Amos 2 ©
God’s judgment upon Moab, v. 1, etc. Upon Judah, 4. And upon Israel, whose abominable sins are particularly rehearsed, as the oppressing of the godly and the poor in judgment, 6, 7. Detestable uncleanness, 7. Impudence in their prostitution and idolatry, 8. Unthankfulness to God for His mercies of old, 9. Profanity and pride against Nazarites and prophets, 12. For which God threatens them with a sore and unavoidable destruction, 13.+
THUS saith the LORD; 1For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because 2he burned the 3bones of the king of Edom into lime:
But I will send a 4fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of 5Kerioth: and Moab shall 6die with 7tumult, with 8shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet:
And I will cut off the 9judge from the midst 10thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with 11him, saith the LORD.
¶Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments, and their 12lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked:
But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.
¶Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions 13of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the 14righteous for silver,a and the poor for a pair of shoes;
That pant after the 15dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and 16turn aside the 17way of the 18meek: and a 19man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to 20profane 21my holy name:
And they 22lay themselves down upon clothes laid 23to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine of the 24condemned in the house of their god.
¶Yet destroyed I the 25Amoriteb before them, 26whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his 27fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.
Also I brought you up from the landc of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite.
And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for 28Nazarites. 29Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD.
But ye gave the Nazarites 30wine to drink; and commandedd31the prophets, saying, 32Prophesy not.
Behold, I am 33pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.
34Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not 35strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver 36himself:
Neither shall he 37stand that handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself: neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself.
And he that is 38courageous among the mighty shall flee away 39naked in that day, saith the LORD.