Amos 2 – NIV & LCB

New International Version

Amos 2:1-16

1This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Moab,

even for four, I will not relent.

Because he burned to ashes

the bones of Edom’s king,

2I will send fire on Moab

that will consume the fortresses of Kerioth.2:2 Or of her cities

Moab will go down in great tumult

amid war cries and the blast of the trumpet.

3I will destroy her ruler

and kill all her officials with him,”

says the Lord.

4This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Judah,

even for four, I will not relent.

Because they have rejected the law of the Lord

and have not kept his decrees,

because they have been led astray by false gods,2:4 Or by lies

the gods2:4 Or lies their ancestors followed,

5I will send fire on Judah

that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem.”

Judgment on Israel

6This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Israel,

even for four, I will not relent.

They sell the innocent for silver,

and the needy for a pair of sandals.

7They trample on the heads of the poor

as on the dust of the ground

and deny justice to the oppressed.

Father and son use the same girl

and so profane my holy name.

8They lie down beside every altar

on garments taken in pledge.

In the house of their god

they drink wine taken as fines.

9“Yet I destroyed the Amorites before them,

though they were tall as the cedars

and strong as the oaks.

I destroyed their fruit above

and their roots below.

10I brought you up out of Egypt

and led you forty years in the wilderness

to give you the land of the Amorites.

11“I also raised up prophets from among your children

and Nazirites from among your youths.

Is this not true, people of Israel?”

declares the Lord.

12“But you made the Nazirites drink wine

and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.

13“Now then, I will crush you

as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.

14The swift will not escape,

the strong will not muster their strength,

and the warrior will not save his life.

15The archer will not stand his ground,

the fleet-footed soldier will not get away,

and the horseman will not save his life.

16Even the bravest warriors

will flee naked on that day,”

declares the Lord.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Amosi 2:1-16

1Bw’ati bw’ayogera Mukama nti,

“Olw’ebyonoono bya Mowaabu ebisatu

weewaawo ebina, siriggyawo busungu bwange.

Kubanga yayokya amagumba ga kabaka wa Edomu

ne gafuuka evvu.

2Ndiweereza omuliro ku Mowaabu

era gulyokya ebigo bya Keriyoosi.

Abantu ba Mowaabu balifiira

wakati mu kusasamala okungi omuliba okuleekaana n’okufuuwa amakondeere.

32:3 a Zab 2:10 b Is 40:23Ndizikiriza omukulembeze wa Mowaabu

n’abakungu baamu bonna, ndibatta,”

bw’ayogera Mukama.

42:4 a 2Bk 17:19; Kos 12:2 b Yer 6:19 c Ez 20:24 d Is 9:16 e Is 28:15 f 2Bk 22:13; Yer 16:12Bw’ati bw’ayogera Mukama nti,

“Olw’ebyonoono bya Yuda ebisatu

weewaawo ebina, siriggyawo busungu bwange.

Kubanga banyoomye amateeka ga Mukama,

ne batakuuma biragiro bye nabawa

ne bagondera bakatonda ab’obulimba

bajjajjaabwe be baagobereranga.

52:5 Yer 17:27; Kos 8:14Ndiweereza omuliro ku Yuda

ne njokya ebigo bya Yerusaalemi.”

62:6 Yo 3:3; Am 8:6Bw’ati bw’ayogera Mukama nti,

“Olw’ebyonoono bya Isirayiri ebisatu

weewaawo ebina, siriggyawo busungu bwange.

Batunda obutuukirivu bafune ffeeza,

ne batunda n’abaavu olw’omugogo gw’engatto.

72:7 Am 5:11-12; 8:4Balinnyiririra emitwe gy’abaavu

mu nfuufu,

n’abajoogebwa ne batalamulwa mu bwenkanya.

Omwana ne kitaawe bayingira eri omuwala omu

ne boonoona erinnya lyange.

82:8 a Kuv 22:26 b Am 4:1; 6:6Bagalamira okumpi ne buli kyoto

ku ngoye ezaweebwayo ng’obweyamo.

Mu nnyumba ya bakatonda baabwe

mwe banywera omwenge oguleetebwa abatanziddwa.

92:9 a Kbl 21:23-26; Yos 10:12 b Ez 17:9; Mal 4:1“Nazikiriza Abamoli ku lwabwe

newaakubadde nga baali bawanvu ng’emivule

era nga ba maanyi ng’emyera.

Nazikiriza ebibala ebyali waggulu

okutuuka ku mirandira egyali wansi.

102:10 a Kuv 20:2; Am 3:1 b Ma 2:7 c Kuv 3:8; Am 9:7Nakuggya mu nsi y’e Misiri,

ne nkukulemberera emyaka amakumi ana mu ddungu,

weetwalire ensi y’Abamoli.

112:11 a Ma 18:18; Yer 7:25 b Kbl 6:2-3; Bal 13:5“Nayimusa abamu ku batabani bammwe okubeera bannabbi,

ne ku balenzi bammwe okuba Abawonge ba Mukama.

Si bwe kiri bwe kityo abantu ba Isirayiri?”

bw’ayogera Mukama.

122:12 Is 30:10; Yer 11:21; Am 7:12-13; Mi 2:6“Naye mmwe ne mudda mu kuwa Abawonge ba Mukama omwenge okunywa,

ne muwa bannabbi amateeka nga mubagamba nti temuwa byabunnabbi.

13“Laba, ndibasesebbula

ng’eggaali eryettisse ebinywa by’emmere ey’empeke bwe lisesebbula ekiri mu kkubo lyalyo.

142:14 a Yer 9:23 b Zab 33:16; Is 30:16-17Abanguwa tebaliwona,

n’ab’amaanyi tebalikuŋŋaanya maanyi gaabwe

era n’omuzira nnamige talisobola kuwonya bulamu bwe.

152:15 Ez 39:3Omukubi w’obusaale omukugu taliyimirira kunywera,

n’omuserikale ow’ebigere nnakinku talisobola kuwenyuka.

Abo abasajja abazira abeebagazi b’embalaasi tebalisobola kuwonya bulamu bwabwe.

162:16 Yer 48:41Ku lunaku olwo abalwanyi abazira nnamige

balidduka bukunya!”

bw’atyo bw’ayogera Mukama.