“For behold, I am going to stir up a nation against you, O house of Israel,” says the Lord, the God of hosts, “And they will afflict and torment you [to the entire limits of Israel] from the entrance of Hamath [in the north] To the brook of the Arabah [in the south].”
For behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, says the Lord, the God of hosts; and they shall afflict and oppress you [to the entire limits of Israel] from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of the Arabah.
The Lord God ·All-Powerful [Almighty; of Heaven’s Armies; T of hosts] says, “·Israel [L House of Israel], I will bring a nation against you that will ·make your people suffer [oppress you] from Lebo Hamath [C in the far north] to the valley ·south of the Dead Sea [L of the Arabah; C in the far south; 2 Kin. 14:25; Israel had oppressed others, but would now be oppressed].”
The Lord God Almighty himself says, “People of Israel, I am going to send a foreign army to occupy your country. It will oppress you from Hamath Pass in the north to the Brook of the Arabah in the south.”
But look, I am raising up a nation against you, house of Israel— this is the declaration of the Lord, the God of Hosts— and they will oppress you from the entrance of Hamath to the Brook of the Arabah.
“So look, house of Israel! I will raise up a nation against you,” declares the Lord, the God of the Heavenly Armies, “and they will harass you from the entrance of Hamath to the wadi of the wilderness.”
“O Israel, I will bring against you a nation that will bitterly oppress you from your northern boundary to your southern tip, all the way from Hamath to the brook of Arabah,” says the Lord, the Lord Almighty.
“Enjoy it while you can, you Israelites. I’ve got a pagan army on the move against you” —this is your God speaking, God-of-the-Angel-Armies— “And they’ll make hash of you, from one end of the country to the other.”
“Look! I am about to bring a nation against you, family of Israel.” The Lord, the God who commands armies, is speaking. “They will oppress you all the way from Lebo Hamath to the Stream of the Arabah.”
“O people of Israel, I am about to bring an enemy nation against you,” says the Lord God of Heaven’s Armies. “They will oppress you throughout your land— from Lebo-hamath in the north to the Arabah Valley in the south.”
But, hineni, I will raise up against you a Goy (Nation), O Bais Yisroel, saith Hashem Elohei Tzva’os; and they shall afflict you from the territory of Chamat unto the Wadi of the Aravah. T.N. Notice in the next chapter that Amos refuses to be intimidated by an apostate religious leader who dares to war against Scripture. Amos gives a prophetic prediction that this chalatan will be defrocked by Hashem by being dragged off to an unclean heathen land.
Eternal One: You will see—I am raising up a strong nation against you, people of Israel, and they will hound you from Hamath pass in the north To the Great Rift Valley at Arabah in the south. So says the Eternal God, the Commander of heavenly armies.
Lo! I shall raise on you, the house of Israel, saith the Lord God of hosts, a folk; and it shall all-break you from the entry of Hemath unto the stream of desert. (Lo! O house of Israel, I shall raise up a nation against you, saith the Lord God of hosts; and it shall altogether break you from the entrance to Hamath unto the Stream of the Arabah, or the Brook of the Desert.)
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