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Amos 9:1-3 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The Destruction of Israel

I saw the Lord standing beside[a] the altar, and he said:
“Smite the capitals until the thresholds shake,
    and shatter them on the heads of all the people;[b]
and what are left of them I will slay with the sword;
    not one of them shall flee away,
    not one of them shall escape.

“Though they dig into Sheol,
    from there shall my hand take them;
though they climb up to heaven,
    from there I will bring them down.
Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel,
    from there I will search out and take them;
and though they hide from my sight at the bottom of the sea,
    there I will command the serpent, and it shall bite them.


  1. Amos 9:1 Or upon
  2. Amos 9:1 Heb all of them
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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