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

“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