The Book of Amos of the Christian Holy Bible

Amos 1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen  of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of  Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son  of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.  

Amos 1:2 And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and  utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the  shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.  

Amos 1:3 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of  Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the  punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead  with threshing instruments of iron: 

Amos 1:4 But I will send a  fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces  of Ben-hadad. 

Amos 1:5 I will break also the bar of Damascus,  and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him  that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the  people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the  LORD.  

Amos 1:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of  Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment  thereof; because they carried away captive the whole  captivity, to deliver them up to Edom: 

Amos 1:7 But I will  send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the  palaces thereof: 

Amos 1:8 And I will cut off the inhabitant from  Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon,  and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and the remnant of  the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord GOD.  

Amos 1:9 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of  Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment  thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to  Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant: 

Amos 1:10  But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall  devour the palaces thereof.  

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Amos 1:11 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of  Edom, and for four, I will not turn 
away the punishment  thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword,  and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually,  and he kept his wrath for ever: 

Amos 1:12 But I will send a fire  upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.  

Amos 1:13 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of  the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away  the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the  women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their  border: 

Amos 1:14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah,  and it shall devour the palaces thereof, with shouting in the  day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind:  

Amos 1:15 And their king shall go into captivity, he and his  princes together, saith the LORD.  




Amos 2:1 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of  Moab, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment  thereof; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom  into lime: 
Amos 2:2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it  shall devour the palaces of Kirioth: and Moab shall die with  tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet:  
Amos 2:3 And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof,  and will slay all the princes thereof with him, saith the  LORD.  
Amos 2:4 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of  Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment  thereof; because they have despised the law of the LORD,  and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused  them to err, after the which their fathers have walked: 
Amos 2:5  But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the  palaces of Jerusalem.   
Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of  Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment  thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the  poor for a pair of shoes; 
Amos 2:7 That pant after the dust of the  earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the  meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same  maid, to profane my holy name: 
Amos 2:8 And they lay  themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every  altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house  of their god.  
Amos 2:9 Yet 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. 
Amos 2:10 Also I brought you up from  the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the  wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite. 
Amos 2:11 And I  raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men  for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel?  saith the LORD. 
Amos 2:12 But ye gave the Nazarites wine to  drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.  
Amos 2:13 Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed  that is full of sheaves. 
Amos 2:14 Therefore the flight shall  perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his  force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself: 
Amos 2:15  Neither 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. 
Amos 2:16 And he that is  courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that  day, saith the LORD.  


Amos 3:1 Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against  you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I  brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, 
Amos 3:2 You only  have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will  punish you for all your iniquities. 
Amos 3:3 Can two walk  together, except they be agreed? 
Amos 3:4 Will a lion roar in  the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out  of his den, if he have taken nothing? 
Amos 3:5 Can a bird fall in  a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall  one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing  at all? 
Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the  people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the  LORD hath not done it? 
Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will  do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the  prophets. 
Amos 3:8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the  Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?  
Amos 3:9 Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces  in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the  mountains of Samaria, and behold the great tumults in the  midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst thereof.  
Amos 3:10 For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who  store up violence and robbery in their palaces. 
Amos 3:11  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary there  shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down  thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled.  
Amos 3:12 Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of  the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall  the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in  the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch. 
Amos 3:13  Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord  GOD, the God of hosts, 
Amos 3:14 That in the day that I shall  visit the transgressions of Israel upon him I will also visit  the altars of Bethel: and the horns of the altar shall be cut  off, and fall to the ground. 
Amos 3:15 And I will smite the  winter house with the summer house; and the houses of  ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end,  saith the LORD.   



Amos 4:1 Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the  mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush  the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us  drink. 
Amos 4:2 The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness,  that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you  away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks. 
Amos 4:3  And ye shall go out at the breaches, every cow at that  which is before her; and ye shall cast them into the  palace, saith the LORD.  
Amos 4:4 Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply  transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning,  and your tithes after three years: 
Amos 4:5 And offer a  sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and  publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children  of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.  
Amos 4:6 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all  your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye  not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 
Amos 4:7 And also I  have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet  three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one  city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece  was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not  withered. 
Amos 4:8 So two or three cities wandered unto one  city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye  not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 
Amos 4:9 I have smitten  you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your  vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased,  the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned  unto me, saith the LORD. 
Amos 4:10 I have sent among you the  pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have  I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses;  and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto  your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the  LORD. 
Amos 4:11 I have overthrown some of you, as God  overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand  plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto  me, saith the LORD. 
Amos 4:12 Therefore thus will I do unto  thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare  to meet thy God, O Israel. 
Amos 4:13 For, lo, he that formeth  the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto  man what is his thought, that maketh the morning  darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth,  The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.  



Amos 5:1 Hear ye this word which I take up against you,  even a lamentation, O house of Israel. 
Amos 5:2 The virgin of  Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon  her land; there is none to raise her up. 
Amos 5:3 For thus saith  the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a thousand shall  leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an  hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel.  
Amos 5:4 For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel,  Seek ye me, and ye shall live: 
Amos 5:5 But seek not Bethel,  nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beer-sheba: for Gilgal  shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to  nought. 
Amos 5:6 Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he  break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it,  and there be none to quench it in Bethel. 
Amos 5:7 Ye who  turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in  the earth, 
Amos 5:8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and  Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning,  and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the  waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the  earth: The LORD is his name: 
Amos 5:9 That strengtheneth  the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come  against the fortress. 
Amos 5:10 They hate him that rebuketh in  the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly. 
Amos 5:11  Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor,  and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built  houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye  have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine  of them. 
Amos 5:12 For I know your manifold transgressions  and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe,  and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.  
Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that  time; for it is an evil time. 
Amos 5:14 Seek good, and not evil,  that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall  be with you, as ye have spoken. 
Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and  love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be  that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the  remnant of Joseph. 
Amos 5:16 Therefore the LORD, the God of  hosts, the Lord, saith thus; Wailing shall be in all streets;  and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they  shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are  skilful of lamentation to wailing. 
Amos 5:17 And in all  vineyards shall be wailing: for I will pass through thee,  saith the LORD. 
Amos 5:18 Woe unto you that desire the day of  the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD  is darkness, and not light. 
Amos 5:19 As if a man did flee  from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and  leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. 
Amos 5:20  Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not  light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?   
Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not  smell in your solemn assemblies. 
Amos 5:22 Though ye offer  me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not  accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of  your fat beasts. 
Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise  of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.  
Amos 5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and  righteousness as a mighty stream. 
Amos 5:25 Have ye offered  unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty  years, O house of Israel? 
Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the  tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star  of your god, which ye made to yourselves. 
Amos 5:27 Therefore  will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith  the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.  

Amos 6:1 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in  the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the  nations, to whom the house of Israel came! 
Amos 6:2 Pass ye  unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the  great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they  better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than  your border? 
Amos 6:3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and  cause the seat of violence to come near; 
Amos 6:4 That lie upon  beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches,  and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the  midst of the stall; 
Amos 6:5 That chant to the sound of the viol,  and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like  David; 
Amos 6:6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint  themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not  grieved for the affliction of Joseph.  
Amos 6:7 Therefore now shall they go captive with the first  that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched  themselves shall be removed. 
Amos 6:8 The Lord GOD hath  sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor    Page 531 
Amos   the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will  I deliver up the city with all that is therein. 
Amos 6:9 And it  shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house,  that they shall die. 
Amos 6:10 And a man’s uncle shall take him  up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of  the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the  house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No.  Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make  mention of the name of the LORD. 
Amos 6:11 For, behold, the  LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with  breaches, and the little house with clefts.   
Amos 6:12 Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow  there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall,  and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock: 
Amos 6:13 Ye  which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not  taken to us horns by our own strength? 
Amos 6:14 But, behold,  I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith  the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from  the entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.  


Amos 7:1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and,  behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the  shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter  growth after the king’s mowings. 
Amos 7:2 And it came to pass,  that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the  land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: by  whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. 
Amos 7:3 The LORD  repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.  
Amos 7:4 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and,  behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it  devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part. 
Amos 7:5 Then  said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall  Jacob arise? for he is small. 
Amos 7:6 The LORD repented for  this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD.  
Amos 7:7 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood  upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his  hand. 
Amos 7:8 And the LORD said unto me, 
Amos, what seest  thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold,  I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will  not again pass by them any more: 
Amos 7:9 And the high places  of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall  be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam  with the sword.  
Amos 7:10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to  Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, 
Amos hath conspired  against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is  not able to bear all his words. 
Amos 7:11 For thus Amos saith,  Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be  led away captive out of their own land. 
Amos 7:12 Also  Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away  into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy  there: 
Amos 7:13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel:  for it is the king’s chapel, and it is the king’s court.  
Amos 7:14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I  was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I  was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit: 
Amos 7:15  And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the  LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.  
Amos 7:16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD:  Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy  word against the house of Isaac. 
Amos 7:17 Therefore thus  saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and  thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy  land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted  land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his  land. 

  
Amos 8:1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and  behold a basket of summer fruit. 
Amos 8:2 And he said, 
Amos,  what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then  said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people  of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. 
Amos 8:3 And  the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith  the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every  place; they shall cast them forth with silence.  
Amos 8:4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to  make the poor of the land to fail, 
Amos 8:5 Saying, When will  the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the  sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah  small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by  deceit? 
Amos 8:6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the  needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the  wheat? 
Amos 8:7 The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of  Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works. 
Amos 8:8  Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that  dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and  it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.  
Amos 8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord  GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I  will darken the earth in the clear day: 
Amos 8:10 And I will turn  your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into  lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins,  and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the  mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter  day.  
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I  will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a  thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:  
Amos 8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the  north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the  word of the LORD, and shall not find it. 
Amos 8:13 In that  day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.  
Amos 8:14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy  god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beer-sheba liveth;  even they shall fall, and never rise up again.  
Amos 9:1 I saw the LORD standing upon the altar: and he  said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake:  and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last  of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee  away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.  
Amos 9:2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand  take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I  bring them down: 
Amos 9:3 And though they hide themselves  in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence;  and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the  sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite  them: 
Amos 9:4 And though they go into captivity before their  enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay  them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not  for good. 
Amos 9:5 And the Lord GOD of hosts is he that  toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell  therein shall mourn: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood;  and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. 
Amos 9:6 It  is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath  founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters  of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth:  The LORD is his name. 
Amos 9:7 Are ye not as children of  the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the  LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of    
Amos Page 532   Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians  from Kir? 
Amos 9:8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are  upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the  face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the  house of Jacob, saith the LORD. 
Amos 9:9 For, lo, I will  command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all  nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the  least grain fall upon the earth. 
Amos 9:10 All the sinners of my  people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not  overtake nor prevent us.   
Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David  that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will  raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:  
Amos 9:12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of  all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the  LORD that doeth this. 
Amos 9:13 Behold, the days come, saith  the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and  the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the  mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.  
Amos 9:14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of  Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit  them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine  thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of  them. 
Amos 9:15 And I will plant them upon their land, and  they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I  have given them, saith the LORD thy God.


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