thy word by our own strength ?
against the house of Isaac. 14 But behold, I will raise up against 17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the wife shall be a harlot in the city, and thy Lord the God of hosts; and they shall af- sons and thy daughters shall fall by the flict you from the entering in of Hamath sword, and thy land shall be divided by unto the river of the wilderness.
line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: CHAP. VII.
and Israel shall surely go into captivity VHUS hath the Lord God shewed unto forth of his land. me; and behold, he formed grasshop
CHAP. VIII. pers in the beginning of the shooting up of Times and behold a basket of summer the latter growth; and lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
fruit. 2 And it came to pass, that when they 2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou ? had made an end of eating the grass of the And I said, A basket of summer fruit. land, then I said, O Lord God, forgive, I Then said the Lord unto me, The end is beseech thee : by whom shall Jacob arise? come upon my people of Israel ; I will for he is small.
not again pass by them any more. 3 The Lord repented for this: It shall 3 And the songs of the temple shall be not be, saith the LORD.
howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: 4 T Thus hath the Lord God shewed there shall be many dead bodies in every unto me: and behold, the Lord God called place; they shall cast them forth with to contend by fire, and it devoured the silence. great deep, and did eat up a part.
4.4 Hear this, Oye that swallow up the 5 Then said I, O Lord God, cease, I needy, even to make the poor of the land beseech thee : by whom shall Jacob arise? to fail, for he is small.
5 Saying, When will the new-moon be Oppression of the poor reproved. CHAP. IX. The tabernacle is restored. gone, that we may sell corn? and the scab- 4 And though they go into captivity be. bath, that we may set forth wheat, making fore their enemies, thence will I command the ephah small, and the shekel great, and the sword, and it shall slay them: and I falsifying the balances by deceit? will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and
6 That we may buy the poor for silver, not for good. and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and 5 And the Lord God of hosts is he that sell the refuse of the wheat?
toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all 7 The Lord hath sworn by the excel- that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall lency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be any of their works.
drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. 8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and 6 It is he that buildeth his stories in the every one mourn that dwelleth therein ? heaven, and hath founded his troop in the and it shall rise up wholly as a flood: and earth; he that calleth for the waters of the it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of flood of Egypt.
the earth: The Lord is his name. 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, 7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiosaith the Lord God, that I will cause the pians unto me, O children of Israel? saith sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel the earth in the clear day:
out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines 10 And I will turn your feasts into mourn- from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir? ing, and all your songs into lamentation; 8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, upon the sinful kingdom, and I will deand baldness upon every head; and I will stroy it from off the face of the earth ; make it as the mourning of an only son, saving that I will not utterly destroy the and the end thereof as a bitter day. house of Jacob, saith the LORD.
11 | Behold, the days come, saith the 9 For lo, I will command, and I will sist Lord God, that I will send a famine in the the house of Israel among all nations, like land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the water, butof hearing the words of the Lord: least grain fall upon the earth.
12 And they shall wander from sea to 10 All the sinners of my people shall sea, and from the north even to the east; die by the sword, which say, The evil they shall run to and fro to seek the word shall not overtake nor prevent us. of the LORD, and shall not find it.
11 | In that day will I raise up the ta13 In that day shall the fair virgins and bernacle of David that is fallen, and close young men faint for thirst.
up the breaches thereof; and I will raise 14 They that swear by the sin of Sama- up his ruins, and I will build it as in the ria, and say, Thy god, o Dan, liveth; and, days of old: The manner of Beer-sheba liveth ; even 12 That they may possess the remnant they shall fall, and never rise up again. of Edom, and of all the heathen which are CHAP. IX.
called by my name, saith the LORD that SAW the LORD standing upon the altar: doeth this.
13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the posts may shake: and cut them in that the ploughman shallovertake the reapthe head all of them; and I will slay the er, and the treader of grapes him that sowlast of them with the sword: he that feeth eth seed; and the mountains shall drop of them shall not flee away, and he that sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. escapeth of them shall not be delivered. 14 And I will bring again the captivity
2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall of my people of Israel, and they shall build my hand take them; though they climb up the waste cities, and inhabit them; and to heaven, thence will I bring them down : they shall plant vineyards, and drink the
3 And though they hide themselves in wine thereof; they shall also make garthe top of Carmel, I will search and take dens, and eat the fruit of them. them out thence; and though they be hid 15 And I will plant them upon their land, from my sight in the bottom of the sea, and they shall no more be pulled up out of thence will I command the serpent, and he their land which I have given them, saith shall bite them:
the LORD thy God.
TOBADIAH. THE-vision of Obadiah: Thus saith the 2 Behold, I have made thee small among
Lord God concerning Edom; We have the heathen: thou art greatly despised. heard a rumour from the Lord, and an am- 3 | The pride of thy heart hath debassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts ye, and let us rise up against her in battle. of the rock, whose habitation is high; tbat