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Thus says the Lord:

(A)“For three transgressions of (B)Damascus,
    and for four, (C)I will not revoke the punishment,[a]
because they have threshed (D)Gilead
    with threshing sledges of iron.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 1:3 Hebrew I will not turn it back; also verses 6, 9, 11, 13

Thus says the Lord:

(A)“For three transgressions of (B)Tyre,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because they delivered up a whole people to Edom,
    and did not remember the covenant of brotherhood.

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11 Thus says the Lord:

(A)“For three transgressions of (B)Edom,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
(C)because he pursued his brother with the sword
    (D)and cast off all pity,
(E)and his anger tore perpetually,
    (F)and he kept his wrath for ever.

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13 Thus says the Lord:

(A)“For three transgressions of the (B)Ammonites,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because (C)they have ripped open pregnant women in (D)Gilead,
    that they might enlarge their border.

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Thus says the Lord:

(A)“For three transgressions of (B)Moab,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,[a]
because (C)he burned to lime
    the bones of the king of Edom.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 2:1 Hebrew I will not turn it back; also verses 4, 6

Judgement on Judah

Thus says the Lord:

(A)“For three transgressions of Judah,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because (B)they have rejected the law of the Lord,
    and have not kept his statutes,
but (C)their lies have led them astray,
    those after which their fathers walked.

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Judgement on Israel

Thus says the Lord:

(A)“For three transgressions of Israel,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because (B)they sell the righteous for (C)silver,
    and the needy for a pair of sandals—

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15 The leech has two daughters:
    Give and Give.[a]
(A)Three things are never satisfied;
    (B)four never say, “Enough”:

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 30:15 Or “Give, give,” they cry

29 (A)Three things are stately in their tread;
    (B)four are stately in their stride:

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