NET Amos

Amos

Amos Introduction 1:1 The following is a record of what Amos prophesied. He was one of the herdsmen from Tekoa. These prophecies about Israel were revealed to him during the time of King Uzziah of Judah and King Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel, two years before the earthquake. God Will Judge the Surrounding Nations 1:2 Amos said: “The LORD comes roaring out of Zion; from Jerusalem he comes bellowing! The shepherds’ pastures wilt; the summit of Carmel withers.” 1:3 This is what the LORD says: “Because Damascus has committed three crimes – make that four! – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. They ripped through Gilead like threshing sledges with iron teeth. 1:4 So I will set Hazael’s house on fire; fire will consume Ben Hadad’s fortresses. 1:5 I will break the bar on the gate of Damascus. I