14 “Then He shall become a (A)sanctuary;
But to both the houses of Israel, a (B)stone to strike and a rock to stumble over,
And a snare and a (C)trap for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

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“The [a](A)fortified city will disappear from Ephraim,
And [b]sovereignty from Damascus
And the remnant of Aram;
They will be like the (B)glory of the sons of Israel,”
Declares the Lord of hosts.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 17:3 Or fortification
  2. Isaiah 17:3 Or royal power, kingdom

15 I will (A)cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brothers, all the [a]offspring of (B)Ephraim.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 7:15 Lit seed

I (A)know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me;
For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot,
Israel has defiled itself.

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Ephraim will become a (A)desolation in the (B)day of rebuke;
Among the tribes of Israel I (C)declare what is sure.

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14 For I will be (A)like a lion to Ephraim
And like a young lion to the house of Judah.
(B)I, even I, will tear to pieces and go away,
I will carry away, and there will be (C)none to deliver.

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Thus says the Lord,
“For (A)three transgressions of (B)Damascus and for four
I will not [a]revoke its punishment,
Because they threshed Gilead with implements of sharp iron.
“So I will send fire upon the house of Hazael
And it will consume the citadels of (C)Ben-hadad.
“I will also (D)break the gate bar of Damascus,
And cut off the inhabitant from the [b]valley of Aven,
And him who holds the scepter, from Beth-eden;
So the people of Aram will go exiled to (E)Kir,”
Says the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 1:3 Lit cause it to turn back, and so throughout the ch
  2. Amos 1:5 Possibly, Baalbek

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