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punishment thereof; because he
did pursue his brother, with the
sword, and did cast off all pity,
and his anger did tear perpetually,
and he kept his wrath for ever:
12. But I will send a fire upon
Teman, *::::::: onal devour the
balaces of Bozrah.
t 13 is Thus saith the IoRI); For
three transgressions of the children
of Ammon, and for four, I will not
turn away the fo thereof:
because they have ripped up the
women with child, of. Gilead, that
*; might enlarge their border:


Israel’s ingratitudo. wine of the condemned in the

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before them, w
iike the height of the cedars,
he was strong as the oaks; yet I
destroyed his fruit from above, and
is roots from beneath. -
10. Also I brought you up from
the land of Egypt, and led for
forty years through , the wilder-
ness, to possess the land of the
Amorite. -
11 And I raised up of your sons
for prophets, and of your yours

But I will kindle a fire in the men for Nazarites. Is it not eve: wall of Rabbah, and it shall de- |thus, O ye children of Israel? said vour the palaces thereof, with the flood.

shouting in the day of battle, with

opes: in the day of the whirlindi :

wo And their king shall go into

captivity, he and his princes toge

ther, sai o oil

God's Judgments upon Moab, &c.
WINHUS saith the LoRp 3. 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 pai
laces of Kirioth; and, Moab shall
die, with tumult, with shouting,
and with the sound of the trum-

pet : -
3 And I will cut of the joi
from the midst thereof, and will
slay all the princes thereof with
him, saith the LQRI).
4 || Thus saith the Loop; For
three transgressions of Judah, and
for four, I will not turn away the
so thereof: because they
ave despised the law of the Lord,
and have not kept his command-
ments, and their lies, caused them
to err, after the which their fathers
haye 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
£o thereof; because they
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 profanemy
holy name:
8 And they lay themselves down
upon clothes laid to pledge by
every *|†. and they # the

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ul o altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground.

15 And, I will smite the winter: house with the summer-house; and the houses of ivory shall, perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith the LoRD.

CHAP. IV. Israel reproved for Oppression,

C. EAR this word, ye kine of Bashan, that qte in the mountain of Samária, which oppress the poor, which, crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and letus drink. 2 The Lord Gop hath sworn b his holiness, that lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fish-hooks. And ye shall go out at the breaches, every coup at that which is before her; and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the LQRd. 4 || Come to Beth-e!...and transgress: at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes | after three years: . .5. And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim


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jor divers sins

this liketh you, O ye children Israel, saith the Lord GoD. en of 6 is And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LoRD. 7 And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet, three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city,and gaused it not to rain upon another city; one piece was rained upon, and the piege whereupon it rained not withered. So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink, water; but ey were not satisfied: yet haye #. not returned unto me, saith the


. 9 I have smitten you with blasting and, mildew : when your gar dens and your vineyards and your fig-trees and your olive-trees increased, the palmer-worm devoured them : yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LoRD.

...10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have Islain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have th: not returned unto me, saith the

orid. 11 I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have F. not returned unto me, saith the LokD. 12 Therefore, thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. 3 For lo, he that formoth the mountains, and createth the wind, and, declareth unto, man, what is his thought, that maketh the mornIng .#. and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, . The LoRD, The God of hosts, is his

name. CHAP. V. An Exhortation to Repentance. EAR ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel. 2 The virgin of Israel is fallen, she shall no more rise; she is for: saken upon her land; there is none to raise her up. . 3 For thus saith the Lord God; The city that went out |. a thou sand shall, leave, a hundred, and that which went forth ''. a hundred shall leave ten, to the house

and publish the free-offerings: for

of Israel. 795


.Amos urgeth repentance. AM
4 T For thus saith the LORD
unto the house of Israel, Seek ye
me, and ye shall live:
5' But seek not Beth-el, nor enter
into Gilgal, and pass not to Beer-
sheba: for Gilgal shall, surely go
into captivity and Beth-el sh
come to nought.
6 Seek the LoRD, and ye shall
live; lest he break out like fire in
the house of Joseph, and devour it,
and there be none to quench it in
Beth-el. -
7 Ye who turn judgment, to
wormwood, and leave off righte-
ousness in the earth,
8 Seek him that maketh the
seven stars and Orion, and turneth
the shadow of death into the morn-
ing, and maketh the day dark with,
night: that calleth for the waters of
the sea, and poureth them Qutupon
the face of the earth: The LoRD is
his name: -
9 That strengtheneth the spoiled
against the strong, so that, the
spoiled shall come against the fort-

... 10. They hate him that rebuketh
in the gate, and they abhor him
that speaketh uprightly.
11 Forasmuch, therefore, as your
treading is upon the poor, and ye
take from him burdens of wheat:
#. have built houses of hewn stone,
ut ye shall not dwell in #;
have planted pleasant, vineyar
but ye shall not drink wine o

em. 12 For I know, your manifold transgressions and your, mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right. 13 Therefore, the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time. 14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live; and 59 the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. . Hate, the evil, and love the good, , and establish, judgment in the gate: it may be that the LoRD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of J 16 Therefore, God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing. , . o #. al Vol. : be Walling : , for 1 will pass thro thee, saith the LoRD, o ugh 1 Q unto you that desire the day of #Loko: to what end is

OS, Israel’s hypocrisy rejected
it for you? the day of the Lord is
darkness, and not light-
19 As if a man did flee from :
lion, and a bear met him; or
went into the house, and leaned
# #. on the wall, and a serpes:
it him.
20 Shall not the day of the Loft
be darkness, and not
* dark, and no b
lt i
21 is I hate, I despise your feast
days, and I will not smell in you:
solemn assemblies.
22 Though ye offer me_burt:
offerings and your meat-offerings
I will not accept thern neitherwis
I o: the peace-offerings of yout
fat beasts.
23 Take thou away from methe
noise of thy songs; for I will no
hear the melody of thy viols.
24 But let judgment run down
as waters, and righteousness is
a. §§ stream.
25 Have, ye offered unto mes:
crifices and of: in the wi
ness forty years, Ohouse of Isra
26 But ye have borne the tab:
nacle of your Moloch and Chiu.
your images, the star of your god.
which ye made to yourselves.
27. Therefore, will I cause yout
go into o beyond Damas.
cus, saith the LoRD, whose name
is The God offiosts.

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8 The Lord God hath sworn, by

imself, saith the LoRD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Ja-IT, 8 And th

cob, and hate his palaces; therefore, will I deliver up the city with al,o: is therein.

d it shall come to pass, if

there remain ten men in one house,
that they shall die.
.10 And a man's uncle shall take
him up, and he that burneth him,
to bring out the bones out of the
house, and shall say, unto him that
is by the sides of, the house, Is
there yet any with thee? and he
hall say, No. Then shall he say,
Hold thy tongue; for we may not
o mention of the name of the

| 11 For behold, the, LoRD com-
mandeth, and he will smite, the
reat house with breaches, and the
ttle house with clefts.
12 || Shall horses run upon the
rock 3 will one, plough there with
oxen? ... for ye, have, turned judg:
ment into gall, and the fruit of
righteousness into hemlock:

18 Ye which rejoice in a thing of th

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against you a nation, O. house of
Israel, saith the LoRI, the God of
hosts; and they shall afflict you
from the .enterin -
unto the river of the wilderness.
CHAP. Wii.
Judgment of the Grasshoppers,

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more :
9.And the high places of Isaac
shall be desolate, and the sanctua
ries of Israel shall be laid waste;
and I will rise against the house of
Jeroboam with the sword.
hen Amaziah the priest of
Beth:el sent to Jeroboam king of
Israel, saying, ... Amos hath con:
o against thee in the midst of
e house of Israel: the land is
not able to..bear all his words.
11 For thus Amos saith, Jero
boam shall die by the sword, and
Israel shall surely be led away cap-
tive out of their own land. .
o, . Amaziah said unto
Amos, O thou seer, go flee thee
away into the land of Judah, and
there eat bread, and prophesy
É. hesy not again any
more at Beth-el; for it is the
i. chapel, and it is the king's

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may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, i. falsifying the balances by

eceit * 6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; ovea, and sell the refuse of the

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excellency of Jacob, Surely
never forget any of th
8 Shall not the land tremble for
this, and every one mourn, that
dwelleth therein? and it shall rise
up wholly as a flood: and it shall
be cast out and drowned, as by the
flood of Egypt. -
9 And it shall come to pass in
that day, saith the Lord God, that I
will cause the sun to go down at
noon, and I will darken the earth
in the clear day,;
10 And I will turn, your feasts
into mourning, and all your songs
into lamentation; and, I will bring
up sackcloth upon all loins, and
baldness upon every head; and I
will make it as the mourning of an
only son, and the end thereof as a

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11 "I Behold, the days come saith the ford' God, that i will send a famine in the land, not, a famine of bread, nor a thirst, for

water, but of hearing the words of

o 40RD : 12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LoRD, and shall not find it. - .13 In that day shall the fair virso, and young men faint for nurst.

14 They that swear by the sin of
y god,
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ogo/ of Israel's Desolation. SAW the LoRD standing upon the altar; and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that "the ts may shake: and cut them in, the head all of them; and I will slay the last of them with •wo: he that fleeth of them


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shall not flee away, and he that
escapeth of them shall not be de
2 Though they dig into hel.
thence shall my hand take ther,
though they climb up to heavez,
thence will I bring them down:
3 And though they hide them-
selves in the top of Carmel. I will
search and take them out three.
and though they be hid, from my
sight in the bottom of the sea
thence will I command the so-
pent, and he shall bite them:
.4. And though they go into ce:
tivity before their enemies, theos
will. I. command the sword, and 1
shall slay them: and I will set mos
eyes upon them for evil, and ro
for good.
5 And the Lord God of his
is he that toucheth the land, ar:
shall. melt, and all that dor
therein shall, mourn: and it so
rise up wholly like a flood: ix
shall be drowned, as by the flood:

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