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AMOS

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 altar
Upon clothes taken in pledge,
And in the house of their God they drink
The 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 Amorite.
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 mighty
Shall flee away naked in that day,
Saith the Lord.

3Hear this word that the Lord hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up out of the land of Egypt, saying:

2You only have I known of all the families of the earth;
Therefore I will visit upon you all your iniquities.
 
3Will two walk together,
Except they have agreed?
4Will a lion roar in the forest,
When he hath no prey?
Will a young lion give forth his voice out of his den,
If he have taken nothing?
5Will a bird fall in a snare upon the earth,
Where there is no lure for it?
Will a snare spring up from the ground,
And have taken nothing at all?
6Shall the horn be blown in a city,
And the people not tremble?
Shall evil befall a city,
And the Lord hath not done it?
7For the Lord God will do nothing,
But He revealeth His counsel unto His servants the prophets.
8The lion hath roared,
Who will not fear?
The Lord God hath spoken,
Who can but prophesy?
 
9Proclaim it upon the palaces at Ashdod,
And upon the palaces in the land of Egypt,

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