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13 Joyful about nothing/Lo-debar,
saying, "Have we not by our own strength taken Karnaim for ourselves?"
14 So, look! I am raising up against you,
    house of Israel,
       (Oracle of Adonai, the God of armies)
a nation and they will oppress you from Lebo-hamath to the Wadi Arabah.

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Amos 7 (TempEV)

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1 This is what my Lord Adonai showed me. Look!

He was forming locusts just as the late sowing began to grow (that is the late sowing following the king's mowings).

 Translation problems v.2

2 Suppose they finished eating the foliage of the land! So I said,
"My Lord Adonai, please forgive!
  How can Jacob survive? For he is so small!"
3 Adonai took pity because of this;
  "It shall not be,"
said Adonai.

Comments unit 4-6
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4 This is what my Lord Adonai showed me. Look!

My Lord Adonai was calling for a judgment by fire,
and it had eaten the great deep and it was eating the promised land {allotted portion}.

5 Then I said,
"My Lord Adonai, please stop!
How can Jacob survive? For he is so small!"
6 Adonai took pity because of this;
  "This also shall not be,"
said my Lord Adonai.

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7 This is what he showed me. Look!

My lord was standing beside a plastered wall,
with tin in his hand.
8 And Adonai said to me,
  "What do you see, Amos?"
And I said,
  "Tin"
Then my lord said,
"See, I am putting grief
  in the middle of my people Israel;
   I will not again pass them by.
9 Isaac's high places will be made desolate,
   and Israel's sanctuaries ruined,
    and I will rise against Jeroboam's house with the sword."

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detail v.10

10 Amaziah, priest of Bethel, sent to Jeroboam, King of Israel, saying:
"Amos has conspired against you in the heart of the house of Israel; the land is not able to support all his words.

Comments v.11

11 For this is what Amos says:
  `Jeroboam shall die by the sword,
    and Israel will surely go into exile from its land.'"

Comments v.12

12 And Amaziah said to Amos,
"Seer, go, run away [back] to the land of Judah,
   eat your bread there, and there act the prophet;

Comments v.13

13 but never again prophesy in Bethel, for it is the king's sanctuary,
      and a royal temple."

Comments vv.14-15

14 Then Amos answered Amaziah,
   "I am no prophet, I am no member of the prophet's guild;
   but  I am a herdsman, and prepare sycamore [feed],
15 and Adonai took me when I was following the flock, and Adonai said to me,
 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel!'

Comments v.16

16 "So, now, hear Adonai's message. You say,
`Do not prophesy against Israel, and do not preach against the house of Isaac.'

Comments v.17

17 Therefore this is what Adonai says:
`Your wife shall whore in the city!
  Your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword,
   and your land shared out by measure [by the victors].
  You yourself shall die in an impure land,
   and Israel will surely go into exile far from her land.' "

Amos 8

Comments unit 8:1-3

1 This is what my Lord Adonai showed me. Look!
   a basket of fruit from summer's end.

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Comments v.2

2 He said,
"What do you see, Amos?"
  And I said,
"A basket of fruit from summer's end."
  Then Adonai said to me,
"The end is coming for my people Israel;
   I will not again pass them by.  

 

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