1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of 2 Sam. 14:2Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of ch. 7:10Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two year before the Zech. 14:5earthquake.
2 And he said, 2 The Lord will Joel 3:16roar from Zion, 2 And utter his voice from Jerusalem; 2 And the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, 2 And the top of 1 Sam. 25:2;Is. 33:9Carmel shall wither.
3 Judgment on the nations
3 Thus saith the Lord; 3 For three transgressions of Is. 8:4Damascus, 3 [a]And for four, I will not [b]turn away the punishment thereof; 3 Because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:
5 I will break also the Jer. 51:30bar of Damascus, 5 And cut off the inhabitant from [c]the plain of Aven, 5 And him that holdeth the sceptre from [d]the house of Eden: 5 And [e]the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the Lord.
6 Thus saith the Lord; 6 For three transgressions of Jer. 47:4,5Gaza, 6 And for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; 6 Because they [f]carried away captive the whole captivity, 6 To deliver them up to Edom:
8 And I will cut off the inhabitant Zeph. 2:4from Ashdod, 8 And him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon, 8 And I will Ps. 81:14turn mine hand against Ekron: 8 And Ezek. 25:16the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord God.
9 Thus saith the Lord; 9 For three transgressions of Is. 23:1Tyrus, 9 And for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; 9 Because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, 9 And remembered not 1 Ki. 5:1[g]the brotherly covenant:
11 Thus saith the Lord; 11 For three transgressions of Is. 21:11;Jer. 49:8Edom, 11 And for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; 11 Because he did pursue his brother with the sword, 11 And [h]did cast off all pity, 11 And his anger did tear perpetually, 11 And he kept his wrath for ever:
13 Thus saith the Lord; 13 For three transgressions of Jer. 49:1;Ezek. 25:2the children of Ammon, 13 And for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; 13 Because they have [i]ript up the women with child at Gilead, 13 That they might enlarge their border: