Thus says the Lord:

(A)“For three transgressions of (B)Damascus,
    and for four, (C)I will not revoke the punishment,[a]
because they have threshed (D)Gilead
    with threshing sledges of iron.
(E)So I will send a fire upon the house of (F)Hazael,
    and it shall devour the strongholds of (G)Ben-hadad.
I will (H)break the gate-bar of (I)Damascus,
    and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of (J)Aven,[b]
and him who holds the scepter from (K)Beth-eden;
    and the people of (L)Syria shall go into exile to (M)Kir,”
says the Lord.

Thus says the Lord:

(N)“For three transgressions of (O)Gaza,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because (P)they carried into exile a whole people
    to deliver them up to Edom.
So I will send a fire upon the wall of (Q)Gaza,
    and it shall devour her strongholds.
I will cut off the inhabitants from (R)Ashdod,
    and him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon;
I will turn my hand against Ekron,
    and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish,”
says the Lord God.

Thus says the Lord:

(S)“For three transgressions of (T)Tyre,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because they delivered up a whole people to Edom,
    and did not remember the covenant of brotherhood.
10 So I will send a fire upon the wall of (U)Tyre,
    and it shall devour her strongholds.”

11 Thus says the Lord:

(V)“For three transgressions of (W)Edom,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
(X)because he pursued his brother with the sword
    (Y)and cast off all pity,
(Z)and his anger tore perpetually,
    (AA)and he kept his wrath forever.
12 So I will send a fire upon (AB)Teman,
    and it shall devour the strongholds of (AC)Bozrah.”

13 Thus says the Lord:

(AD)“For three transgressions of the (AE)Ammonites,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because (AF)they have ripped open pregnant women in (AG)Gilead,
    that they might enlarge their border.
14 So I will kindle a fire in the wall of (AH)Rabbah,
    (AI)and it shall devour her strongholds,
with shouting on the day of battle,
    (AJ)with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind;

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 1:3 Hebrew I will not turn it back; also verses 6, 9, 11, 13
  2. Amos 1:5 Or On

Judgment on the Nations

Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of (A)Damascus, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they have (B)threshed Gilead with implements of iron.
(C)But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael,
Which shall devour the palaces of (D)Ben-Hadad.
I will also break the gate (E)bar of Damascus,
And cut off the inhabitant from the Valley of Aven,
And the one who [a]holds the scepter from [b]Beth Eden.
The people of Syria shall go captive to Kir,”
Says the Lord.

Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of (F)Gaza, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they took captive the whole captivity
To deliver them up to Edom.
(G)But I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza,
Which shall devour its palaces.
I will cut off the inhabitant (H)from Ashdod,
And the one who holds the scepter from Ashkelon;
I will (I)turn My hand against Ekron,
And (J)the remnant of the Philistines shall perish,”
Says the Lord God.

Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of (K)Tyre, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom,
And did not remember the covenant of brotherhood.
10 But I will send a fire upon the wall of Tyre,
Which shall devour its palaces.”

11 Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of (L)Edom, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because he pursued his (M)brother with the sword,
And cast off all pity;
His anger tore perpetually,
And he kept his wrath forever.
12 But (N)I will send a fire upon Teman,
Which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.”

13 Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of (O)the people of Ammon, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they ripped open the women with child in Gilead,
That they might enlarge their territory.
14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of (P)Rabbah,
And it shall devour its palaces,
(Q)Amid shouting in the day of battle,
And a tempest in the day of the whirlwind.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 1:5 Rules
  2. Amos 1:5 Lit. House of Eden