New American Standard Bible

Amos 1

Judgment on Neighbor Nations

1The words of Amos, who was among the sheepherders from Tekoa, which he [a]envisioned in visions concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

He said,
“The Lord roars from Zion
And from Jerusalem He utters His voice;
And the shepherds’ pasture grounds mourn,
And the [b]summit of Carmel dries up.”

Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Damascus and for four
I will not [c]revoke its punishment,
Because they threshed Gilead with implements of sharp iron.
“So I will send fire upon the house of Hazael
And it will consume the citadels of Ben-hadad.
“I will also break the gate bar of Damascus,
And cut off the inhabitant from the [d]valley of Aven,
And him who holds the scepter, from Beth-eden;
So the people of Aram will go exiled to Kir,”
Says the Lord.

Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Gaza and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they deported an entire population
To deliver it up to Edom.
“So I will send fire upon the wall of Gaza
And it will consume her citadels.
“I will also cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod,
And him who holds the scepter, from Ashkelon;
I will even [e]unleash My [f]power upon Ekron,
And the remnant of the Philistines will perish,”
Says the Lord [g]God.

Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Tyre and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they delivered up an entire population to Edom
And did not remember the covenant of [h]brotherhood.
10 “So I will send fire upon the wall of Tyre
And it will consume her citadels.”

11 Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Edom and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because he pursued his brother with the sword,
While he [i]stifled his compassion;
His anger also tore continually,
And he maintained his fury forever.
12 “So I will send fire upon Teman
And it will consume the citadels of Bozrah.”

13 Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of the sons of Ammon and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead
In order to enlarge their borders.
14 “So I will kindle a fire on the wall of Rabbah
And it will consume her citadels
Amid [j]war cries on the day of battle,
And a storm on the day of tempest.
15 “Their king will go into exile,
He and his princes together,” says the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. Amos 1:1 Lit saw concerning
  2. Amos 1:2 Lit head
  3. Amos 1:3 Lit cause it to turn back, and so throughout the ch
  4. Amos 1:5 Possibly, Baalbek
  5. Amos 1:8 Lit cause to return
  6. Amos 1:8 Lit hand
  7. Amos 1:8 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  8. Amos 1:9 Lit brothers
  9. Amos 1:11 Lit corrupted
  10. Amos 1:14 Or shouts

New International Reader's Version

Amos 1

1These are the words of Amos. He was a shepherd from the town of Tekoa. Here is the vision he saw concerning Israel. It came to him two years before the earthquake. At that time Uzziah was king of Judah. Jeroboam, the son of Jehoash, was king of Israel. Here are the words of Amos.

He said,

“The Lord roars like a lion from Jerusalem.
    His voice sounds like thunder from Zion.
The grasslands of the shepherds turn brown.
    The top of Mount Carmel dries up.”

The Lord Judges Israel’s Neighbors

The Lord says,

“The people of Damascus have sinned again and again.
    So I will judge them.
They used threshing sleds with iron teeth
    to crush Gilead’s people.
So I will send fire to destroy the palace of King Hazael.
    It will burn up the forts of his son Ben-Hadad.
I will break down the city gate of Damascus.
    I will kill the king
    who lives in the Valley of Aven, that evil place.
He holds the ruler’s scepter in Beth Eden.
    The people of Aram will be taken away to Kir as prisoners,”
    says the Lord.

The Lord says,

“The people of Gaza have sinned again and again.
    So I will judge them.
They captured whole communities.
    They sold them to Edom.
So I will send fire to destroy the walls of Gaza.
    It will burn up its forts.
I will kill the king of Ashdod.
    He holds the ruler’s scepter in Ashkelon.
I will use my power against Ekron.
    Every single Philistine will die,”
    says the Lord and King.

The Lord says,

“The people of Tyre have sinned again and again.
    So I will judge them.
They captured whole communities.
    They sold them to Edom.
They did not honor the treaty
    of friendship they had made.
10 So I will send fire to destroy the walls of Tyre.
    It will burn up its forts.”

11 The Lord says,

“The people of Edom have sinned again and again.
    So I will judge them.
They chased Israel with swords
    that were ready to strike them down.
    They killed the women of the land.
They were angry all the time.
    Their anger was like a fire that blazed out.
    It could not be stopped.
12 So I will send fire to destroy the city of Teman.
    It will burn up Bozrah’s forts.”

13 The Lord says,

“The people of Ammon have sinned again and again.
    So I will judge them.
They ripped open the pregnant women in Gilead.
    They wanted to add land to their territory.
14 So I will set fire to destroy the walls of Rabbah.
    It will burn up its forts.
War cries will be heard on that day of battle.
    Strong winds will blow on that stormy day.
15 Ammon’s king will be carried away.
    So will his officials,”
    says the Lord.