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Thus says Adonai:

For three crimes of Moab
    even for four, I will not relent.
For he burned the bones of Edom’s king to lime,
So I will send fire upon Moab—
it will devour Kerioth’s citadels.
Moab will die in an uproar,
    with a shout of alarm
    and the sound of the shofar.
I will cut off the ruler from her midst,
and slay all her princes with him.
Thus Adonai has said.

As for Judah and Israel
Thus says Adonai:
“For three crimes of Judah
    even for four, I will not relent.
For they despise Adonai’s Torah
    and have not kept His statutes.
Their lies have misled them—
those their fathers walked after.
So I will send fire upon Judah—
it will devour Jerusalem’s citadels.”
Thus says Adonai:
“For three crimes of Israel
    even for four, I will not relent.
For they sell the righteous for silver
    and the needy for a pair of shoes.
They trample the head of the poor
    into the dust of the earth
and thwart the way of the humble.
A man and his father go to the same girl,[a]
    to profane My holy Name.
Upon garments taken in pledge
    they stretch out beside every altar,
and drink wine confiscated as fines
    in the house of their gods.

“I destroyed the Amorite before them,
whose height was like cedars
    and as strong as oaks—
    yes, I destroyed his fruit from above
    and his roots from beneath.
10 It was I also who brought you up from the land of Egypt
    and led you forty years in the wilderness
    to possess the Amorite’s land.
11 I raised up prophets from your sons
and Nazirites from your young men.
Is this not so, Bnei Yisrael?”
declares Adonai.
12 “But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink,
and you commanded the prophets saying,
    ‘Do not prophesy.’
13 Behold! I will cause a tottering beneath you
    as a cart totters when full of sheaves.
14 Then flight will fail for the swift.
The mighty will not strengthen his power,
The warrior will not save his life.
15 The archer will not stand,
the fleet-footed will not escape,
the horseman will not save himself.
16 The valiant among the warriors
    will flee naked in that day.”
declares Adonai.


  1. Amos 2:7 Or, pagan temple prostitute.