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AMOS

17So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God,
Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain;
Then shall Jerusalem be holy,
And there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
 
18And it shall come to pass in that day,
That the mountains shall drop down sweet wine,
And the hills shall flow with milk,
And all the brooks of Judah shall flow with waters;
And a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord,
And shall water the valley of Shittim.
19Egypt shall be a desolation,
And Edom shall be a desolate wilderness,
For the violence against the children of Judah,
Because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
20But Judah shall be inhabited for ever,
And Jerusalem from generation to generation.
21And I will hold as innocent their blood that I have not held as innocent;
And the Lord dwelleth in Zion.


עמוס

AMOS

1The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

2And he said:
The Lord roareth from Zion,
And uttereth His voice from Jerusalem;
And the pastures of the shepherds shall mourn,
And the top of Carmel shall wither.
 
3Thus saith the Lord:
For three transgressions of Damascus,
Yea, for four, I will not reverse it:
Because they have threshed Gilead with sledges of iron.
4So will I send a fire into the house of Hazael,
And it shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad;
5And I will break the bar of Damascus,
And cut off the inhabitant from Bikath-aven,
And him that holdeth the sceptre from Beth-eden;
And the people of Aram shall go into captivity unto Kir,
Saith the Lord.
 
6Thus saith the Lord:
For three transgressions of Gaza,
Yea, for four, I will not reverse it:
Because they carried away captive a whole captivity,
To deliver them up to Edom.
7So will I send a fire on the wall of Gaza,