BIBLE: Amos Chapter 2 – Headline “Wine of the Condemned – Tasting Party – RSVP” [History]

Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.

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Amos 2

Judgment on Israel

  • In Old Testament accounts (e.g., Genesis 19:30–38), the Moabites belonged to the same ethnic stock as the Israelites. Their ancestral founder was Moab, a son of Lot, who was a nephew of the Israelite patriarch Abraham.
  • Ruth, in the book of Ruth was a Moabite, (Moabite is not Jewish).
Amos 2:1 Thus says the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ):
  • Moab was part of Israel before Mesha rebelled after King Ahab’s death.
“For three transgressions of Moab, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because he (Jehoram, king of Israel) burned the bones of the king of Edom to lime (849 BC).
  • Removing a corpse from the grave and burning the bones was an atrocious deed meant to profane the dead person’s memory.
  • Note: Both the King of Israel and the King of Judah were named Jehoram (often causing confusion when reading scripture)
Amos 2:But I will send a fire upon Moab,
And it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth;
Moab shall die with tumult,
With shouting and trumpet sound.
Amos 2:And I will cut off the judge from its midst,
And slay all its princes with him,”
Says the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ).

Judgment on Judah

Amos 2:Thus says the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ):
“For three transgressions of Judah, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they have despised the law of the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ),
And have not kept His commandments.
Their lies lead them astray,
Lies which their fathers followed.
Amos 2:But I will send a fire upon Judah,
And it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.”

Judgment on Israel

Amos 2:Thus says the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ):
“For three transgressions of Israel, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they sell the righteous for silver,
And the poor for a pair of sandals.
Amos 2:They pant after (Or trample on) the dust of the earth which is on the head of the poor,
And pervert the way of the humble.
A man and his father go in to the same girl,
To defile My holy name.
Amos 2:They lie down by every altar on clothes taken in pledge,
And drink the wine of the condemned (Or those punished by fines) in the house of their god.
Amos 2:“Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them,
Whose height was like the height of the cedars,
And he was as strong as the oaks;
Yet I destroyed his fruit above
And his roots beneath.
Amos 2:10 Also it was I who brought you up from the land of Egypt,
And led you forty years through the wilderness,
To possess the land of the Amorite.
Amos 2:11 I raised up some of your sons as prophets,
And some of your young men as Nazirites.
Is it not so, O you children of Israel?”
Says the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ).
Amos 2:12 “But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink,
  • Numbers 6
    The Law of the Nazirite
    Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When either a man or woman consecrates an offering to take the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to the Lord, he shall separate himself from wine and similar drink; he shall drink neither vinegar made from wine nor vinegar made from similar drink; neither shall he drink any grape juice, nor eat fresh grapes or raisins.
And commanded the prophets saying,
‘Do not prophesy!’
  • Amos 7:12 Then Amaziah said to Amos:
    “Go, you seer! Flee to the land of Judah.
    There eat bread, And there prophesy.
    13 But never again prophesy at Bethel,
    For it is the king’s sanctuary,
    And it is the royal residence.”
Amos 2:13 “Behold, I am weighed down (Or tottering under) by you,
As a cart full of sheaves (Or totters) is weighed down.
Amos 2:14 Therefore flight (Or the place of refuge) shall perish from the swift,
The strong shall not strengthen his power,
Nor shall the mighty deliver (Lit. save his soul or life) himself;
Amos 2:15 He shall not stand who handles the bow,
The swift of foot shall not escape (Or save),
Nor shall he who rides a horse deliver himself.
Amos 2:16 The most courageous men of might (Lit. strong of his heart among the mighty)
Shall flee naked in that day,”
Says the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ).

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