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Judgments upon Moab,&c. AMOS, Israel's ingratitude punishment thereof: because he wine of the condemned in the did pursue his brother with the house of their god. sword, and did cast off all pity, 9 1 Yet destroyed I the Amorite and his anger did tear perpetually, before them, whose height was and he kept his wrath for ever: like the height of the cedars, and

12 But I will send a fire upon he was strong as the oaks; yet! Teman, which shall devour the destroyed his fruit from above, and palaces of Bozrah.

his roots from beneath. 13 1 Thus saith the LORD; For 10 Also I brought you up

from three transgressions of the children the land of Egypt, and led you of Ammon, and for four, I will not forty years through the wilderturn

away the punishment thereof : ness, to possess the land of the because they have ripped up the Amorite. women with child, of Gilead, that 11 And I raised up of your sops they might enlarge their border: for prophets, and of your young

14 But I will kindle a fire in the men for Nazarites. Is it not eves wall of Rabbah, and it shall de- thus, O ye children of Israel ? caith vour the palaces thereof, with the LORD. shouting in the day of battle, with 12 But ye gave the Nazarites a tempest in the day of the whirl- wine to drink; and commandes wind:

the prophets, saying, Prophes 15 And their king shall go into not. captivity, he and his princes toge 13 Behold, I am pressed under ther, saith the LORD.

you, as a cart is pressed that is CHAP. II.

full of sheaves. God's Judgments upon Moab,&c. 14 Therefore the flight shall

three transgressions of Moab, strong shall not strengthen his force, and for four, I will not turn away neither shall the mighty deliver the punishment thereof, because himself: he burned the bones of the king of 15 Neither shall he stand that Edom into lime:

handleth the bow; and he that is 2 But I will send a fire upon swift of foot shall not deliver him Moab, and it shall devour the pa- self: neither shall he that ridet. laces of Kirioth: and Moab shall the horse deliver himself. die with tumult, with shouting, 16 And he that is courageoe and with the sound of the trum- among the mighty shall flee away pet:

naked in that day, saith the 3 And I will cut off the judge LORD. from midst thereof, and will

CHAP. III. slay all the princes thereof with God's Judgments against Isra! him, saith the LORD.

11 Thus saith the LORD; For HEAR this word that the Lost three transgressions of Judah, and children of Israel, against the for four, I will not turn away the whole family which I brouge punishment thereof: because they up from the land of Egypt, sár have despised the law of the LORD, ing, and have not kept his command 2'You only have I known of all ments, and their lies caused them the families of the earth: therefore to err, after the which their fathers I will punish you for all your in have walked :

quities. 5 But I will send a fire upon 3 Can two walk together, except Judah, and it shall devour the they be agreed ? palaces of Jerusalem.

4 Will a lion roar in the forest 6 1 Thus saith the LORD; For when he hath no prey ? will three transgressions of Israel, and young lion cry out of his den, if be for four, I will not turn away the have taken nothing? punishment thereof: because they 5 Can a bird fall in a snare upor! sold the righteous for silver, and the earth, where no gin is for him the poor for a pair of shoes;

shall one take up a snare from the 7 That pant after the dust of the earth, and have taken nothing a earth on the head of the poor, and all?. turn aside the way of the meek: 6 Shall a trumpet be blown in and a man and his father will go in the city, and the people not be unto the same maid, to profane my afraid? shall there be evil in a holy name:

city, and the LORD hath not done 8 And they lay themselves down it?' upon clothes laid to pledge by 7 Surely the Lord God wil every altar, and they drink the I do nothing, but he revealeth his

Israel reproved


for divers sins ecret unto his servants the pro- this liketh you, O ye children of bhets.

Israel, saith the Lord GOD. 8 The lion hath roared, who will 6 T And I also have given you hot fear? the Lord God hath cleanness of teeth in all your poken, who can but prophesy ? cities, and want of bread in all

9 | Publish in the palaces at your places : yet have ye not reAshdod, and in the palaces in the turned unto me, saith the LORD. and of Egypt, and say, Assemble 7 And also I have withholden the yourselves upon the mountains of rain from you, when there were Samaria, and behold the great yet three months to the harvest : tumults in the midst thereof, and and I caused it to rain upon one lhe oppressed in the midst thereof. city, and caused it not to rain upon

10 For they know not to do another city: one piece was rained right, saith the LORD, who store upon, and the piece whereupon it up violence and robbery in their rained not withered. palaces.

8 So two or three cities wandered 11 Therefore thus saith the Lord unto one city, to drink water ; but GOD; An adversary there shall be they were not satisfied: yet have even round about the land; and he ye not returned unto me, saith the shall bring down thy strength from LORD. thee, and thy palaces shall be 9 I have smitten you with blastspoiled.

ing and mildew: when your gar 12 Thus saith the LORD: As the dens and your vineyards and your shepherd taketh out of the mouth fig-trees and your olive-trees inof the lion two legs, or a piece of an creased, the palmer-worm devourear: so shall the children of Israel ed them : yet have ye not returned be taken out that dwell in Samaria unto me, saith the LORD. in the corner of a bed, and in Da 10 I have sent among you the pesmascus in a couch.

tilence after the manner of Egypt: 13 Hear ye, and testify in the your young men have I slain with house of Jacob, saith the Lord the sword, and have taken away God, the God of hosts,

your horses; and I have made the 14 That, in the day that I shall stink of your camps to come up visit the transgressions of Israel unto your nostrils: yet have ye upon him, I will also visit the altars not returned unto me, saith the of Beth-el: and the horns of the LORD. altar shall be cut off, and fall to the 11 I have overthrown some of ground.

you, as God overthrew Sodom and 15 And I will smite the winter-Gomorrah, and ye were as a firehouse with the summer-house; and brand plucked out of the burning : the houses of ivory shall perish, yet have ye not returned unto me, and the great houses shall have an saith the LORD. end, saith the LORD.

12 Therefore, thus will I do unto CHAP. IV.

thee, O Israel: and because I will Israel reproved for Oppression, do this unto thee, prepare to meet &c.

thy God, O Israel. HEAR (EAR this word, ye kine of 13 For lo, he that formcth the

Bashan, that are in the moun-mountains, and createth the wind, tain of Samaria, which oppress the and declareth unto man what is poor, which crush the needy, his thought, that maketh the mornwhich say to their masters, Bring, ing darkness, and treadeth upon and let us drink.

the high places of the earth, The 2 The Lord God hath sworn by LORD, The God of hosts, is h's his holiness, that lo, the days shall name. come upon you, that he will take

CHAP. V. you away with hooks, and your An Exhortation to Repentance. posterity with fish-hooks.

at the HEA

EAR ye this word which I

take up against you, even a breaches, every cow at that which lamentation, o house of Israel. is before her; and ye shall cast them 2 The virgin of Israel is fallen, into the palace, saith the LORD. she shall no more rise: she is for

4.1 Come to Beth-el and trans- saken upon her land; there is none gress: at Gilgal multiply trans- to raise her up. gression; and bring your sacrifices 3 For thus saith the Lord God; every morning, and your tithes The city that went out by a thou after three years:

sand shall leave a hundred, and 5 And offer a sacrifice of thanks-that which went forth by a hungiving with leaven, and proclaim dred shall leave ten, to the house and publish the free-offerings : for 1 of Israel.

Amos urgeth repentance. AMOS, Israel's hypocrisy rejected

4 1 For thus saith the LORD it for you? the day of the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye darkness, and not light. me, and ye shall live:

19 As if a man did flee from a 5 But seek not Beth-el, nor enter lion, and a bear met him ; a into Gilgal, and pass not to Beer-went into the house, and leaned sheba : for Gilgal shall surely go his hand on the wall, and a serpest into captivity, and Beth-el shall bit him. come to nought.

20 Shall not the day of the Lord 6 Seek the LORD, and ye shall be darkness, and not light ? even live;

lest he break out like fire in very dark, and no brightness in the house of Joseph, and devour it, it? and there be none to quench it in 21 [ I hate, I despise your feast Beth-el.

days, and I will not smell in your 7 Ye who turn judgment to solemn assemblies. wormwood, and leave off righte 22 Though ye offer me_borti ousness in the earth,

offerings and your meat-offerings 8 Seek him that maketh the I will not accept them; neither w seven stars and Orion, and turneth I regard the peace-offerings of your the shadow of death into the morn-fat beasts. ing, and maketh the day dark with 23 Take thou away from me the night : that calleth for the waters of noise of thy songs; for I will not the sea, and poureth them out upon hear the melody of thy viols. the face of the earth: The LORD is 24 But let judgment run dom bis name:

as waters, and righteousness s 9 That strengtheneth the spoiled a mighty stream.. against the strong, so that the 25 Have ye offered unto mes spoiled shall come against the fort-crifices and offerings in the wilder ress.

ness forty years, house of Israel? 10 They hate him that rebuketh 26 But ye have borne the taber in the gate, and they abhor him nacle of your Moloch and China that speaketh uprightly.

your images, the star of

your god 11 Forasmuch, therefore, as your which

ye made to yourselves. treading is upon the poor, and ye 27 Therefore, will I cause you to take from him burdens of wheat: go into captivity beyond Dames ye have built houses of hewn stone, cus, saith the LORD, whose name but ye shall not dwell in them; ye is The God of hosts. have planted pleasant vineyards,

CHAP. VI. but ye shall not drink wine of Israel's Voluptuousness threat them.


TO transgressions your mighty

trust in the moursing: they

afflict the just, they take tain of Samaria, which are named a bribe, and they turn aside the chief of the nations, to whom te poor in the gate from their right. house of Israel came!

13 Therefore, the prudent shall 2 Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; keep silence in that time; for it is and from thence go ye to Hamath an evil time.

the great: then go down to Gath of 14 Seek good, and not evil, that the Philistines : be they better than ye may live: and so the LORD, the these kingdoms? or their border God of hosts, shall be with you, as greater than your border? ye have spoken.

3 Ye that put far away the evil 15 Hate the evil, and love the day, and cause the seat of violence good, and establish judgment in to come near; the gate: it may be that the LORD 4 That lie upon beds of ivory, God of hosts will be gracious unto and stretch themselves upon their the remnant of Joseph.

couches, and eat the lambs out of 16 Therefore, the LORD, the the flock, and the calves out of the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus; midst of the stall; Wailing shall be in all streets; and 5 That chant to the sound of the they shall say in all the highways, viol, and invent to themselves inAlas! alas! and they shall call the struments of music, like David; husbandman to mourning, and such 6 That drink wine in bowls, as , are skilful of lamentation to and anoint themselves with the wailing.

chief ointments : but they are not 17 And in all vineyards shall be grieved for the affliction of wailing: for 1 will pass through Joseph. thee, saith the LORD.

7 Therefore, now shall they go 18'Wo unto you that desire the captive with the first that go cap Jay of the LORD! to what end is 1 tive, and the banquet of them that


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Her incorrigibleness. CHAP. VIII.

Amaziah's doom stretched themselves shall be re 7 Thus he shewed me: and bemoved.

hold, the LORD stood upon a wall 8 The Lord God hath sworn by made by a plumb-line, with a himself, saith the LORD the God of plumb-line in his hand. hosts, I abhor the excellency of Ja 8 And the LORD said unto me, cob, and hate his palaces: there- Amos, what seest thou ? and I said, fore will I deliver up the city with A plumb-line. Then said the LORD, all that is therein.

Behold, I will set a plumb-line in 9 And it shall come to pass, if the midst of my people Israel: I there remain ten men in one house, will not again pass by them any that they shall die.

more : 10 And a man's uncle shall take 9 And the high places of Isaac him up, and he that burneth him, shall be desolate, and the sanctua to bring out the bones out of the ries of Israel shall be laid waste; house, and shall say unto him that and I will rise against the house of is by the sides of the house, Is Jeroboam with the sword. there yet any with thee? and he 10 T Then Amoziah the priest of shall say, No. Then shall say, Beth-el sent to Jeroboam king of Hold thy tongue: for we may not Israel, saying, Amos hath conmake mention of the name of the spired against thee in the midst of LORD.

the house of Israel: the land is 11 For behold, the LORD com- not able to bear all his words. mandeth, and he will smite the 11 For thus Amos saith, Jero great house with breaches, and the boam shall die by the sword, and little house with clefts.

Israel shall surely be led away cap12 T Shall horses run upon the tive out of their own land. rock? will one plough there with 12 Also, Amaziah said unto oxen?. for ye have turned judg: Amos, Othoy seer, go flee thee ment into gall, and the fruit of away into the land of Judah, and righteousness into hemlock: there eat bread, and prophesy

13 Ye which rejoice in a thing of there: nought, which say, Have we not 13 But prophesy not again any taken to us horns by our own more at Beth-el: for it is the strength ?

king's chapel, and it is the king's 14 But behold, I will raise up. court. against you a nation, O house of 14 1 Then answered Amos, and Israel, saith the LORD the God of said to Amaziah, I was po prophet, hosts; and they shall afflict you neither was I a prophet's son; but from the entering in of Hamath I was a herdman, and a gatherer unto the river of the wilderness. of sycamore fruit: CHAP. VII.

15 And the LORD took me as I Judgment of the Grasshoppers, followed the flock, and the LORD &c.

said unto me, Go, prophesy unto Theweshathe the Lord God my people Israel.

16 1 Now, therefore, hear thou he formed grasshoppers in the be- the word of the LORD: Thou sayginning of the shooting up of the est, Prophesy not against Israel, latter growth; and lo, it was the and drop not thy word against the latter growth after the king's house of Isaac. mowings.

17 Therefore thus saith the 2 And it came to pass, that when LORD; Thy wife shall be a harlot they had made an end of eating the in the city, and thy sons and thy grass of the land, then I said, o daughters shall fall by the sword, Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: and thy land shall be divided by whom shall Jacob arise ? for he by line; and thou shalt die in a

polluted land : and Israel shall 3 The LORD repented for this: It surely go into captivity forth of shall not be, saith the LORD. his land. 4 1 Thus hath the Lord GOD

CHAP. VIII. shewed unto me: and behold, the Israel's End typified. and it devoured the

ed and behold a did eat up a part.

ket of summer fruit. 5 Then said I, O Lord God, 2 And he said, Amos, what seest cease, I beseech thee: by whom thou? And I said, Abasket of shall 'Jacob arise ? for he is small. summer fruit. Then said the LORD

6 The Lord repented for this: unto me, The end is come upon This also shall not be, saith the my people of Israel; I will not Lord God.

again pass by them any more.

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