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families of the earth : *• therefore I will
t punish you for all your iniquities.

3 Can two walk together, except they be
agreed ?

4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he
hath no prey ? will a young lion t cry out

' of his den, if he have taken nothing?

5 Can a bird fall in a snare upon the
earth, where no gin- is for him? shall one
take up a snare from the earth, and have
taken nothing at all ?

6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city,
and the people || not be afraid ? «^ shall there
be evil in a city, || and the Lord hath not
done it ?

7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing,
but "^ he revealeth his secret unto his servants
the prophets. ,

8 * The lion hath roared, who will not fear ?
the Lord God hath spoken, ^who can but
prophesy ?

9 IT Publish in the palaces at Aghdod, and








q Numb. 21.


Dcut. 2. 31.

Josh. 24. 8.

II Or,

r Numb. 13,


28, :)2, 33.

B Isai. f<. 24.

Mai. 4. 1.

t Exod. 12.

g Jer. 4. 22.


Mic. 6. 4.
u Deut 2,

11 Or, spoil.

7. & 8. 2.

h 2 Kings

17. 3, ti? Ic

X Numb. S.

18. 9, 10, 11.


Judg. 13. 5.

7 Isai. 30.




Jer. 11. 21.

ch. 7. 12, 13.

Mic. 2. 6.

z laai. 1. 14.

I wul press

11 Or,

your place.

on the bed'i

03 a cart


f nit of



a ch. 9. 1,


Jer. 9. 23.



las soul, or.


II Or,


Israel for.

Fs. 33. 17.


strong of

his heart.

i Jer. 36. 22.

I< Judg. 3.
1 Kings 22.

a Ps. 22. 12.


a Dcut. 7. 6.

& 10. 15.

P.. 147. 19,


b See Dan.

9. 12.

Matt 11.22.

Luke 12.47.

b Ps. 89. 35.

Rom. 2. 9.

1 Pet. 4. 17.

t Heb.

visit upon.

<■■ Jer. 16. 16.

Hab. 1. 15.

t.Heb. ^

give forth

his voice.

d Ezeli. 12.

5, 12.

II Or,

ve shall

cast away

the tldngs

of the


c Ezeli. 20.


fHos. 4.15.

& 12. 11.

II Or,

not run

ch. 5. 5.

g Numb. 28.


h Deut. 14.

c Isai. 45. 7.

II Or.
and shall

T Heb.

not the

three years

Lord do

of dans.

somewhat "?

1 Lev. 7. 13.
& 23. 17.

d Gen. 8. 13.

T Heb. offer
by burning.

& 18. 17.

Pa. 25. 14.

k Lev. 22.

Jolin 15. 15.

18, 21.


Deut 12. 6.
1 Ps. 81. 12.

f Actj!4.20.

so ye love,
m laai. 26. ,

& 5. 20, 20.
1 Cor. 9. 16.


Jer. 5. 3.


vcr. 8, 9.

Israel reproved for oppression,

in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and
say, Assemble yourselves upon the moun-
tains of Samaria, and behold the great tu-
mults in the midst thereof, and the || oppressed
in the midst thereof.

10 For they ^know not to do right, saith
the Lord, who store up violence and [j -rob-
bery in their palaces.

11 Therefore thus saith the Lord God;
^ An adversary there shall be even round
about the land ; and he shall bring down
thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall
be spoiled,

12 Thus saith the Lord : As the shepherd
ftaketh out of the mouth of the lion two
legs, or a piece of an ear: so shall the chil-
dren of Israel be taken out that dwell in
Samaria in the corner of a bed, and j| in
Damascus in a couch.

13 Hear ye, and testify in the house of
Jacob, saith the Lord God, the God of

14 That, in the day that I shall |1 visit the
transgressions of Israel upon him, I will also
visit the altars of Beth-el: and the horns
of the altar shall be cut oflT, and fall to the

15 And I will smite 'the winter-houso
with ''the summer-house; and 'the houses
of ivory shall perish, and the great houses
shall have an end, saith the Lord.



I He reproveth Israel for oppression, 4 for idolatrifl
6 and for their incorrigibleness.

HEAR this word, ye ^kine of Bashan,
that are in the mountain of Samaria,
which oppress the poor, which crush the
needy, which say to their masters. Bring,
and let us drink.

2 '' The Lord God hath sworn by his ho-
liness, that lo, the days shall come upon
you, that he will take you away "with hooks,
and your posterity with fish-hooks.

3 And ^ ye shall go out at the breaches,
every cow at that which is before her; and

II ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the

4 H " Come to Beth-el and transgress : at
^ Gilgal multiply transgression ; and « bring
your sacrifices every morning, '' and your
tithes after t three years :

5 ' And t offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving
with leaven, and proclaim and pubUsh '' the
free-offerings: 'for fthis liketh you, O ye
children of Israel, saith the Lord God.

6 IT And I also have given you cleanness
of teeth in all your cities, and want of
bread in all your places : "yet have ye not
returned unto me, saith the Lord.


idolatry, and incorrigibleness.

7 And also I have withholden the rain
from you, when there were yet three months
to the harvest : and I caused it to rain upon
one city, and caused it not to rain upon an-
other city : one piece was rained upon, and
the piece whereupon it rained not withered.

8 So two or three cities wandered unto
one city, to drink water; but they were not
satisfied : "yet have ye not returned unto me,
saith the Lord.

9 ° I have smitten you with blasting and
mildew : || when your gardens and your vine-
yards and your fig-trees and your olive-trees
increased, Pthe palmer-worm devoured them:
yet have ye not- returned unto me, saith the

10 I have sent among you the pestilence
jl 1 after the manner of Egypt : your young
men have I slain with the sword, f and have
taken away your horses ; and I have made
the stink of your camps to come up unto
your nostrils : "^yet have ye not returned unto
me, saith the Lord.

Ill have overthrown some of you, as God
overthrew ^ Sodom and Gomorrah, ' and ye
were as a fire-brand plucked out of the burn-
ing : "yet have ye not returned unto me,
saith the Lord.

12 Therefore, thus will I do unto thee, O
Israel : and because I will do this unto thee,
"= prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

13 For lo, he thatformeth the mountains,
and createth the || wind, y and declareth unto
man what is his thought, ^ that maketh the
morning darkness, ^ and treadeth upon the
high places of the earth, '' The Lord, The
God of hosts, is his name.




1 A lamentation for Israel. 4 An exhortation to repent-
ance. 21 God rejecteth their hypocritical service.

HEAR ye this word which I " take up
, against you, even a lamentation, O
house of Israel.

2 The virgin of Israel is fallen ; she shall
no more rise : she is forsaken upon her land ;
there is none to raise her up.

3 For thus saith the Lord God ; The city
that went ovXijy a thousand shall leave an
hundred, and that which went forth ftyan
hundred shall leave ten, to the house of

4 IFor thus saith the Lord unto the
house of Israel, '• Seek ye me, " and ye shall

5 But seek not ^ Beth-el, nor enter into
Gilgal, and pass not to «Beer-sheba: for Gil-
gal shall surely go into captivity, and •" Beth-
el shall come to nought.

6 8 Seek the Lord, and ye shall live ; lest








i Job 9. 9. &

38. 31.

k Pa. 104.


n vcr. B, 10,

1 Job 38. 34.


oh. 9. G.

o Deut. 28.

m ch. 4. 13.

Hie. 2. 17.
II Or,

the miilti-

tudc of your

t Heb.

gardens, ^c.
did the pal-

- spoil.



P Joel. 1. 4.


n Isai. 29.


o 1 Kings

32. 8.

II Or,

271 the way.

q Exod. 9. 3,
6. & 12. 29.

DeuL 28. 27,


Ps. 78. 50.

t Heb.

p Deut. 28.
So, 38, 39.

with the

cavtivity of

Mic. a 15.

your horses,
2 Kings 13.

Zepb. 1. 13.

Has. 1. 6.

t I-feb.

rVer. 6.


of desire.

s Gen. 19.

24, 25.

leai. 13. 19.
Jcr. 49. 18.


tZech. 3.2.

Jude 23.

II Or,

u ver. 6.

a ransom.
r Isai. 29.


ch. 2. 7.

s cll. 6. 10.

X See

Ezek. 13. 5.


Luke 14. 31,


II Or.

t Mic. 3. 11.


y Pa. 139. 2.
Dan. 2. 28.

u Ps. 34. 14.

& 97. 10.

z ch. 5. 8. &

Rom. 13. 9.


X Exod. 32.

a. Deut. 32.



2 Kings 19.

Mic. 1. 3.


b Isai. 47. 4.

Joel 3. 14.

Jer. 10. 16.

cli.-5.8. &


a Jer. 7. 29.

}• Jcr. 9. 17.

Ezek. 19. 1.

&27. 2.

z Exod. 12.


Nab. 1. 12.

a Isai. 5. 19.

Jer. 17. 15.

Ezek. 12. 22,


2 Pet. 3. 4.

■ b Jer. 30. 7.

Joel 2. 2.

Zepb. 1. 15.

c Jer. 48. 44.

b 2 Chron.

15. 2.

Jer. 29. 13.

ver. 6.

c Isai. 55. 3.

d cb. 4. 4.

d Piov. 21.


cb. 8. 14.

Isai. 1. 11,—

rHo>. 4. 15. ■
& 10. 8. ,

Jor. 6. 20.
Hos. 8. 13.
e Lev. 26.


II Or,

smelt your
holy days.

g vol. 4.

An exhortation to repentance.

he break out like fire in the house of Joseph,
and devour it, and there be none to quench
it in Beth-el.

7 Ye who ''turn judgment to wormwood,
and leave off righteousness in the earth,

8 Seek him that maketh the ' seven stars
and Orion, and turneth the shadow of
death into the morning, ■'and maketh the
day dark with night : that ^ calleth for the
waters of the sea, and poureth them out
upon the face of the earth : ™ The Lord is
his name:

9 That strengtheneth the f spoiled agaijist
the strong, so that the spoiled shall come
against the fortress.

10 "They hate him that rebuketh in the
gate, and they ° abhor him that speaketh up-

11 Forasmuch, therefore, as your treading
IS upon the poor, and ye take from him bur-
dens of wheat: Pye have built houses of hewn
stone, but ye shall not dwell in them ; ye
have planted f pleasant vineyards, but ye
shall not drink wine of them.

12 For I know your manifold transgres-
sions and your mighty sins: ithey afflict the
just, they talce || a bribe, and they 'turn aside
the poor in the gate from their right.

13 Therefore, ° the prudent shall keep si-
lence in that time ; for it is an evil time.

14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may
live : and so the Lord, the God of hosts,
shall be with you, ' as ye have spoken.

15 "Hate the evil, and love the good, and
establish judgment in the gate : ^ it may be
that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious
unto the remnant of Joseph.

16 Therefore, the Lord, the God of hosts,
the Lord, saith thus ; Wailing shall be in all
streets ; and they shall say in all the high-
ways, Alas ! alas ! and they shall call the
husbandman to mourning, and y such as are
skilful of lamentation to wailing.

17 And in all vineyards shall be wailing :
for ^I will pass through thee, saith the

18 ''Wo unto you that de,sire the day
of the Lord ! to what end is it for you ?
•• the day of the Lord is darkness, and not

19 •= As if a man did flee from a lion, and
a bear met him ; or went into the house, and
leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent
bit him.

20 Shall not the day of the Lord be dark-
ness, and not light ? even very dark, and no
brightness m it ?

21 IT ^ I hate, I despise your feast-days, and
« I will not II smell in your solemn assem-


Israel's wantonness shall be plagued.

22 *■ Though ye offer me burnt-offerings
and your meat-offerings, I will not accept
them; neither will I regard the || peace-offer-
ings of your fat beasts.

23 Take thou away from me the noise of
thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of
thy viols.

24 e But let judgment f run down as wa-
ters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

25 *> Have ye offered unto me sacrifices
and offerings in the wilderness forty years,

house of Israel ?

J26 But ye have borne ||the tabernacle 'of
your Moloch and Chiun your images, the
star of your god, which ye made to your-

27 Therefore, will I cause you to go into
captivity ''beyond Damascus, saith the Lord,
' whose name is The God of hosts.


1 The wantonness of Israel, 7 shall be plagued with de-

solation, 12 and their incorrigibleness.

WO "^ to them that \\ are at ease in Zion,
and trust in the mountain of Sama-
ria, which are named '' || chief of the nations,
to whom the house of Israel came !

2 <= Pass ye unto ^ Calneh, and see ; and
from thence go ye to * Hamath the great :
then go down to ""Gath of the Philistines :
s be they better than these kingdoms ? or
their border greater than your border?

3 Ye Jthat ^ put far away the ' evil day,
^ and cause ' the |1 seat of violence to come

4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and || stretch
themselves upon their couches, and eat the
lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of
the midst of the stall ;

5 ™ That II chant to the sound of the viol,
and invent to themselves instruments of
music, "like David ;

6 That drink || wine in bowls, and anoint
themselves with the chief ointments : •• but
they are not grieved for the f affliction of

7 IT Therefore, now shall they go captive
with the first that go captive, and the ban-
quet of them that stretched themselves shall
be removed.

8 pThe Lord God hath sworn by him-
self, saith the Lord the God of hosts, I
abhor 1 the excellency of Jacob, and hate his
palaces : therefore will I deliver up the city
with all tthat is therein.

9 And it shall come to pass, if there re-
main ten men in one house, that they shall

10 And a man's uncle shall take him up,
and he that burneth him, to bring out the

AMOS. The judgments of the grasshoppers, Sfc.

bones out of the house, and shall say unto
him that is by the sides of the house. Is
there yet any with thee ? and he shall say
No. Then shall he say, "^Hold thy tongue:
'for II we may not make mention of the name
of the Lord.

11 For behold, * the Lord commandeth,
"and he will smite the great house with
II breaches, and the httle house with clefts.

12 IF Shall horses run upon the rock? will
one plough there with oxen? for ^ye have
turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of
righteousness into hemlock :

13 Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought,
which say. Have we not taken to us horns
by our own strength ?

14 But behold, yl will raise up against
you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the
Lord the God of hosts ; and they shall afflict
you from the ^ entering in of Hamath unto
the II river of the wilderness.







f Isai. 68. 3.

Mic. 6. 6, 7.

II Or,


r eh. 5. 13.


s ch. 8. 3.

II Or,

they will

not, or.

have iiot.

t Isai. 55.


B Hos. 6. 0.

Mic. 6. 8.

u ch. 3. 15.

t Heb.

II Or,',

h Deut 32.


o«h. 24. 14.

X Hos. 10. 4.

Ezek. 2U. 8,
6, 24.

ch. 5. 7.

Acts 7. 42,



Isai. 43. 23.

II Or,

your king.

1 1 Kings

11. 33.

y Jer. 5. 15.

k 2 Kings
17. a.


z Numb. 34.


1 Kings 8.


II Or,


a Luke 6.


II Or,

are secure.

b Exod. 19.


1] 0^ .


c Jer. 2. 10.

d Isai. 10. 9.

about 794.

11 Or, green

e 2 Kinss


18. 34.

f 2 Chron.

26. e:

g Nab. 3. 8.

h Ezek. 12.


i cb. 5. 18.

&9. 10.


vor. 12.

1 Ps. 94. 20.

11 Or, .

a Isai. 51.


J 9.

II Or,
abound viith

ver. 5.
II Or,,,
who of (or.



for,) Jacob


b Deut. 32.


m Isai. 5. 12.
II Or,

ver. 6.
Jonah 3.10.

James 5. 10.

n 1 Cliron.

23. 5.


m bowls of


o Gon. 37.


t Heb.

c ver. 2, 3.


Hebr. 0. 13,


cb. 8. 7.

d See
2,,Kings 21.

t Heb.

isii. 28. 17.

the fulness



Lam. 2. 8.

e ch. 8. 2.

Mic. 7. J8.

r Beer-she-


Gen. 26. 23.

& 4i 1.
ch. 575. i

8. 14.

E Fulfilled.
3 Kings 15.




1 The jtcdgments of the grasshoppers, 4: and ofthejire,
are diverted by the prayer of Amos. 7 ^y the wall of a
plumb-line is signified the rejection of Israel. 10 Ama-
ziah complaineth of Amos. 14 Amos sheweth his call-
ing, 16 and Ainaziah's judgment.

THUS hath the Lord God shewed unto
me ; and behold, he formed || grass-
hoppers in the beginning of the shooting up
of the latter growth; and lo, it was the lat-
ter growth after the king's mowings.

2 And it came to pass, that when they
had made an end of eating the grass of the
land, then I said, O Lord God, forgive, I
beseech thee : * || by whom shall Jacob arise ?
for he is small.-

3 ""The Lord repented for this: It shall
not be, saith the Lord.

4 HThus hath the Lord God shewed unto
me : and behold, the Lord God called to
contend by fire, and it devoured the great
deep, and did eat up a part.

5 Then said I, O Lord God, cease, I be-
seech thee: "= by whom shall Jacob arise? for
he is small.

6 The Lord repented for this : This also
shall not be, saith the Lord God.

7 TI Thus he shewed me : and behold, the
Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumb-
line, with a plumb-line in his hand.

8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos,
what seest thou? and I said, A plumb-line.
Then said the Lord, Behold, ^ I will set a
plumb-line in the midst of my people Israel:
'I will not again pass by them any more :

9 ^And the high places of Isaac shall be
desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall
be laid waste ; and s I will rise against the
house of Jeroboam with the sword.



Amaziah complaineth of Amos.

10 IF Then Amaziah ^ the priest of Beth-el
sent to 'Jeroboam king of Israel, saying,
Amos hath conspired against thee in the
midst of the house of Israel : the land is not

» able to bear all his words.

11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall
die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be
led away captive out of their own land.

12 Also, Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou
seer, go flee thee away into the land of Ju-
dah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there :

13 But ''prophesy not again any more at
Beth-el: 'for it is the king's || chapel, and it
is the t king's court.

14 IT Then answered Amos, and said to
Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I ■" a
prophet's son; "butlwasanherdman, and a
gatherer of || sycamore fruit :

15 And the Lord took me fas I followed
the flock, and the Lord said unto me. Go,
prophesy unto my people Israel.

16 H Now, therefore, hear thou the word of
the Lord : Thou sayest, Prophesy not against
Israel, and °drop not thy word against the
house of Isaac.

17 P Therefore thus saith the Lord ; iThy
wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy
sons and thy daughters shall fall by the
sword, and thy land shall be divided by line ;
and thou shalt die in a polluted land : and
Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of
his land.

^ CHAP. vm.

I By a basket of summer fruit is shewed the propinquity
of Israel's end. ^ Oppression is reproved. W a famine
of the word threatened.

THUS hath the Lord God shewed unto
me : and behold a basket of summer

2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou ?
And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then
said the Lord unto me, *The end is come
upon my people of Israel; ""I will not again
pass by them any more.

3 And "the songs of the temple f shall be
bowlings in that day, saith the Lord God :
there shall he many dead bodies in every
place; ^they shall cast them forth fwith

4 IT Hear this, O ye that « swallow up the
needy, even to make the poor of the. land to

5 Saying, When will the || new-moon be
gone, that we may sell corn ? and ''the sab-
bath, that we may tset forth wheat, ^making
the ephah small, and the shekel great, and
t" falsifying the balances by deceit ?

6 That we may buy the poor for ■'silver,
and the needy for a pair of shoes ; yea, and
sell the refuse of the wheat .?








h 1 Kings

i ch.O.S.

12. 32.

k H09.8.13.


&:g. 9.

14. 23.

1 Uo8. 4. 3.



n Job 5. 14.

Isai. 13. 10.

& 59. 9, 10.

•lor. 15. 9.

k ch.2. 12.

Mic. 3. 6.

1 lKin5»12.
32. & 13. 1.

11 Or,


houae'of the

p Isai. 15. 2,
Jer. 48. 37.

m 1 Kingfl

2 KiDji 2. 5.
6. 1.

t 27. 31.
a Jer. 6. 26.
Zech. 12.10

n ch.l. 1.

Zech. 13. 5.

11 Or,

anid figs.
t Hei./rom


r 1 Sam. 3.


Ps. 74. 9.

Ezek. 7. 26.

o Ezck. 21.


Mic. 2. 6.

p See Jer.
&. 12. & 29.

21, 25, 31,


q Isai. 13.

Lam. 5. 11.

Hos. 4. 13.


B Ho9. 4. IS.

t D«ut. 9. 21.

t Heb. way :
See Acte 9.

2. & le. 2.5.

& 19. 9, 23.

& 24. 14.

u ch. 5. 5.

11 Or,

chapiter, or.

" knop.

11 Or.

vsound them.

a Ps. 68. 21.

Hab. 3. 13.

a Ezek. 7. 2.

b ch. 2. 14.

b ch. 7. 8.

c ch. 5. 23.

c Ps. 139. 8,



skaU kowl.

d Job 20. 6.

Jer. 51.. 53.

Obad. 4.

A ch. 6. 9,


t Heb.

he silent.

e Vs. 14. 4.

Pr»v. 30. 14.

11 Or,


f Neh. 13.

c Lev. 26.

15, 10.


t Heb. open,
e Mic. 0. 10,

Deut. 28. 65.
Ezek. 5. 12.
f Lev. 17.

Jer. 44. 11.

t Heb.


the balances

of deceit.

Ho3. 12. 7.
h ch. 2. 0.

c Mic. 1. 4.
h ch. 8. 8.

A famine of the word threatened.

7 The Lord hath sworn by 'the excel-
lency of Jacob, Surely ''I will never forget
any of their works.

8 'Shall not the land tremble for this, and
every one mourn that dwelleth therein ? and
it shall rise up wholly as a flood : and it shall
be cast out and drowned, ""as by the flood of

9 And it shall come to pass in that day,
saith the Lord God, "that I will cause the
sun to go down at noon, and I will darken
the earth in the clear day :

10 And I will turn your feasts into
mourning, and all your songs into lamenta-
tion ; P and I will bring up sackcloth upon all
loins, and baldness upon every head; land I
will make it as the mourning of an only son,
and the end thereof as a bitter day.

11 IT Behold, the days come, saith the
Lord God, that I will send a famine in the
land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for
water, but 'of hearing the words of the
Lord :

12 And they shall wander from sea to sea,
and from the north even to the east ; they
shall run to and fro to seek the word of the
Lord, and sfiall not find it.

13 In that day shall the fair virgins and
young men faint for thirst.

14 They that = swear by 'the sin of Sama-
ria, and say. Thy god, O Dan, liveth ; and,
The t manner "of Beer-sheba liveth; even
they shall fall, and never rise up again.


1 The certainty of the desolation. 11 The restoring of
the tabernacle of David.

I SAW the Lord standing upon the altar :
and he said. Smite the || lintel of the door,
that the posts may shake: and H^'cut them
in the head all of them; and I will slay the
last of them with the sword: •'he that fleeth
of them shall not flee away, and he that
escapeth of them shall not be delivered.

2 •= Though they dig into hell, thence shall
mine hand take them; ''though they climb up
to heaven, thence will I bring them down :

3 And though they hide themselves in the
top of Carmel, I will search and take them
out thence ; and though they be hid from my
sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I
command the serpent,- and he shall bite them :

4 And though they go into captivity be-
fore their enemies, ^thence will I command
the sword, and it shall slay them : and ''I
will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and
not for good.

5 And the
toucheth the
all that dwell

Lord God of hosts is he that
land, and it shall smelt, "and
therein shall mourn: and it


The certainty of Israels desolation.

' shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall

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