Amos 9
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1I have seen the Lord standing by the altar, and He says, "" “Strike the knob, and the thresholds shake, "" And cut them off by the head—all of them, "" And I slay their posterity with a sword, "" None that flee of them flee away, "" Nor a fugitive of them escape.

2If they dig through into Sheol, "" From there My hand takes them, "" And if they go up [to] the heavens, "" From there I cause them to come down.

3And if they are hid in the top of Carmel, "" From there I search out, and have taken them, "" And if they are hid from My eyes in the bottom of the sea, "" From there I command the serpent, "" And it has bitten them.

4And if they go into captivity before their enemies, "" From there I command the sword, "" And it has slain them, "" And I have set My eye on them for evil, "" And not for good.”

5And [it is] the Lord, YHWH of Hosts, "" Who is striking against the land, and it melts, "" And mourned have all the inhabitants in it, "" And all of it has come up as a flood, "" And it has sunk—like the flood of Egypt.

6Who is building His upper chambers in the heavens; As for His troop, "" On earth He has founded it, "" Who is calling for the waters of the sea, "" And pours them out on the face of the land, "" YHWH [is] His Name.

7“Are you not as sons of Cushim to Me, O sons of Israel?” A declaration of YHWH. “Did I not bring Israel up out of the land of Egypt? And the Philistines from Caphtor, and Aram from Kir?

8Behold, [the] eyes of Lord YHWH [are] on the sinful kingdom, "" And I have destroyed it from off the face of the ground, "" Only, I do not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,” "" A declaration of YHWH.

9“For behold, I am commanding, "" And I have shaken among all the nations the house of Israel, "" As [one] shakes with a sieve, "" And there does not fall a grain [to] the earth.

10By sword all sinners of My people die, "" Who are saying, "" Evil does not overtake, or go before, "" For our sakes.

11In that day I raise the dwelling place of David that is fallen, "" And I have repaired their breaches, "" And I raise up its ruins, "" And I have built it up as in days of old,

12So that they possess the remnant of Edom, "" And all the nations on whom My Name is called,” "" A declaration of YHWH—the doer of this.

13“Behold, days are coming,” "" A declaration of YHWH, "" “And the plowman has come near to the reaper, "" And the treader of grapes to the scatterer of seed, "" And the mountains have dropped juice, "" And all the hills melt.

14And I have turned back [to] the captivity of My people Israel, "" And they have built desolate cities, and inhabited, "" And have planted vineyards, and drunk their wine, "" And made gardens, and eaten their fruit.

15And I have planted them on their own ground, "" And they are not plucked up anymore from off their own ground, "" That I have given to them,” said your God YHWH!

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