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Amos 1:2-4 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

He said:

The Lord roars from Zion,
    and his voice thunders from Jerusalem.
The pastures of the shepherds are turning brown,
    and the top of Mount Carmel is dried up.

Damascus Will Be Judged for Its Crimes

This is what the Lord says:

Because Damascus has committed three crimes, and now a fourth crime,
    I will not change my plans.
        The Arameans have crushed the people of Gilead
            with iron-spiked threshing[a] sledges.
    I will send a fire on the house of Hazael
        and burn down the palaces of Ben Hadad.

Footnotes:

  1. Amos 1:3 Threshing is the process of beating stalks to separate them from the grain.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

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Amos 1:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

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.

New International Version (NIV)

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