Amos 1:3–5

Judgment on the Nations

Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of hDamascus, and for four,

I will not turn away its punishment,

Because they have ithreshed Gilead with implements of iron.

4 jBut I will send a fire into the house of Hazael,

Which shall devour the palaces of kBen-Hadad.

5 I will also break the gate lbar of Damascus,

And cut off the inhabitant from the Valley of Aven,

And the one who 1holds the scepter from 2Beth Eden.

The people of Syria shall go captive to Kir,”

Says the Lord.

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