Amplified Bible

Amos 1

Judgment on Neighboring Nations

1The words of Amos, who was among the sheepherders of [a]Tekoa, which he saw [in a divine revelation] concerning [b]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.


And he said,
“The Lord thunders and roars from Zion [in judgment]
And utters His voice from Jerusalem;
Then the pastures of the shepherds mourn,
And the summit of [Mount] Carmel dries up [because of God’s judgment].”


Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Damascus and for four (multiplied delinquencies)
I shall not reverse its punishment or revoke My word concerning it,
Because they have threshed Gilead [east of the Jordan River] with sharp iron sledges [having spikes that crushed and shredded].

“So I will send a fire [of war, conquest, and destruction] upon the house of [c]Hazael,
And it shall devour the palaces and strongholds of [d]Ben-hadad (Hazael’s son).

“I also will break the bar [of the gate] of Damascus,
And cut off and destroy the inhabitant from the Valley of Aven (Wickedness),
And the ruler who holds the scepter, from Beth-eden (Damascus);
And the people of Aram [conquered by the Assyrians] will go into exile to [e]Kir,”
Says the Lord.


Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Gaza [in Philistia] and for four (multiplied delinquencies)
I will not reverse its punishment or revoke My word concerning it,
Because [as slave traders] they took captive the entire [Jewish] population [of defenseless Judean border villages, of which none was spared]
And deported them to Edom [for the slave trade].

“So I will send a fire [of war, conquest, and destruction] on the wall of Gaza
And it shall consume her citadels.

“And I will cut off and destroy the inhabitants from Ashdod,
And the ruler who holds the scepter, from Ashkelon;
And I will unleash My power and turn My hand [in judgment] against Ekron,
And the rest of the Philistines [in Gath and the towns dependent on these four Philistine cities] shall die,”
Says the Lord God.


Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Tyre and for four (multiplied delinquencies)
I will not reverse its punishment or revoke My word concerning it,
Because they [as middlemen] deported an entire [Jewish] population to Edom
And did not [seriously] remember their covenant of brotherhood.
10 
“So I will send a fire [of war, conquest, and destruction] on the wall of Tyre,
And it shall consume her citadels.”

11 
Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Edom [the descendants of Esau] and for four (multiplied delinquencies)
I will not reverse its punishment or revoke My word concerning it,
Because he pursued his brother Jacob (Israel) with the sword,
Corrupting and stifling his compassions and casting off all mercy;
His destructive anger raged continually,
And he maintained [and nurtured] his wrath forever.
12 
“So I will send a fire [of war, conquest, and destruction] upon Teman,
And it shall consume the citadels of Bozrah [in Edom].”

13 
Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of the children of [f]Ammon and for four (multiplied delinquencies)
I will not reverse its punishment or revoke My word concerning it,
Because the Ammonites have ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead,
That they might enlarge their border.
14 
“So I will kindle a fire [of war, conquest, and destruction] on the wall of Rabbah [in Ammon]
And it shall devour its strongholds
Amid war cries and shouts of alarm on the day of battle,
And a tempest on the day of the whirlwind [when the enemy captures the city].
15 
“Their king shall go into exile,
He and his princes together,” says the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. Amos 1:1 Tekoa was a small town in Judah about 10 miles south of Jerusalem.
  2. Amos 1:1 Amos was from the Southern Kingdom, Judah, but his message of divine judgment was primarily directed to the Northern Kingdom, Israel.
  3. Amos 1:4 Hazael ruled from Damascus (842-796 b.c.) as king of Aram (Syria). He was an important official in the court of Hadadezer whom he assassinated and then succeeded.
  4. Amos 1:4 Ben-hadad succeeded his father and ruled from 796-775 b.c.
  5. Amos 1:5 Perhaps back to the homeland of the Arameans (Syrians). Its location is uncertain.
  6. Amos 1:13 Descendants of Ben-ammi, the son born to Lot and his younger daughter (Gen 19:30-38).

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

阿摩司书 1

1犹大王乌西雅、约阿施的儿子以色列王耶罗波安执政期间,大地震前两年,提哥亚的牧人阿摩司看到了关于以色列的异象。以下是阿摩司的话。

他说:
“耶和华在锡安[a]怒吼,
在耶路撒冷呼喊。
牧人的草场枯干,
迦密山顶枯黄。”

对亚兰的审判

耶和华说:
“大马士革人三番四次地犯罪,
我必不收回对他们的惩罚,
因为他们用打粮食的铁器蹂躏基列。
所以我要降火在哈薛王家,
烧毁便·哈达王的城堡。
我要折断大马士革城的门闩,
铲除亚文平原[b]的居民和伯·伊甸的掌权者,
使亚兰人被掳到吉珥[c]
这是耶和华说的。”

对非利士的审判

耶和华说:
“迦萨人三番四次地犯罪,
我必不收回对他们的惩罚,
因为他们把被掳之人全都带走,
卖到以东做奴隶。
所以,我要降火在迦萨的城墙上,
烧毁它的城堡。
我要铲除亚实突的居民和亚实基伦的掌权者,
伸手攻击以革伦,
剩下的非利士人都要灭亡。
这是主耶和华说的。”

对泰尔的审判

耶和华说:
“泰尔人三番四次地犯罪,
我必不收回对他们的惩罚,
因为他们背弃弟兄之盟,
把被掳之人都卖到以东。
10 所以,我要降火在泰尔的城墙上,
烧毁它的城堡。”

对以东的审判

11 耶和华说:
“以东人三番四次地犯罪,
我必不收回对他们的惩罚,
因为他们拔刀追赶自己的弟兄,
没有半点怜悯之心;
他们怒气不息,永怀愤怒。
12 所以,我要降火在提幔,
烧毁波斯拉的城堡。”

对亚扪的审判

13 耶和华说:
“亚扪人三番四次地犯罪,
我必不收回对他们的惩罚,
因为他们为了扩张领土,
竟剖开基列孕妇的肚腹。
14 所以,我要在战争的吶喊声中,
在暴风雨吹袭的时候,
降火在拉巴的城墙上,
烧毁它的城堡。
15 他们的君王和首领都要被掳。
这是耶和华说的。”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:2 锡安”位于耶路撒冷北部,即大卫城,有时用来指耶路撒冷。
  2. 1:5 亚文平原”希伯来文是“邪恶谷”。亚文平原和伯·伊甸皆属于亚兰人。
  3. 1:5 吉珥的位置不详,亚兰人原来自吉珥。