Amos 9

Israel to Be Destroyed 9 I saw the Lord standing by the altar, and he said: “Strike the tops of the pillars     so that the thresholds shake. Bring them down on the heads of all the people;     those who are left I will kill with the sword. Not one will get away,     none will escape. 2 Though they […]

Amos 8

A Basket of Ripe Fruit 8 This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: a basket of ripe fruit. 2 “What do you see, Amos?” he asked. “A basket of ripe fruit,” I answered. Then the Lord said to me, “The time is ripe for my people Israel; I will spare them no longer. 3 “In that day,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “the songs in the temple […]

Amos 7

Locusts, Fire and a Plumb Line 7 This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: He was preparing swarms of locusts after the king’s share had been harvested and just as the late crops were coming up. 2 When they had stripped the land clean, I cried out, “Sovereign Lord, forgive! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!” 3 So the Lord relented. “This will not happen,” […]

Amos 6

Woe to the Complacent 6 Woe to you who are complacent in Zion,     and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria, you notable men of the foremost nation,     to whom the people of Israel come! 2 Go to Kalneh and look at it;     go from there to great Hamath,     and then go down to Gath in Philistia. Are they better off […]

Amos 5

A Lament and Call to Repentance 5 Hear this word, Israel, this lament I take up concerning you: 2 “Fallen is Virgin Israel,     never to rise again, deserted in her own land,     with no one to lift her up.” 3 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to Israel: “Your city that marches out a thousand strong     will have only a hundred […]

Amos 4

4 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria,     you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy     and say to your husbands, “Bring us some drinks!” 2 The Sovereign Lord has sworn by his holiness:     “The time will surely come when you will be taken away with hooks,     the last of you with fishhooks.[a] 3 You will each go straight out […]

Amos 3

Witnesses Summoned Against Israel 3 Hear this word, people of Israel, the word the Lord has spoken against you—against the whole family I brought up out of Egypt: 2 “You only have I chosen     of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you     for all your sins.” 3 Do two walk together     unless they have agreed to do […]

Amos 2

2 This is what the Lord says: “For three sins of Moab,     even for four, I will not relent. Because he burned to ashes     the bones of Edom’s king, 2 I will send fire on Moab     that will consume the fortresses of Kerioth.[a] Moab will go down in great tumult     amid war cries and the blast of the trumpet. 3 I […]

Amos 1

Chapter 1 1 The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa—the vision he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash[a] was king of Israel. 2 He said: “The Lord roars from Zion     and thunders from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds dry up,     and the top of Carmel withers.” Judgment on Israel’s [...]