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Amos 2 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

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.

Footnotes:

  1. Amos 2:7 Or, pagan temple prostitute.
Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Tree of Life (TLV) Translation of the Bible. Copyright © 2015 by The Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society.

Amos 2 New International Version (NIV)

This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Moab,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because he burned to ashes
    the bones of Edom’s king,
I will send fire on Moab
    that will consume the fortresses of Kerioth.[a]
Moab will go down in great tumult
    amid war cries and the blast of the trumpet.
I will destroy her ruler
    and kill all her officials with him,”
says the Lord.

This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Judah,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because they have rejected the law of the Lord
    and have not kept his decrees,
because they have been led astray by false gods,[b]
    the gods[c] their ancestors followed,
I will send fire on Judah
    that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem.

Judgment on Israel

This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Israel,
    even for four, I will not relent.
They sell the innocent for silver,
    and the needy for a pair of sandals.
They trample on the heads of the poor
    as on the dust of the ground
    and deny justice to the oppressed.
Father and son use the same girl
    and so profane my holy name.
They lie down beside every altar
    on garments taken in pledge.
In the house of their god
    they drink wine taken as fines.

“Yet I destroyed the Amorites before them,
    though they were tall as the cedars
    and strong as the oaks.
I destroyed their fruit above
    and their roots below.
10 I brought you up out of Egypt
    and led you forty years in the wilderness
    to give you the land of the Amorites.

11 “I also raised up prophets from among your children
    and Nazirites from among your youths.
Is this not true, people of Israel?”
declares the Lord.
12 “But you made the Nazirites drink wine
    and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.

13 “Now then, I will crush you
    as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 The swift will not escape,
    the strong will not muster their strength,
    and the warrior will not save his life.
15 The archer will not stand his ground,
    the fleet-footed soldier will not get away,
    and the horseman will not save his life.
16 Even the bravest warriors
    will flee naked on that day,”
declares the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. Amos 2:2 Or of her cities
  2. Amos 2:4 Or by lies
  3. Amos 2:4 Or lies
New International Version (NIV)

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