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1:1 דִּבְרֵי עָמוֹס אֲשֶר-הָיָה בַנֹּקְדִים מִתְּקוֹעַ אֲשֶר חָזָהעַל-יִשְׂרָאֵל בִּימֵי עֻזִּיָּה מֶלֶךְ-יְהוּדָה וּבִימֵי יָרָבְעָםבֶּן-יוֹאָש מֶלֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל שְנָתַיִם לִפְנֵי הָרָעַש׃
Divrei Amos asher-hayah vanokedim miTekoa asher chazah al-Yisra'el bimei Uzziyah melech-Yehudah uvimei Yarave'am Ben-Yo'ash melech Yisra'el shenatayim lifnei hara'ash.
The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Yisrael in the days of Uzziah king of Yehudah, and in the days of Yareve'am Ben Yo'ash king of Yisrael, two years before the earthquake.
1:2 And he said, Adonai will roar from Tzyon (ציּון), and utter His voice from Yerushalayim ; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Karmel (כּרמל) be dried up.
1:3 Thus said Adonai; For shloshah pesha'im of (three transgressions)Demeshek (דּמשׁק), and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gil' ad with threshing sledge of iron:
1:4 But I will send a fire into the house of Haze' El (חזהאל) , which shall devour the palaces of Ben Hadad.
1:5 I will break also the bar (בּריח) of Demeshek (דּמשׁק), and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holds the shevet (sceptre שׁבט) from the house of Eden: and the people of Aram (Syria) shall go into golus to Kir, said Adonai.
1:6 Thus said Adonai; For shloshah pesha'im of (three transgressions) Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole golus, to deliver them up to Edom (אדם):
1:7 But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:
1:8 וְהִכְרַתִּי יוֹשֵב מֵאַשְדּוֹד וְתוֹמֵךְ שֵבֶט מֵאַשְקְלוֹןוַהֲשִיבוֹתִי יָדִי עַל-עֶקְרוֹן וְאָבְדוּ שְאֵרִית פְּלִשְתִּיםאָמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהֹוִה׃
Vehichratti yoshev me'Ashdod vetomech shevet me'Ashkelon vahashivoti yadi al-'Ekron ve'avedu she'erit Pelishtim amar Adonai YHVH
And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holds the sceptre from Ashkelon; and I will turn My hand against Ekron, and the remnant of the Pelishtim shall perish, says Adonai HaShem.
1:9 Thus said Adonai; For shloshah pesha'im of (three transgressions) Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole golus to Edom (אדם), and remembered not the brotherly covenant:
1:10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof.
1:11 Thus said Adonai; For shloshah pesha'im of (three transgressions)Edom (אדם), and for four, I will not turn away [the punishment] thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath forever:
1:12 But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.
1:13 Thus said Adonai; For shloshah pesha'im of (three transgressions) Benai Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gil' ad, that they might enlarge their border:
1:14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof, with shouting in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind:
1:15 And their king shall go into golus, he and his princes together, said Adonai.
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Amos עמוס= burden
a prophet of Adonay who prophesied in the northern kingdom; native of Tekoa in Yehudah near Beit Lechem and a shepherd by trade; author of the prophetic book by his name
Tekoa תְּקוֹעַ. Arab settlement of Tuquʿ (Arabic: تقوع). Now Khan Telkua, five miles south of Beit Lechem, and ten from Yerushalayim. Compare 2 Shemuel 14:2. 2 Chronicles 20:20.
Present day Tekoa is an Israeli Jewish communal town and Israeli settlement in the northern Judean hills, located 20 km northeast of Hebron and 16km south of Yerushalayim. Tekoa is within the municipal jurisdiction of the Gush Etzion Regional Council
threshing sledge of iron a type of farming tool drag by donkey