Introduction 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 2 […]
Amos was a herdsman, and engaged in agriculture. But the same Divine Spirit influenced Isaiah and Daniel in the court, and Amos in the sheep-folds, giving to each the powers and eloquence needful for them. He assures the twelve tribes of the destruction of the neighbouring nations; and as they at that time gave themselves up to wickedness and idolatry, he reproves the Jewish nation with severity; but describes the restoration of the church by the Messiah, extending to the latter days.
1 This is what the Lord says:“Because Moab has committed three crimes –make that four! – I will not revoke my decree of judgment.They burned the bones of Edom’s king into lime.2 So I will set Moab on fire,and it will consume Kerioth’s fortresses.Moab will perish in the heat of battleamid war cries and the […]
Every Effect has its Cause 1 Listen, you Israelites, to this message which the Lord is proclaiming against you! This message is for the entire clan I brought up from the land of Egypt: 2 “I have chosen you alone from all the clans of the earth. Therefore I will punish you for all your […]
1 Listen to this message, you cows of Bashan who live on Mount Samaria!You oppress the poor;you crush the needy.You say to your husbands,“Bring us more to drink!”2 The sovereign Lord confirms this oath by his own holy character:“Certainly the time is approachingwhen you will be carried away in baskets,every last one of you in […]
Death is Imminent 1 Listen to this funeral song I am ready to sing about you, family of Israel:2 “The virgin Israel has fallen down and will not get up again.She is abandoned on her own landwith no one to help her get up.”3 The sovereign Lord says this:“The city that marches out with a […]