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Amos 1

1The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa—the vision he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash[a] was king of Israel.

He said:

“The Lord roars from Zion
    and thunders from Jerusalem;
the pastures of the shepherds dry up,
    and the top of Carmel withers.”

Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors

This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Damascus,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because she threshed Gilead
    with sledges having iron teeth,
I will send fire on the house of Hazael
    that will consume the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.
I will break down the gate of Damascus;
    I will destroy the king who is in[b] the Valley of Aven[c]
and the one who holds the scepter in Beth Eden.
    The people of Aram will go into exile to Kir,”
says the Lord.

This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Gaza,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because she took captive whole communities
    and sold them to Edom,
I will send fire on the walls of Gaza
    that will consume her fortresses.
I will destroy the king[d] of Ashdod
    and the one who holds the scepter in Ashkelon.
I will turn my hand against Ekron,
    till the last of the Philistines are dead,”
says the Sovereign Lord.

This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Tyre,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because she sold whole communities of captives to Edom,
    disregarding a treaty of brotherhood,
10 I will send fire on the walls of Tyre
    that will consume her fortresses.”

11 This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Edom,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because he pursued his brother with a sword
    and slaughtered the women of the land,
because his anger raged continually
    and his fury flamed unchecked,
12 I will send fire on Teman
    that will consume the fortresses of Bozrah.”

13 This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Ammon,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because he ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead
    in order to extend his borders,
14 I will set fire to the walls of Rabbah
    that will consume her fortresses
amid war cries on the day of battle,
    amid violent winds on a stormy day.
15 Her king[e] will go into exile,
    he and his officials together,”
says the Lord.

  1. Amos 1:1 Hebrew Joash, a variant of Jehoash
  2. Amos 1:5 Or the inhabitants of
  3. Amos 1:5 Aven means wickedness.
  4. Amos 1:8 Or inhabitants
  5. Amos 1:15 Or / Molek

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。”

  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。