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    So I will send down a fire on Moab;
        it will devour the palaces of Kerioth.
    Moab will die in a great uproar,
        with a war cry, with the sound of the ram’s horn.
    I will remove their judge from them
        and slay all their officials with him,
says the Lord.

A word to Judah

    The Lord proclaims:
    For three crimes of Judah,
        and for four, I won’t hold back the punishment,
    because they have rejected the Instruction of the Lord,
        and haven’t kept his laws.
    They have been led off the right path by the same lies
        after which their ancestors walked.

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I will send fire on Moab
    that will consume the fortresses of Kerioth.[a](A)
Moab will go down in great tumult
    amid war cries(B) and the blast of the trumpet.(C)
I will destroy her ruler(D)
    and kill all her officials with him,”(E)
says the Lord.(F)

This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Judah,(G)
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because they have rejected the law(H) of the Lord
    and have not kept his decrees,(I)
because they have been led astray(J) by false gods,[b](K)
    the gods[c] their ancestors followed,(L)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 2:2 Or of her cities
  2. Amos 2:4 Or by lies
  3. Amos 2:4 Or lies

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