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He said:
    The Lord roars from Zion.
    From Jerusalem he sends out his voice.
    The pastures of the shepherds dry up,[a]
    and the top of Mount Carmel withers.

Judgment Against Aram

This is what the Lord says:
    Because of three sins[b] of Damascus,
    because of four, I will not hold back judgment,
    because they cut up Gilead with iron threshing boards.[c]
So I will send fire against the house of Hazael,
    and it will consume the fortresses of Ben Hadad.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 1:2 Or mourn
  2. Amos 1:3 Or crimes
  3. Amos 1:3 A threshing board or threshing sledge is similar to a toboggan, but it has iron teeth protruding from the bottom. It is dragged over piles of grain to cut up the straw and release the kernels of grain.

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