Amos 9 ©

1 The certainty of Israel's desolation. 11 The restoring of the tabernacle of David, and of the captivity of Israel.


I aSAW the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, bSmite the 1lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and 2cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay cthe last of them with the sword: dhe that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.


eThough they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:


And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be fhid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:


And gthough they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and hI will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.


And the Lord GOD of hosts is he that itoucheth the land, and jit shall melt, kand all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.


It is he that buildeth his 3stories in the heaven, and hath founded his 4troop in the earth; lhe that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name.


Are mye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the LORD. nHave not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the oPhilistines from Caphtor, and pthe Syrians from Kir?


Behold, qthe eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and rI will destroy it from off the face of the earth; ssaving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.


For, lo, I will command, and tI will 5sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least 6grain fall upon the earth.


All uthe sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor *prevent us.


¶In that vday wwill I raise up the *tabernacle of David that is fallen, and 7close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:


xThat they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, 8which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.


Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, ythat the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that 9soweth seed; and zthe mountains shall drop 10sweet wine, and all the hills ashall melt.

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And bI will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and cthey shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.


And I will plant them upon their land, dand they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.