Chapter One

  1. THE WORDS OF‍ ‍Amos, who was among the herd­men of Te-‍ko‍‍-‍a, which he saw con­cern­ing Is­ra­el in the days of Uz-‍zi‍‍-‍a king of Ju­dah, and in the days of Jer-‍o-‍bo‍‍-‍am the son of Jo‍‍-‍ash king of Is­ra­el, two years be­fore the earthquake.
  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.
  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 Gil‍‍-‍e-‍ad with thresh­ing in­stru­ments of iron.
  4. But I will send a fire in­to the house of Haz‍‍-‍a-‍el, which shall de­vour the pal­ac­es of Ben-‍ha‍‍-‍dad.
  5. I will break al­so the barof Da­mas­cus, and cut off the in­hab­i­tant from the plain of A‍‍-‍ven, 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⟩.
  6. Thus sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩; For three trans­gres­sions of Ga‍‍-‍za, and for four, I will not turn away the pun­ish­ment there­of; be­cause they car­ried away cap­tive the whole cap­tiv­ity, to de­liv­er them up to E‍‍-‍dom.
  7. But I will send a fire on the wall of Ga‍‍-‍za, which shall de­vour the pal­ac­es thereof:
  8. And I will cut off the in­hab­i­tant from Ash‍‍-‍dod, and him that hold­eth the scep­tre from Ash‍‍-‍ke-‍lon, and I will turn mine hand against Ek‍‍-‍ron: and the rem­nant of the Phi-‍lis‍‍-‍tines shall per­ish, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨God⟩.
  9. Thus sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩; For three trans­gres­sions of Ty‍‍-‍rus, and for four, I will not turn away the pun­ish­ment there­of; be­cause they de­liv­ered up the whole cap­tiv­ity to E‍‍-‍dom, and re­mem­bered not the broth­er­ly covenant:
  10. But I will send a fire on the wall of Ty‍‍-‍rus, which shall de­vour the pal­ac­es thereof.
  11. Thus sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩; For three trans­gres­sions of E‍‍-‍dom, 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:
  12. But I will send a fire up­on Te‍‍-‍man, which shall de­vour the pal­ac­es of Boz‍‍-‍rah.
  13. Thus sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩; For three trans­gres­sions of the chil­dren of Am‍‍-‍mon, and for four, I will not turn away the pun­ish­ment there­of; be­cause they have ripped up the wom­en with child of Gil‍‍-‍e-‍ad, that they might en­large their border:
  14. But I will kin­dle a fire in the wall of Rab‍‍-‍bah, and it shall de­vour the pal­ac­es there­of, with shout­ing in the day of bat­tle, with a tem­pest in the day of the whirlwind:
  15. And their king shall go in­to cap­tiv­ity, he and his princ­es to­geth­er, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩.
Chapter Two
  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 E‍‍-‍dom in­to lime:
  2. But I will send a fire up­on Mo­ab, and it shall de­vour the pal­ac­es of Kir‍‍-‍i-‍oth: and Mo­ab shall die with tu­mult, with shout­ing, and with the sound of the trumpet:
  3. And I will cut off the judge from the midst there­of, and will slay all the princ­es there­of with him, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩.
  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 havwalked:
  5. But I will send a fire up­on Ju­dah, and it shall de­vour the pal­ac­es of Jerusalem.
  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;
  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:
  8. And they lay them­selves down up­on clothes laid to pledge by ev­ery al­tar, and they drink the wine of the‍ ‍con­demnedin the house of their god.
  9. Yet de­stroyed I the Am‍‍-‍or-‍ite 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.
  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 Am‍‍-‍or-‍ite.
  11. And I raised up of your sons for proph­ets, and of your men for Naz­a­rites. Is it not even thus, O‍ ‍ye chil­dren of Is­ra­el? sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩.
  12. But ye gave the Naz­a­rites wine to drink; and com­mand­ed the proph­ets, say­ing, Proph­e­sy not.
  13. Behold, I am pressed un­der you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.
  14. Therefore the flight shall per­ish from the swift, and the strong shall not streng­then his force, nei­ther shall the migh­ty de­liv­er himself:
  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.
  16. And he that is cour­ag­eous among the migh­ty shall flee away na­ked in that day, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩.
Chapter Three
  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,
  2. You on­ly have I known of all the fam­i­lies of the earth: there­fore I will pun­ish you for all your iniquities.
  3. Can two walk to­geth­er ex­cept they be agreed?
  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?
  5. Can a bird fall in a snare up­on the earth, where no‍ ‍ginis for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have tak­en noth­ing at all?
  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?
  7. Surely the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨God⟩ will do noth­ing, but(be­fore)he(first)re­veal­eth his se­cret un­to his serv­ants the proph­ets.
  8. The li­on hath roared, who will not fear? the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨God⟩ hath spo­ken, who can but prophesy?
  9. Publish in the pal­ac­es at Ash‍‍-‍dod, and in the pal­ac­es in the land of Egypt, and say, As­sem­ble your­selves up­on the moun­tains of Sa-‍ma‍‍-‍ri-‍a, and be­hold the great tu­mults in the midst there­of, and the op­pressed in the midst thereof.
  10. For they know not to do right, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩, who store up vio­lence and rob­bery in their palaces.
  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.
  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 Sa-‍ma‍‍-‍ri-‍a in the cor­ner of a bed, and in Da­mas­cus in a couch.
  13. Hear ye, and tes­ti­fy in the house of Ja­cob, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨God⟩, the ⟨God⟩ of hosts,
  14. That in the day that I shall visit the trans­gres­sions of Is­ra­el up­on him I will al­so visit the al­tars of Beth‍‍-‍el: and the horns of the al­tar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground.
  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⟩.
Chapter Four
  1. HEAR THIS WORD,ye kine of Ba‍‍-‍shan, that are in the moun­tain of Sa-‍ma‍‍-‍ri-‍a, which op­press the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their mas­ters, Bring, and let us drink.
  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.
  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⟩.
  4. Come to Beth‍‍-‍el, and trans­gress; at Gil‍‍-‍gal mul­ti­ply trans­gres­sion; and bring your sac­ri­fic­es ev­ery morn­ing, and your tithes af­ter three years:
  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⟩.
  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⟩.
  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.
  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⟩.
  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⟩.
  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⟩.
  11. I have over­thrown some of you, as ⟨God⟩over­threw Sod­om and Go-‍mor‍‍-‍rah, and ye were as a‍ ‍fire­brand plucked out of the burn­ing: yet have ye not re­turned un­to me, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩.
  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.
  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.
Chapter Five
  1. HEAR THIS WORD which I take up against you, even a lam­en­ta­tion, O‍ ‍house of Israel.
  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.
  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.
  4. For thus sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩ un­to the house of Is­ra­el, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:
  5. But seek not Beth‍‍-‍el, nor en­ter in­to Gil‍‍-‍gal, and pass not to Be‍‍-‍er-‍she‍‍-‍ba: for Gil‍‍-‍gal shall sure­ly go in­to cap­tiv­ity, and Beth‍‍-‍el shall come to nought.
  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 Beth‍‍-‍el.
  7. Ye who turn judg­ment to‍ ‍worm­wood, and leave off righ­teous­ness in the earth,
  8. Seek himthat maketh the sev­en stars and O-‍ri‍‍-‍on, 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:
  9. That streng­then­eth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.
  10. They hate him that re­buk­eth in the gate, and they ab­hor him that speak­eth uprightly.
  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.
  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.
  13. Therefore the pru­dent shall keep si­lence in that time; for it is an evil time.‍ ‍[]

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 lam­en­ta­tions to wailing.
  4. And in all vine­yards shall be wail­ing: for I will pass through thee, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Shall not the day of the ⟨Lord⟩ be dark­ness, and not light? even very dark, and no bright­ness in it?
  8. I hate, I de­spise your feast days, and I will not smell in your sol­emn assemblies.
  9. 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.
  10. Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the mel­o­dy of thy viols.
  11. But let judg­ment run down as wa­ters, and righ­teous­ness as a migh­ty stream.
  12. Have ye of­fered un­to me sac­ri­fic­es and of­fer­ings in the wil­der­ness for­ty years, O‍ ‍house of Israel?
  13. But ye have borne the tab­er­nacle of your Mo‍‍-‍loch and Chi‍‍-‍unyour im­ag­es, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
  14. Therefore will I cause you to go in­to cap­tiv­ity be­yond Da­mas­cus, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩, whose name is The ⟨God⟩ of hosts.
Chapter Six
  1. WOE TO THEMthat are at ease in Zion, and trust in the moun­tain of Sa-‍ma‍‍-‍ri-‍a, which are named chief of the na­tions, to whom the house of Is­ra­el came!
  2. Pass ye un­to Cal‍‍-‍neh, and see; and from thence go ye to Ha‍‍-‍math the great: then go down to Gath of the Phi-‍lis‍‍-‍tines: be they bet­ter than these king­doms? or their bor­der great­er than your border?
  3. Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of vio­lence to come near;
  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;
  5. That chant to the sound of the viol,and in­vent to them­selves in­stru­ments of musick,(sic)‌like David;
  6. That drink wine in bowls, and anoint them­selves with the chief oint­ments: but they are not grieved for the af­flic­tion of Joseph.
  7. Therefore now shall they go cap­tive with the first that go cap­tive, and the ban­quet of them that stretched them­selves shall be removed.
  8. The ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨God⟩ hath sworn by him­self, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩ the ⟨God⟩ of hosts, I ab­hor the ex­cel­len­cy of Ja­cob, and hate his pal­ac­es: there­fore will I de­liv­er up the city with all that is therein.
  9. And it shall come to pass, if there re­main ten men in one house, that they shall die.
  10. And a mans 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⟩.
  11. For, be­hold, the ⟨Lord⟩ com­mand­eth, and he will smite the great house with breach­es and the lit­tle house with‍ ‍clefts.
  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:
  13. Ye which re­joice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not tak­en to us horns by our own strength?
  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 He‍‍-‍math un­to the river of the wilderness.
Chapter Seven
  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 kings mowings.
  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.
  3. The ⟨Lord⟩ re­pent­ed for this: It shall not be, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩.
  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.
  5. Then said I, O‍ ‍⟨Lord⟩ ⟨God⟩, cease, I be­seech thee: by whom shall Ja­cob arise? for he is small.
  6. The ⟨Lord⟩ re­pent­ed for this: This al­so shall not be, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨God⟩.
  7. Thus he shewed me: and, be­hold, the ⟨Lord⟩ stood up­on a wall made by a plumb­line, with a plumb­line in his hand.
  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:
  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 Jer-‍o-‍bo‍‍-‍am with the sword.
  10. Then Am-‍a-‍zi‍‍-‍ah the priest of Beth‍‍-‍el sent to Jer-‍o-‍bo‍‍-‍am 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.
  11. For thus Amos sa­ith, Jer-‍o-‍bo‍‍-‍am shall die by the sword, and Is­ra­el shall sure­ly be led away cap­tive out of their own land.
  12. Also Am-‍a-‍zi‍‍-‍ah said un­to Amos, O‍ ‍thou seer, go, flee thee away in­to the land of Ju­dah, and there eat bread, and proph­e­sy there:
  13. But proph­e­sy not again any more at Beth‍‍-‍el: for it is the kings chap­el, and it is the kings court.
  14. Then an­swered Amos, and said to Am-‍a-‍zi‍‍-‍ah, I was no proph­et, nei­ther was I a proph­ets son; but I was an herd­man, and a gath­er­er of‍ ‍sy­co­more fruit:
  15. And the ⟨Lord⟩ took me as I fol­lowed the flock, and the ⟨Lord⟩ said un­to me, go, proph­e­sy un­to my peo­ple Israel.
  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.
  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 (the plumb)­line; and thou shalt die in a pol­lut­ed land: and Is­ra­el shall sure­ly go in­to cap­tiv­ity forth of‍ ‍his land.
Chapter Eight
  1. THUS HATH THE⟨Lord⟩ ⟨God⟩ shewed un­to me; and, be­hold a bas­ket of sum­mer fruit.
  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.
  3. And the songs of the tem­ple shall be howl­ing in that day, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨God⟩: there shall be ma­ny dead bodies in ev­ery place; they shall cast them forth with silence.
  4. Hear this, O‍ ‍ye that swal­low up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fall,
  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 e‍‍-‍phah small, and the shek‍‍-‍el great, and fals­i­fy­ing the bal­anc­es by deceit?
  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?
  7. The ⟨Lord⟩ hath sworn by the ex­cel­len­cy of Ja­cob, Sure­ly I will nev­er for­get any of their works.
  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.
  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:
  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.
  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⟩:
  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.
  13. In that day shall the fair vir­gins and young men faint for thirst.
  14. They that swear by the sin of Sa-‍ma‍‍-‍ri-‍a, and say, Thy god, O‍ ‍Dan, liv­eth; and, The man­ner of Be‍‍-‍er-‍she‍‍-‍ba liv­eth; even they shall fall, and nev­er rise up again.
Chapter Nine
  1. ISAW THE⟨Lord⟩ stand­ing up­on the al­tar; and he said, Smite the lin­tel of the door­(way), 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.
  2. Thou they dig in­to hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to‍ ‍(the sec­ond) heav­en, thence will I bring them down:
  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:
  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.
  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.
  6. It is he that build­eth his stor­ies in the (first)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.
  7. Are ye not as chil­dren of the E-‍thi-‍o‍‍-‍pi-‍ans un­to me, O‍ ‍chil­dren of Is­ra­el? sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩. Have not I brought up Is­ra­el out of the land of Egypt? and the Phi-‍lis‍‍-‍tines from Caph‍‍-‍tor, and the Syr­i­ans from Kir?
  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⟩.
  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.
  10. All the sin­ners of my peo­ple shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not over­take nor pre­vent us.
  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:
  12. That they may pos­sess the rem­nant of E‍‍-‍dom, and of all the heath­en, which are called by my name, sa­ith the ⟨Lord⟩ that do­eth this.
  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.
  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.
  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⟩.
"precept upon precept; line upon line" … - For knowledge shall cease and wisdom fail, but understanding remaineth (if gained from the former).