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1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors2 And he said:“The Lord roars from Zionand utters his voice from Jerusalem;the pastures of the shepherds mourn,and the top of Carmel withers.”
3 Thus says the Lord:“For three transgressions of Damascus,and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,because they have threshed Gileadwith threshing sledges of iron.
4 So I will send a fire upon the house of Hazael,and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad.
5 I will break the gate-bar of Damascus,and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of Aven,and him who holds the scepter from Beth-eden;and the people of Syria shall go into exile to Kir,”says the Lord.
6 Thus says the Lord:“For three transgressions of Gaza,and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,because they carried into exile a whole peopleto deliver them up to Edom.
7 So I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza,and it shall devour her strongholds.
8 I will cut off the inhabitants from Ashdod,and him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon;I will turn my hand against Ekron,and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish,”says the Lord God.
9 Thus says the Lord:“For three transgressions of 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.
10 So I will send a fire upon the wall of Tyre,and it shall devour her strongholds.”
11 Thus says the Lord:“For three transgressions of Edom,and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,because he pursued his brother with the swordand cast off all pity,and his anger tore perpetually,and he kept his wrath forever.
12 So I will send a fire upon Teman,and it shall devour the strongholds of Bozrah.”
13 Thus says the Lord:“For three transgressions of the Ammonites,and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,because they have ripped open pregnant women in Gilead,that they might enlarge their border.
14 So I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah,and it shall devour her strongholds,with shouting on the day of battle,with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind;
15 and their king shall go into exile,he and his princes together,”says the Lord.
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2:1 Thus says the Lord:“For three transgressions of Moab,and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,because he burned to limethe bones of the king of Edom.
2 So I will send a fire upon Moab,and it shall devour the strongholds of Kerioth,and Moab shall die amid uproar,amid shouting and the sound of the trumpet;
3 I will cut off the ruler from its midst,and will kill all its princes with him,”says the Lord.
Judgment on Judah4 Thus says the Lord:“For three transgressions of Judah,and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,because they have rejected the law of the Lord,and have not kept his statutes,but their lies have led them astray,those after which their fathers walked.
5 So I will send a fire upon Judah,and it shall devour the strongholds of Jerusalem.”
Judgment on Israel6 Thus says the Lord:“For three transgressions of Israel,and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,because they sell the righteous for silver,and the needy for a pair of sandals—
7 those who trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earthand turn aside the way of the afflicted;a man and his father go in to the same girl,so that my holy name is profaned;
8 they lay themselves down beside every altaron garments taken in pledge,and in the house of their God they drinkthe wine of those who have been fined.
9 “Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them,whose height was like the height of the cedarsand who was as strong as the oaks;I destroyed his fruit aboveand his roots beneath.
10 Also it was I who brought you up out of the land of Egyptand led you forty years in the wilderness,to possess the land of the Amorite.
11 And I raised up some of your sons for prophets,and some of your young men for Nazirites.Is it not indeed so, O people of Israel?”declares the Lord.
12 “But you made the Nazirites drink wine,and commanded the prophets,saying, ‘You shall not prophesy.’
13 “Behold, I will press you down in your place,as a cart full of sheaves presses down.
14 Flight shall perish from the swift,and the strong shall not retain his strength,nor shall the mighty save his life;
15 he who handles the bow shall not stand,and he who is swift of foot shall not save himself,nor shall he who rides the horse save his life;
16 and he who is stout of heart among the mightyshall flee away naked in that day,”declares the Lord.
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Israel’s Guilt and Punishment 3:1 Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, O people of Israel, against the whole family that I brought up out of the land of Egypt:
2 “You only have I knownof all the families of the earth;therefore I will punish youfor all your iniquities.
3 “Do two walk together,unless they have agreed to meet?
4 Does a lion roar in the forest,when he has no prey?Does a young lion cry out from his den,if he has taken nothing?
5 Does a bird fall in a snare on the earth,when there is no trap for it?Does a snare spring up from the ground,when it has taken nothing?
6 Is a trumpet blown in a city,and the people are not afraid?Does disaster come to a city,unless the Lord has done it?
7 “For the Lord God does nothingwithout revealing his secretto his servants the prophets.
8 The lion has roared;who will not fear?The Lord God has spoken;who can but prophesy?”
9 Proclaim to the strongholds in Ashdodand to the strongholds in the land of Egypt,and say, “Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria,and see the great tumults within her,and the oppressed in her midst.”
10 “They do not know how to do right,” declares the Lord,“those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.”
11 Therefore thus says the Lord God:“An adversary shall surround the landand bring down your defenses from you,and your strongholds shall be plundered.”
12 Thus says the Lord: “As the shepherd rescues from the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the people of Israel who dwell in Samaria be rescued, with the corner of a couch and part of a bed.
13 “Hear, and testify against the house of Jacob,”declares the Lord God, the God of hosts,
14 “that on the day I punish Israel for his transgressions,I will punish the altars of Bethel,and the horns of the altar shall be cut offand fall to the ground.
15 I will strike the winter house along with the summer house,and the houses of ivory shall perish,and the great houses shall come to an end,”declares the Lord.
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The Way of Wisdom9:1 Wisdom has built her house;she has hewn her seven pillars.
2 She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine;she has also set her table.
3 She has sent out her young women to callfrom the highest places in the town,
4 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”To him who lacks sense she says,
5 “Come, eat of my breadand drink of the wine I have mixed.
6 Leave your simple ways, and live,and walk in the way of insight.”
7 Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
8 Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
11 For by me your days will be multiplied,and years will be added to your life.
12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself;if you scoff, you alone will bear it.
The Way of Folly13 The woman Folly is loud;she is seductive and knows nothing.
14 She sits at the door of her house;she takes a seat on the highest places of the town,
15 calling to those who pass by,who are going straight on their way,
16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”And to him who lacks sense she says,
17 “Stolen water is sweet,and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the dead are there,that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
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My Rock and My FortressOf David.144:1 Blessed be the Lord, my rock,who trains my hands for war,and my fingers for battle;
2 he is my steadfast love and my fortress,my stronghold and my deliverer,my shield and he in whom I take refuge,who subdues peoples under me.
3 O Lord, what is man that you regard him,or the son of man that you think of him?
4 Man is like a breath;his days are like a passing shadow.
5 Bow your heavens, O Lord, and come down!Touch the mountains so that they smoke!
6 Flash forth the lightning and scatter them;send out your arrows and rout them!
7 Stretch out your hand from on high;rescue me and deliver me from the many waters,from the hand of foreigners,
8 whose mouths speak liesand whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9 I will sing a new song to you, O God;upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,
10 who gives victory to kings,who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.
11 Rescue me and deliver mefrom the hand of foreigners,whose mouths speak liesand whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
12 May our sons in their youthbe like plants full grown,our daughters like corner pillarscut for the structure of a palace;
13 may our granaries be full,providing all kinds of produce;may our sheep bring forth thousandsand ten thousands in our fields;
14 may our cattle be heavy with young,suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;may there be no cry of distress in our streets!
15 Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!
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