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The Book of Amos

I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel.

Previous Book: Joel




Amos, a shepherd of Tekoa

King Uzziah of Judah

King Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel


Amos, prophet

Amaziah, the priest of Bethel

King Jeroboam of Israel


Chapter 1

​Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors

​Chapter 2

​Judgment on Judah

Judgment on Israel

​Chapter 3

Israel’s Guilt and Punishment

​Chapter 4

​Israel Rejects Correction

Chapter 5

​A Lament for Israel’s Sin

The Day of the Lord a Dark Day

Chapter 6

​Complacent Self–Indulgence Will Be Punished

Chapter 7

​Locusts, Fire, and a Plumb Line

Amaziah Complains to the King

Chapter 8

The Basket of Fruit

​Chapter 9

​The Destruction of Israel

The Restoration of David’s Kingdom


Judgment on Israel

Amos 2:6-8

Thus says the LORD:

For three transgressions of Israel,

and for four, I will not revoke the punishment;a

because they sell the righteous for silver,

and the needy for a pair of sandals—

7 they who trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth,

and push the afflicted out of the way;

father and son go in to the same girl,

so that my holy name is profaned;

8 they lay themselves down beside every altar

on garments taken in pledge;

and in the house of their God they drink

wine bought with fines they imposed.

A Plumb Line

Amos 7:7-9

This is what he showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. 8 And the LORD said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said,

“See, I am setting a plumb line

in the midst of my people Israel;

I will never again pass them by;

9 the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,

and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,

and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”Locusts, Fire, and a Plumb Line

The Basket of Fruit

Amos 8:1-6

This is what the Lord GOD showed me—a basket of summer fruit. 2 He said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the LORD said to me,

The end has come upon my people Israel;

I will never again pass them by.

3 The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day,” says the Lord GOD;

“the dead bodies shall be many,

cast out in every place. Be silent!”

Hear this, you that trample on the needy,

and bring to ruin the poor of the land,

5 saying, “When will the new moon be over

so that we may sell grain;

and the sabbath,

so that we may offer wheat for sale?

We will make the ephah small and the shekel great,

and practice deceit with false balances,

6 buying the poor for silver

and the needy for a pair of sandals,

nd selling the sweepings of the wheat.”

The Restoration of David’s Kingdom

Amos 9:13-15

The time is surely coming, says the LORD,

when the one who plows shall overtake the one who reaps,

and the treader of grapes the one who sows the seed;

the mountains shall drip sweet wine,

and all the hills shall flow with it.

14 I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel,

and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them;

they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine,

and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.

15 I will plant them upon their land,

and they shall never again be plucked up

out of the land that I have given them, says the LORD your God.

Next Book: Obadiah


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