King James VersionAmos9


1 I saw the Lord stand­ing upon the al­tar: and he said, Smite the lin­tel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that es­capeth of them shall not be de­liv­ered. 2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; 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; and though they be hid from my sight in the bot­tom of the sea, 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 I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good. 5 And the Lord GOD of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell there­in shall mourn: and it shall rise up whol­ly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. 6 It is he that buildeth his sto­ries in the heav­en, and hath found­ed his troop in the earth; he that cal­leth for the wa­ters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name. 7 Are ye not as chil­dren of the Ethiopi­ans unto me, O chil­dren of Is­rael? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Is­rael out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caph­tor, and the Syr­i­ans from Kir? 8 Be­hold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sin­ful king­dom, 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 sift the house of Is­rael among all na­tions, like as corn is sift­ed in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth. 10 All the sin­ners of my peo­ple shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not over­take nor pre­vent us. 11 In that day will I raise up the taber­na­cle of David that is fall­en, and close up the breach­es there­of; and I will raise up his ru­ins, and I will build it as in the days of old: 12 That they may pos­sess the rem­nant of Edom, and of all the hea­then, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this. 13 Be­hold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plow­man shall over­take the reaper, and the tread­er of grapes him that soweth seed; and the moun­tains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. 14 And I will bring again the cap­tiv­i­ty of my peo­ple of Is­rael, and they shall build the waste cities, and in­hab­it them; 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 out of their land which I have giv­en them, saith the LORD thy God.