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Judgment Against Moab

This is what the Lord says:
Because of three sins of Moab,
    because of four, I will not hold back judgment,
    because they burned the bones of the king of Edom to make lime.
So I will send fire against Moab,
    and it will consume the citadels of Kerioth.
    Moab will die in an uproar,
    with a battle cry, with a blast of a ram’s horn.
I will cut off the judge[a] from her midst,
    and I will kill all her officials with him.
    The Lord has spoken.

Judgment Against Judah

This is what the Lord says:
    Because of three sins of Judah,
    because of four, I will not hold back judgment,
    because they rejected the law of the Lord,
    and they did not keep his statutes.
    Their lying idols led them astray,
    the idols that their fathers followed.
So I will send fire against Judah,
    and it will consume the citadels of Jerusalem.

Judgment Against Israel

This is what the Lord says:
    Because of three sins of Israel,
    because of four, I will not hold back judgment,
    because they sell the righteous for silver
    and the needy for a pair of sandals.
They trample the heads of the poor into the dust of the earth,
    and they turn aside the claims of the oppressed.
    A man and his father go to the same young woman.
    In this way they profane my holy name.
They stretch themselves out beside every altar
        on pieces of clothing they seized as collateral.
    In the temple of their gods they drink wine obtained through fines.

I was the one who destroyed the Amorites in front of them,
    the Amorites, who were as tall as cedars,
    who were as strong as oaks.
    I destroyed their fruit above and their roots below.
10 I myself brought you up from the land of Egypt,
    and I led you in the wilderness for forty years,
        so that you would take possession of the land of the Amorites.
11 I raised up some of your sons to be prophets,
    and some of your best young men to be Nazirites.
    Is this not so, you people of Israel? declares the Lord.
12 But you made the Nazirites drink wine,
    and you commanded the prophets, “You must not prophesy!”

13 Look, I am weighed down under you,
    just as a cart is weighed down when it is loaded with sheaves of grain.[b]
14 There will be no escape for the swift runner.
    The powerful man will not be able to exert his strength,
    and the strong warrior will not be able to save his own life.
15 The archer will not stand his ground.
    The swift runner will not save himself,
    and the horseman will not save his own life.
16 The most courageous among the warriors will flee naked on that day,
    declares the Lord.

Footnotes

  1. Amos 2:3 Or ruler
  2. Amos 2:13 The meaning of the verse is uncertain. It may mean I will weigh you down as a cart is weighed down.

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