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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 1

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1The words of Amos, a sheepbreeder from Tekoa, who prophesied concerning Israel in the reigns of Kings Uzziah of Judah and Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel, two years before the earthquake. a See Zech. 14.5.

2He proclaimed:

The LORD roars from Zion, Shouts aloud from Jerusalem; And the pastures of the shepherds shall languish, And the summit of Carmel shall wither.

3Thus said the LORD: For three transgressions of Damascus, For four, I will not revoke it: b I.e, the decree of punishment. Because they threshed Gilead With threshing boards of iron.

4I will send down a Cf. Lam. 1.13. fire upon the palace of Hazael, And it shall devour the fortresses of Ben‐hadad. b Cf. 2 Kings 13.22–25.

5I will break the gate bars of Damascus, And wipe out the inhabitants from the Vale of Aven And the sceptered ruler of Beth‐eden; And the people of Aram shall be exiled to Kir

—said the LORD

6Thus said the LORD: For three transgressions of Gaza, For four, I will not revoke it: Because they exiled c I.e., they cooperated in the annexation of Israelite territory; cf. Jer. 13.19 with note. an entire population, Which they delivered to Edom. d Emendation yields “Aram”; cf. Isa. 9.11.

7I will send down fire upon the wall of Gaza, And it shall devour its fortresses; 8And I will wipe out the inhabitants of Ashdod And the sceptered ruler of Ashkelon; And I will turn My hand against Ekron, And the Philistines shall perish to the last man

—said the Lord GOD

9Thus said the LORD: For three transgressions of Tyre, For four, I will not revoke it: Because they handed over An entire population to Edom, a Emendation yields “Aram.” Ignoring the covenant of brotherhood. b Cf. 1 Kings 5.26; 9.12–13. 10I will send down fire upon the wall of Tyre, And it shall devour its fortresses.

11Thus said the LORD: For three transgressions of Edom, For four, I will not revoke it: Because he pursued his brother with the sword And repressed all pity, Because his anger raged unceasing And his fury stormed c Cf. Akkadianshamaru and Jer. 3.5. unchecked. 12I will send down fire upon Teman, And it shall devour the fortresses of Bozrah.

13Thus said the LORD:

For three transgressions of the Ammonites, For four, I will not revoke it: Because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead In order to enlarge their own territory. 14I will set fire to the wall of Rabbah, And it shall devour its fortresses, Amid shouting on a day of battle, On a day of violent tempest. 15Their king and his officers shall go Into exile together —said the LORD

Notes:

a See Zech. 14.5.

b I.e, the decree of punishment.

a Cf. Lam. 1.13.

b Cf. 2 Kings 13.22–25.

c I.e., they cooperated in the annexation of Israelite territory; cf. Jer. 13.19 with note.

d Emendation yields “Aram”; cf. Isa. 9.11.

a Emendation yields “Aram.”

b Cf. 1 Kings 5.26; 9.12–13.

c Cf. Akkadianshamaru and Jer. 3.5.

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