“Are not you Israelites
    the same to me as the Cushites[a]?”(A)
declares the Lord.
“Did I not bring Israel up from Egypt,
    the Philistines(B) from Caphtor[b](C)
    and the Arameans from Kir?(D)

“Surely the eyes of the Sovereign Lord
    are on the sinful kingdom.
I will destroy(E) it
    from the face of the earth.
Yet I will not totally destroy
    the descendants of Jacob,”
declares the Lord.(F)
“For I will give the command,
    and I will shake the people of Israel
    among all the nations
as grain(G) is shaken in a sieve,(H)
    and not a pebble will reach the ground.(I)
10 All the sinners among my people
    will die by the sword,(J)
all those who say,
    ‘Disaster will not overtake or meet us.’(K)

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  1. Amos 9:7 That is, people from the upper Nile region
  2. Amos 9:7 That is, Crete

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