Elam(A) takes up the quiver,(B)
    with her charioteers and horses;
    Kir(C) uncovers the shield.

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And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

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I will break down the gate(A) of Damascus;
    I will destroy the king who is in[a] the Valley of Aven[b]
and the one who holds the scepter in Beth Eden.(B)
    The people of Aram will go into exile to Kir,(C)
says the Lord.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 1:5 Or the inhabitants of
  2. Amos 1:5 Aven means wickedness.

I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the Lord.

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“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)

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Footnotes

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

Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the Lord. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?

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