Through my Bible Yr 3 - July 29

Through my Bible Yr 3 - July 29

Listen as Pastor David Witte reads from Amos 1-2.

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Amos 1-2 (NIV84)

Amos 1

 1 The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa—what he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash [a]was king of Israel.

 2 He said:
       "The LORD roars from Zion
       and thunders from Jerusalem;
       the pastures of the shepherds dry up, [b]
       and the top of Carmel withers."

Judgment on Israel's Neighbors

 3 This is what the LORD says:
       "For three sins of Damascus,
       even for four, I will not turn back my wrath .
       Because she threshed Gilead
       with sledges having iron teeth,

 4 I will send fire upon the house of Hazael
       that will consume the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.

 5 I will break down the gate of Damascus;
       I will destroy the king who is in [c] the Valley of Aven [d]
       and the one who holds the scepter in Beth Eden.
       The people of Aram will go into exile to Kir,"
       says the LORD.

 6 This is what the LORD says:
       "For three sins of Gaza,
       even for four, I will not turn back my wrath .
       Because she took captive whole communities
       and sold them to Edom,

 7 I will send fire upon the walls of Gaza
       that will consume her fortresses.

 8 I will destroy the king [e] of Ashdod
       and the one who holds the scepter in Ashkelon.
       I will turn my hand against Ekron,
       till the last of the Philistines is dead,"
       says the Sovereign LORD.

 9 This is what the LORD says:
       "For three sins of Tyre,
       even for four, I will not turn back my wrath .
       Because she sold whole communities of captives to Edom,
       disregarding a treaty of brotherhood,

 10 I will send fire upon the walls of Tyre
       that will consume her fortresses."

 11 This is what the LORD says:
       "For three sins of Edom,
       even for four, I will not turn back my wrath .
       Because he pursued his brother with a sword,
       stifling all compassion, [f]
       because his anger raged continually
       and his fury flamed unchecked,

 12 I will send fire upon Teman
       that will consume the fortresses of Bozrah."

 13 This is what the LORD says:
       "For three sins of Ammon,
       even for four, I will not turn back {my wrath}.
       Because he ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead
       in order to extend his borders,

 14 I will set fire to the walls of Rabbah
       that will consume her fortresses
       amid war cries on the day of battle,
       amid violent winds on a stormy day.

 15 Her king [g] will go into exile,
       he and his officials together,"
       says the LORD.

Amos 2

 1 This is what the LORD says:
       "For three sins of Moab,
       even for four, I will not turn back {my wrath}.
       Because he burned, as if to lime,
       the bones of Edom's king,

 2 I will send fire upon Moab
       that will consume the fortresses of Kerioth. [h]
       Moab will go down in great tumult
       amid war cries and the blast of the trumpet.

 3 I will destroy her ruler
       and kill all her officials with him,"
       says the LORD.

 4 This is what the LORD says:
       "For three sins of Judah,
       even for four, I will not turn back {my wrath}.
       Because they have rejected the law of the LORD
       and have not kept his decrees,
       because they have been led astray by false gods, [i]
       the gods [j]their ancestors followed,

 5 I will send fire upon Judah
       that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem."

Judgment on Israel

 6 This is what the LORD says:
       "For three sins of Israel,
       even for four, I will not turn back {my wrath}.
       They sell the righteous for silver,
       and the needy for a pair of sandals.

 7 They trample on the heads of the poor
       as upon the dust of the ground
       and deny justice to the oppressed.
       Father and son use the same girl
       and so profane my holy name.

 8 They lie down beside every altar
       on garments taken in pledge.
       In the house of their god
       they drink wine taken as fines.

 9 "I destroyed the Amorite before them,
       though he was tall as the cedars
       and strong as the oaks.
       I destroyed his fruit above
       and his roots below.

 10 "I brought you up out of Egypt,
       and I led you forty years in the desert
       to give you the land of the Amorites.

 11 I also raised up prophets from among your sons
       and Nazirites from among your young men.
       Is this not true, people of Israel?"
       declares the LORD.

 12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine
       and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.

 13 "Now then, I will crush you
       as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.

 14 The swift will not escape,
       the strong will not muster their strength,
       and the warrior will not save his life.

 15 The archer will not stand his ground,
       the fleet-footed soldier will not get away,
       and the horseman will not save his life.

 16 Even the bravest warriors
       will flee naked on that day,"
       declares the LORD.

Footnotes:
  1. Amos 1:1 Hebrew Joash , a variant of Jehoash
  2. Amos 1:2 Or shepherds mourn
  3. Amos 1:5 Or the inhabitants of
  4. Amos 1:5 Aven means wickedness .
  5. Amos 1:8 Or inhabitants
  6. Amos 1:11 Or sword / and destroyed his allies
  7. Amos 1:15 Or / Molech ; Hebrew malcam
  8. Amos 2:2 Or of her cities
  9. Amos 2:4 Or by lies
  10. Amos 2:4 Or lies

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright©1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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