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10 Then Amaziah the priest of Beth-el sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying,
Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel : the land 11 is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by
the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.
Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land 13 of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: but prophesy not again any
more at Beth-el : for it is the king's 1 chapel, and it is the 2 king's court. 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I
a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of's sycamore fruit : 15 and the Lord took me 4 as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, 16 Go, prophesy unto my people Israel. Now therefore hear thou the word of the
LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against 17 the house of Isaac. Therefore thus saith the Lord;
Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city,
And Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land. 8
Thus hath the Lord God showed unto me: and behold a basket of gummer fruit. And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer 2 fruit. Then said the Lord unto me,
The end is come upon my people of Israel ;
In that day, saith the Lord God:
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, 5 Even to make the poor of the land to fail, saying,
When will the 7 new moon be gone--that we may sell corn?
Yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat ?
Surely I will never forget any of their works. 8 Shall not the land tremble for this,
And every one mourn that dwelleth therein ?
And it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God,
That I will cause the sun to go down at noon,
And I will darken the earth in the clear day: 10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning,
And all your songs into lamentation;
And the end thereof as a bitter day.
That I will send a famine in the land,
But of hearing the words of the LORD: 12 And they shall wander from sea to sea,
And from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro
To seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. 13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst. 1 Or, sanctuary.
4 Heb. from behind. 7 Or, month. 2 Heb. house of the kingdom. 5 Heb. shall howl.
8 Heb. open3 Or, wild figs.
6 Heb. bc silent. 9 Heb. perverting the balances of deocit.
14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria,
And say, Thy god, o Dan, liveth;
Even they shall fall, and never rise up again. 9 I SAW the Lord
standing upon the altar : and he said,
And he that escapeth of them—shall not be delivered.
Though they climb up to heaven—thence will I bring them down: 3 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel,
I will search and take them out thence;
Thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them: 4 And though they go into captivity before their enemies,
Thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them:
And the Lord God of hosts is he
And shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. 6 It is he that buildeth his 45 stories in the heaven,
And hath founded his 6 troop in the earth;
The Lord is his name.
O children of Israel? saith the LORD.
And the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
And I will destroy it from off the face of the earth;
Saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the Lord. 9 For, lo, I will command,
And I will 7 sift the house of Israel among all nations,
Yet shall not the least 8 grain fall upon the earth.
Which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
And close up the breaches thereof;
And I will build it as in the days of old:
And of all the heathen, 10 which are called by my name,
Saith the LORD that doeth this.
That the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
And all the hills shall melt.
And they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them;
1 Heb. tay.
5 Heb. ascensions. 9 Heb. hedge, or, wall..
10 Heb. upon whom ma narre is called.
12 Or, new wine.
And they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof;
They shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. 15 And I will plant them upon their land,
And they shall no more be pulled up
OBA DI A H.
1 THE vision of OBADIAH.
Thus saith the Lord God concerning Edom;
'Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: Thou art greatly despised. 3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, Thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high ;
That saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? 4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle,
And though thou set thy nest among the stars,
Thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord. 5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night,
(How art thou cut offl)
How are the things of Esau searched out ! How are his hidden things sought up! 7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border:
The ?men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee,
Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD,
And understanding out of the mount of Esau ? 9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed,
To the end that every one of the mount of Esau
May be cut off by slaughter. 10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob, shame shall cover thee,
And thou shalt be cut off for ever.
In the day that the strangers carried away 6 captive his forces,
And cast losts upon Jerusalem--even thou wast as one of them.
In the day that he became a stranger;
Neither shouldest thou have 7 spoken proudly in the day of distress. 13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people
1 Or, gleanings.
4 Or, of it.
6 Or, do not bchold, &:.
In the day of their calamity;
Nor have laid hands on their 1 substance in the day of their calamity; 14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway,
To cut off those of his that did escape;
That did remain in the day of distress.
As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee :
Thy reward shall return upon thine own head. 16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain,
So shall all the heathen drink continually,
And they shall be as though they had not been. 17 BUT upon mount Zion shall be 4 deliverance,
And 5 there shall be holiness;
And the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. 18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire,
And the house of Joseph a flame,
For the Lord hath spoken it.
And they of the plain the Philistines :
And Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
Shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath;
Shall possess the cities of the south.
To judge the mount of Esau;
OW the word of the LORD came unto 7 Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wicked2, 3 ness is come up before me. But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the
presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa ; and he found a ship going to
Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.
But the Lord 8 sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty 5 tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken. Then the mariners
were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the sbip; and he lay, and was fast aslcep.
So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we 1 Or, forces. 3 Or, it shall be holy:
7 Called, Matthew xil. 39, Jonas. 2 Or, shut up.
6 Or, shall possess that which 8 Heb. cast forth. 3 Or, sup up
is in Sepharad. 4 Os, they that escape.
9 Heb. thought to be broker.
7 perish not. And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots,
ihat we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.
Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us: What is thine occupation ? and whence comest thou? what is thy 9 country? and of what people art thou? And he said unto them, I am an
Hebrew; and I fear 'the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea 10 and the dry land. Then were the men % exceedingly afraid, and said unto him,
Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of 11 the LORD, because he had told them. Then said they unto him, What shall we
do unto thee, that the sea 3 may be calm unto us? for the seat 5 wrought, and was 12 tempestuous. And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth' into the
sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great
tempest is upon you. 13 Nevertheless the men 6 rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could 14 not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them. Wherefore they
cried unto the Lord, and said, We beseech thee, O Lord, we beseech thee, let
us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood : for thou, 15 O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee. So they took up Jonah, and cast him 16 forth into the sea : and the sea 7 ceased from her raging. Then the men feared
the LORD exceedingly; and 8 offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows. 17 NOW the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah 2 was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Then Jonah prayed
unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly, and said, 2 I cried 10 by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me;
Out of the belly of 11 hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. 3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the 12 inidst of the seas;
And the foods compassed me about:
All thy billows and thy waves passed over me. 4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight;
Yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. 5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul :
The depth closed me round about,
The weeds were wrapped about my head.
The earth with her bars was about me for ever:
When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord:
Forsake their own mercy. 9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay that that I have vowed.
Salvation is of the LORD. 10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry
land. 3 AND the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying, Arise,
go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid 3 thee.
So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an 15 exceeding great city, of three days' journey. 4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on 6 sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For word came
unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe
1 Or, JEHOVAH.
tempestuous. 6 Heb. went.
6 lleb. digged.
unto the LORD, and
vorred duus. 9 lleb, bouels.
10 Or, out of mine affliction.