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`Amos
HaShem Judges Sin

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I. Superscription (1:1)

1The words of `Amos, who was one of the sheep herders of T'koaTekoa, which he saw in visions concerning IsraelYisra'el in the days of `UzziyahUzziah king of Y'hudahJudah, and in the days of Yarov'amJeroboam benthe son of Yo'ashJoash king of Yisra'el, two years before the earthquake.

II. Introduction to Amos’s Message (1:2)

 2He said:

“ADONAI roars from TziyonZion,
And His voice thunders from Yerushalayim;
And the shepherds’ pastures will mourn,
And the summit of KarmelCarmel mountain range will dry up.”

III. Oracles against the Nations, including Judah and Israel (1:3;2:16)

A. Judgment on Aram (1:3-5)

3This is what ADONAI says:

“For three transgressions of DammesekDamascus, yes, for four,
I will not set aside its punishment;
Because they have threshed Gil`adGilead with iron implements;
4So I will send a fire into the house of Haza'el,[4]
And it will devour the palaces of Ben-Hadad.
5I will break Dammesek’s gates,
And cut off the inhabitant from the Bik'at-Avenvalley of Aven,
And him who holds the scepter from Beit-'Edenthe house of `Eden;
And the people of Aram shall go into exile in Kir,”
says ADONAI.

B. Judgment on Philistia (1:6-8)

6This is what ADONAI says:

“For three transgressions of `AzahGaza, yes, for four,
I will not turn away its punishment;
Because they carried away captive the whole community,
To deliver them up to Edom;
7But I will send a fire on the wall of `Azah,
And it will  consume its citadels.
8I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod,
And him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon;
And I will turn my hand against `Ekron;
And the remnant of the P'lishtimPhilistines will perish,”
says Adonai ELOHIM.

C. Judgment on Phoenicia (1:9-10)

9This is what ADONAI says:

“For three transgressions of TzorTyre, yes, for four,
I will not turn away its punishment;
Because they exiled the entire population to Edom,
And didn’t remember the covenant with their kinsmen;
10So I will send a fire to the wall of Tzor,
And it will consume its citadels.”

D. Judgment on Edom (1:11-12)

11This is what ADONAI says:

“For three transgressions of Edom, yes, for four,
I will not turn away its punishment;
Because he pursued his brother with the sword,
And cast off all pity,
And his anger raged continually,
And he kept his wrath forever;
12But I will send a fire on Teman,
And it will devour the palaces of Botzrah.”

E. Judgment on Ammon (1:13-15)

13This is what ADONAI says:

“For three transgressions of the people of `Ammon, yes, for four,
I will not turn away its punishment;
Because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gil`ad,
Just to expand their terriroty.
14But I will kindle a fire to  the wall of Rabbah,
And it will consume its citadels,
With shouting in the day of battle,
With a tempest in the day of the whirlwind;
15And their king will go into exile,
He and his princes together,”
says ADONAI.

Chapter 2

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  4. Hazael, “one who sees God.” A king of Syria. Before he became king, he was sent by his master, Ben-hadad, to the prophet Elisha, to seek a remedy for Ben-hadad’s leprosy. He apparently later killed Ben-hadad, assumed the throne, and soon became engaged in a war with the kings of Judah and Israel for the possession of the city of Ramoth-gilead. [RETURN]

Originally posted on Wednesday, 10 June 2020

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