2 And he said, The Lord shall roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem, and the dwelling places of the shepherds shall perish, and the top [a]of Carmel shall wither.
3 ¶ Thus saith the Lord, For [b]three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn to it, because they have [c]threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron.
4 Therefore will I send a fire into the house of Hazael, and it shall devour the [d]palaces of Ben-Hadad.
Amos 1:2Whatsoever is fruitful and pleasant in Israel, shall shortly perish.
Amos 1:3He showeth first that all the people round about should be destroyed for their manifold sins: which are meant by three and four, which make seven, because the Israelites should the more deeply consider God’s judgments toward them.
Amos 1:3If the Syrians shall not be spared for committing this cruelty against one city, it is not possible that Israel should escape punishment which hath committed so many and grievous sins against God and man.
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