1 The words of Amos concerning Israel. He was among the herdsmen of Tekoa in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel. It was two years before the earthquake.
2 He said: »Jehovah roars from Zion! He utters his voice from Jerusalem! The pastures of the shepherds mourn for lack of water. The top of Carmel withers.«
3 »I will not hold back punishment,« said Jehovah, »For the many transgressions of Damascus. This is because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron.
4 »I will send fire to the house of Hazael and it will devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.
5 »I will destroy the lock bar at the gate of Damascus, and annihilate the inhabitant from the valley of Aven. He who holds the scepter imperial authority from the house of Eden and the people of Syria will go into captivity to Kir,« said Jehovah.
6 Jehovah said: »I will not withdraw punishment from Gaza for they transgressed many times. They captured all the people and delivered them to Edom.
7 »I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza. It will devour the palaces there.
8 »I will destroy the inhabitant of Ashdod. I will kill the king of Ashkelon who holds the scepter. I will direct my power against Ekron. The remnant of the Philistines will perish,« said the Sovereign Lord Jehovah.
9 Jehovah continued: »For the many transgressions of Tyre I will not withdraw punishment! They captured all the people and delivered them to Edom. They did not remember the brotherly covenant.
10 »I will send fire on the walls of Tyre. It will devour the palaces.«
11 Jehovah declared: »For three and four transgressions of Edom, I will not withdraw punishment. He pursued his brother with the sword. He showed no compassion but was driven with anger and eternal wrath.
12 »I will send a fire upon Teman, and it will devour the palaces of Bozrah.«
13 Jehovah also said: »For the many transgressions of the children of Ammon I will not withdraw the punishment. They have ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead, that they may enlarge their border.
14 »I will kindle a fire on the wall of Rabbah and devour its palaces. The battle cry in the day of battle will be heard and a storm in the day of the windstorm.
15 »Their king and his princes will go into captivity,« said Jehovah.