Amos 2


1Thus saith the Lord:For three transgressions of Moab,Yea, for four, I will not reverse it:Because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime.
2So will I send a fire upon Moab,And it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth;And Moab shall die with tumult,With shouting, and with the sound of the horn;
3And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof,And will slay all the princes thereof with him,Saith the Lord.
4Thus saith the Lord:For three transgressions of Judah,Yea, for four, I will not reverse it:Because they have rejected the law of the Lord,And have not kept His statutes,And their lies have caused them to err,After which their fathers did walk.
5So will I send a fire upon Judah,And it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.
6Thus saith the Lord:For three transgressions of Israel,Yea, for four, I will not reverse it:Because they sell the righteous for silver,And the needy for a pair of shoes;
7That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor,And turn aside the way of the humble;And a man and his father go unto the same maid,To profane My holy name;
8And they lay themselves down beside every altarUpon clothes taken in pledge,And in the house of their God they drinkThe wine of them that have been fined.
9Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them,Whose height was like the height of the cedars,And he was strong as the oaks;Yet I destroyed his fruit from above,And his roots from beneath.
10Also I brought you up out of the land of Egypt,And led you forty years in the wilderness,To possess the land of the Amorites.
11And I raised up of your sons for prophets,And of your young men for Nazirites.Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel?Saith the Lord.
12But ye gave the Nazirites wine to drink;And commanded the prophets, saying: ‘Prophesy not.’
13Behold, I will make it creak under you,As a cart creaketh that is full of sheaves.
14And flight shall fail the swift,And the strong shall not exert his strength,Neither shall the mighty deliver himself;
15Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow;And he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself;Neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself;
16And he that is courageous among the mightyShall flee away naked in that day,Saith the Lord.