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The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

Chapter 1

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1The words of Amos, a shepherd from Tekoa, a Zec 14, 5 . which he received in vision concerning Israel, in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam, son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake:*

2The LORD ill roar from Zion, and from Jerusalem raise his voice: The pastures of the shepherds will languish, and the summit of Carmel wither. b Jer 25, 30; Jl 3, 16 .

Aram 3Thus says the LORD

For three crimes of Damascus, and for four,* I will not revoke my word: Because they threshed Gilead with sledges of iron, 4I will send fire* upon the house of Hazael, to devour the castles of Ben‐hadad. 5I will break the bar of Damascus;* I will root out those who live in the Valley of Aven, And the sceptered ruler of Beth‐eden; the people of Aram shall be exiled to Kir, says the LORD.

Philistia 6Thus says the LORD:

For three crimes of Gaza, and for four, I will not revoke my word; Because they took captive whole groups to Hand over to Edom, 7I will send fire upon the wall of Gaza, to devour her castles; 8I will root out those who live in Ashdod, and the sceptered ruler of Ashkelon; I will turn my hand against Ekron, and the last of the Philistines shall perish, says the Lord God.

Tyre 9Thus says the LORD:

For three crimes of Tyre, and for four, I will not revoke my word; Because they delivered whole groups captive to Edom, and did not remember the pact of brotherhood,* 10I will send fire upon the wall of Tyre, to devour her castles.

Edom 11Thus says the LORD:

For three crimes of Edom, and for four, I will not revoke my word; Because he pursued his brother* with the sword, choking up all pity; Because he persisted in his anger and kept his wrath to the end, 12I will send fire upon Teman, and it will devour the castles of Bozrah.*

Ammon 13Thus says the LORD:

For three crimes of the Ammonites, and for four, I will not revoke my word; Because they ripped open expectant mothers in Gilead, while extending their territory, 14I will kindle a fire upon the wall of Rabbah,* and it will devour her castles Amid clamor on the day of battle and stormwind in a time of tempest. 15Their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes with him, says the LORD.

Notes:

a: Zec 14, 5 .

b: Jer 25, 30; Jl 3, 16 .

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