The Message

Amos 1

1The Message of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa, that he received on behalf of Israel. It came to him in visions during the time that Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam II son of Joash was king of Israel, two years before the big earthquake.

Swallowing the Same Old Lies

The Message:

God roars from Zion,
    shouts from Jerusalem!
The thunderclap voice withers the pastures tended by shepherds,
    shrivels Mount Carmel’s proud peak.

3-5 God’s Message:

“Because of the three great sins of Damascus
    —make that four—I’m not putting up with her any longer.
She pounded Gilead to a pulp, pounded her senseless
    with iron hammers and mauls.
For that, I’m setting the palace of Hazael on fire.
    I’m torching Ben-hadad’s forts.
I’m going to smash the Damascus gates
    and banish the crime king who lives in Sin Valley,
    the vice boss who gives orders from Paradise Palace.
The people of the land will be sent back
    to where they came from—to Kir.”
        God’s Decree.

6-8 God’s Message:

“Because of the three great sins of Gaza
    —make that four—I’m not putting up with her any longer.
She deported whole towns
    and then sold the people to Edom.
For that, I’m burning down the walls of Gaza,
    burning up all her forts.
I’ll banish the crime king from Ashdod,
    the vice boss from Ashkelon.
I’ll raise my fist against Ekron,
    and what’s left of the Philistines will die.”
        God’s Decree.

9-10 God’s Message:

“Because of the three great sins of Tyre
    —make that four—I’m not putting up with her any longer.
She deported whole towns to Edom,
    breaking the treaty she had with her kin.
For that, I’m burning down the walls of Tyre,
    burning up all her forts.”

11-12 God’s Message:

“Because of the three great sins of Edom
    —make that four—I’m not putting up with her any longer.
She hunts down her brother to murder him.
    She has no pity, she has no heart.
Her anger rampages day and night.
    Her meanness never takes a timeout.
For that, I’m burning down her capital, Teman,
    burning up the forts of Bozrah.”

13-15 God’s Message:

“Because of the three great sins of Ammon
    —make that four—I’m not putting up with her any longer.
She ripped open pregnant women in Gilead
    to get more land for herself.
For that, I’m burning down the walls of her capital, Rabbah,
    burning up her forts.
Battle shouts! War whoops!
    with a tornado to finish things off!
The king has been carted off to exile,
    the king and his princes with him.”
        God’s Decree.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Amosi 1

1Bino bye bigambo Amosi eyali omu ku balunzi b’endiga mu bitundu by’e Tekowa bye yabikkulirwa, musisi amale ajje nga wakayitawo emyaka ebiri, mu mirembe gya Uzziya kabaka wa Yuda, era nga gy’emirembe gya kabaka Yerobowaamu mutabani wa Yowaasi nga y’afuga Isirayiri.

Amosi yagamba nti,

Mukama awuluguma ng’asinziira mu Sayuuni,
    era eddoboozi lye liwulirwa nga libwatukira mu Yerusaalemi;
omuddo mu malundiro gulikala
    n’entikko y’olusozi Kalumeeri erisigala njereere.”

Okulamulwa kwa Baliraanwa ba Isirayiri

Bw’ati bw’ayogera Mukama nti,

“Olw’ebyonoono bya Ddamasiko ebisatu,
    weewaawo ebina, siriggyawo busungu bwange.
Kubanga baabonereza nnyo abantu b’e Gireyaadi
    nga babasalaasala n’ebyuma.
Ndiweereza omuliro mu lubiri lwa kabaka Kazayeeri
    era njokye n’ebigo bya kabaka Benikadadi.
Era ndimenya enzigi z’ekibuga Ddamasiko
    era ndizikiriza kabaka ali mu Kiwonvu ky’e Aveni,
oyo akwata omuggo ogw’obwakabaka mu Besiadeni.
    Abantu b’e Busuuli balitwalibwa mu buwaŋŋanguse mu Kiri,”
    bw’ayogera Mukama.

Bw’ati bw’ayogera Mukama nti,

“Olw’ebyonoono bya Gaza ebisatu,
    weewaawo ebina, siriggyawo busungu bwange.
Kubanga yatwala eggwanga ddamba mu busibe
    n’alitunda eri Edomu.
Ndiweereza omuliro ku bbugwe wa Gaza
    ogulyokya ebigo byakyo.
Ndizikiriza atuula mu Asudodi,
    n’oyo akwata omuggo gw’obwakabaka ndimumalawo okuva mu Asukulooni.
Ndibonereza Ekuloni
    okutuusa lwe ndimalirawo ddala Abafirisuuti,”
    bw’ayogera Mukama.

Mukama bw’ati bw’ayogera nti,

“Olw’ebyonoono bya Ttuulo ebisatu,
    weewaawo ebina, siriggyawo busungu bwange.
Kubanga yatunda eggwanga ddamba erya Edomu mu busibe
    n’amenya endagaano ey’obwaseruganda eyali ekoleddwa,
10 kyenaava mpeereza omuliro ku bbugwe wa Ttuulo,
    ogunaayokya ebigo byakyo.”

11 Bw’ati bw’ayogera Mukama nti,

“Olw’ebyonoono bya Edomu ebisatu,
    weewaawo ebina, siriggyawo busungu bwange.
Kubanga yayigganya muganda we n’ekitala
    awatali kusaasira,
obusungu bwabwe ne bubuubuuka obutakoma
    era ne batabusalako.
12 Ndiweereza omuliro ku Temani
    oguliyokya ebigo bya Bozula.”

13 Bw’ati bw’ayogera Mukama nti,

“Olw’ebyonoono bya Amoni ebisatu
    weewaawo ebina, siriggyawo busungu bwange.
Mu ntalo ez’okugaziya ensi ye,
    yabaaga abakazi abaali embuto ab’e Giriyaadi.
14 Ndiweereza omuliro ku bbugwe wa Labba,
    era gulyokya ebigo byakyo.
Walibaawo n’oluyoogaano olunene ku lunaku olw’olutalo
    mu mpewo ey’amaanyi, kibuyaga ng’akunta.
15 Kabaka waakyo alitwalibwa mu buwaŋŋanguse,
    ye n’abakungu be bonna,”
    bw’ayogera Mukama.