15 Furthermore, (A)the altar that was at Bethel and the (B)high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin, had made, even that altar and the high place he broke down. Then he [a](C)demolished its stones, ground them to dust, and burned the Asherah.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 23:15 So the Gr; Heb burned the high place

The inhabitants of Samaria will fear
For the [a](A)calf of (B)Beth-aven.
Indeed, its people will mourn for it,
And its (C)idolatrous priests [b]will cry out over it,
Over its (D)glory, since it has departed from it.
The thing itself will be carried to (E)Assyria
As tribute to [c](F)King Jareb;
Ephraim will [d]be (G)seized with shame
And Israel will be ashamed of its (H)own counsel.
Samaria will be (I)cut off with her king
Like a stick on the surface of the water.
Also the (J)high places of Aven, the (K)sin of Israel, will be destroyed;
(L)Thorn and thistle will grow on their altars;
Then they will (M)say to the mountains,
“Cover us!” And to the hills, “Fall on us!”

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 10:5 So with some ancient versions; Heb calves
  2. Hosea 10:5 Or who used to rejoice over
  3. Hosea 10:6 Or the avenging king or the great king
  4. Hosea 10:6 Lit receive shame

14 Therefore a tumult will arise among your people,
And all your (A)fortresses will be destroyed,
As Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel on the day of battle,
When (B)mothers were dashed in pieces with their children.
15 Thus it will be done to you at Bethel because of your great wickedness.
At dawn the king of Israel will be completely cut off.

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“Enter Bethel and transgress;
In Gilgal multiply transgression!
(A)Bring your sacrifices every morning,
Your tithes every three days.

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“But do not [a]resort to (A)Bethel
And do not come to (B)Gilgal,
Nor cross over to (C)Beersheba;
For Gilgal will certainly go into captivity
And Bethel will [b]come to trouble.
(D)Seek the Lord that you may live,
Or He will break forth like a (E)fire, [c]O house of Joseph,
And it will consume with none to quench it for Bethel,

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 5:5 Lit seek
  2. Amos 5:5 Or become iniquity
  3. Amos 5:6 Or in the house

Amos Accused, Answers

10 Then Amaziah, the (A)priest of Bethel, sent word to (B)Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, “Amos has (C)conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is unable to endure all his words.

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13 But (A)no longer prophesy at Bethel, for it is a (B)sanctuary of the king and a royal [a]residence.”

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 7:13 Lit house

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