AMOS. Chapter 2
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1 Gods wrath against Moab, 4 vpon Iudah, 6 and vpon Israel. 9 God complaineth of their vnthankefulnesse.
1Thus sayth the Lord, For three transgressions of Moab, and for foure, I wil not turne away the punishment thereof, because hee burnt the bones of the King of Edom into lime.1
2But I will send a fire vpon Moab, and it shall deuoure the palaces of Kerioth, and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet:
3And I will cut off the iudge from the middest thereof, and wil slay all the princes thereof with him, sayeth the Lord.
4¶ Thus sayth the Lord, For three transgressions of Iudah, and for foure, I will not turne away the punishment thereof; because they haue despised the Law of the Lord, and haue not kept his Commandements, and their lies caused them to erre, after the which their fathers haue walked.
5But I will send a fire vpon Iudah, and it shall deuoure the palaces of Ierusalem.
Against Moab, Iudah, and Israel.
6¶ Thus sayth the Lord, For three transgressions of Israel, and for foure, I will not turne away the punishment thereof; because they solde the righteous for siluer, and the poore for a paire of shooes:6
7That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poore, and turne aside the way of the meeke; and a man and his father will goe in vnto the same maid, to profane my holy Name.7
8And they lay themselues downe vpon clothes laide to pledge, by euery Altar, and they drinke the wine of the condemned in the house of their God.8
9¶ Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the Cedars, and hee was strong as the okes, yet I destroyed his fruite from aboue, and his rootes from beneath.9
10Also I brought you vp from the land of Egypt, and ledde you fourtie yeeres through the wildernesse, to possesse the land of the Amorite.10
11And I raised vp of your sonnes for Prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not euen thus, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord ?
12But ye gaue the Nazarites wine to drinke, and commaunded the Prophets, saying, Prophecie not.12
13Behold, I am pressed vnder you, as a cart is pressed that is ful of sheaues.13
14Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mightie deliuer himselfe:14
15Neither shall hee stand that handleth the bow, and hee that is swift of foote, shall not deliuer himselfe, neither shall hee that rideth the horse, deliuer himselfe.
16And hee that is couragious among the mighty, shall flee away naked in that day, saith the Lord.16
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Amos Chapter 2
7 Or, young woman.
8 Or, such as haue fined or mulcted.
9 Num.21. 24. deut. 2. 31. iosh. 24.8.
10 Exod. 12. 51.
13 Or, I will presse your place as a cart full of sheaues presseth.
14 Heb. his soule or life.
16 Heb. strong of his heart.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania