King James Bible

Amos 1

The Book of Amos

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 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not turn away [the punishment] thereof; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime: 

 

 


2

 

 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth: and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, [and] with the sound of the trumpet: 

 

 


3

 

 And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him, saith the LORD. 

 

 


4

 

 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 lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked: 

 

 


5

 

 But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem. 

 

 


6

 

 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away [the punishment] thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes; 

 

 


7

 

 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the [same] maid, to profane my holy name: 

 

 


8

 

 And they lay [themselves] down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned [in] the house of their god. 

 

 


9

 

 Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height [was] like the height of the cedars, and he [was] strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath. 

 

 


10

 

 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite. 

 

 


11

 

 And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. [Is it] not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD. 

 

 


12

 

 But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not. 

 

 


13

 

 Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed [that is] full of sheaves. 

 

 


14

 

 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself: 

 

 


15

 

 Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and [he that is] swift of foot shall not deliver [himself]: neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself. 

 

 


16

 

 And [he that is] courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD. 

 

 


Amos 3

 

 

 

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