1 These are the sermons, that were shewed vnto Amos (which was one of the
shepherdes at Thecua) vpon Israel, in the tyme of Osias kynge of Iuda, & in
the tyme of Ieroboa ye sonne of Ioas kynge of Israel, two yeare before ye
2 And he sayde: The LORDE shal roare out off Sion, & shewe his voyce
fro Ierusale: so that ye pastures of the shepherdes shal be in a miserable case,
& ye toppe of Charmel dryed vp.
3 Thus sayeth the LORDE: for thre & foure wickednesses of
, I will not spare her: because they haue throshed Galaad wt yro flales:
4 But I wil sende a fyre in to ye house of Hazael, the same shal consume
the palaces of Benadab.
5 Thus wil I breake the barres off
, & rote out the inhabiter fro the felde of Auen, and him yt holdeth the
scepter, out of ye pleasunt house: so yt the people shalbe dryuen out of fayre
Siria, sayeth the LORDE.
6 Thus saieth the LORDE: For thre & foure wickednesses of
, I wil not spare her: because they make the presoners yet more captyue, &
haue dryuen the in to the lode of
7 Therfore wil I sende a fyre in to ye walles of
, which shal deuoure hir houses.
8 I wil rote out the yt dwell at Asdod & him yt holdeth the scepter of
Ascalon, and stretch out myne honde ouer Accaron, that the remnaunt of the
Philistines shal perish saieth the LORDE.
9 Thus sayeth the LORDE: For thre and foure wickednesses off the cite off
, I will not spare her: because they haue increased ye captiuyte of the Edomites,
and haue not remembred the brotherly couenaunt.
10 Therfore will I sende a fyre into the walles off
, that shal consume hir pallaces.
11 Thus sayeth the LORDE: For thre and foure wickednesses of
I wil not spare him, because he persecuted his brother with the swerde,
destroyed his mothers wombe, bare hatred very longe, and so kepte indignacion
allwaye by him.
12 Therfore will I sende a fyre in to Thema, which shal deuoure the
pallaces of Bosra.
13 Thus sayeth the LORDE: For thre ad foure wickednesses of the children
off Ammon, I will not spare them: because they rypte vp the wome greate with
childe in Galaad, to make the borders of their londes the wyder.
14 Therfore I wil kyndle a fyre in the walles of Rabbath, that shall
consume hir palaces: with a greate crie, in the daye of batel, in tempest and in
the daye off storme:
15 so that their kynge shal go in to captiuyte, he and his prices
together, sayeth the LORDE.
1 Thus sayeth the LORDE: For thre and foure wickednesses off
, I will not spare him: because he brent the bones off the kynge of
2 Therfore wil I sende a fyre in to
, which shal cosume ye pallaces of Carioth: so yt
shal perish with a noyse, and the sounde of a shawme.
3 I will rote out the iudge from amoge them, and slaye all his prynces
with him, sayeth the LORDE.
4 Thus sayeth the LORDE: for thre ad foure wickednesses of Iuda, I wil not
spare him: because he hath cast asyde the lawe of the LORDE, and not kepte his
commaundementes: for why, they wolde nedes be disceaued with the lyes, that
their forefathers folowed.
5 Therfore will I sende a fyre in to Iuda, which shal consume the palaces
6 Thus sayeth the LORDE: For thre & foure wickednesses of
, I wil not spare him: because he hath solde the rightuous for money, and the
poore for shues.
7 They treade vpon poore mens heades in the dust of the earth, & croke
the wayes off the meke. The sonne and the father go to the harlot, to dishonoure
my holy name:
8 they lye besyde euery aulter vpon clothes taken to pledge, and in the
house of their goddes they drynke the wyne of the oppressed.
9 Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, that was as hie as the Cedre
trees, and as stronge as the okes: notwithstodinge I destroyed his frute fro
aboue, and his rote from vnder.
10 Agayne: I brought you out of the londe of Egipte, and led you xl.
yeares thorow the wyldernesse, that ye might haue the Amoriters londe in
11 I raysed vp prophetes amonge youre children, and absteyners amonge
youre yoge men. Is it not so, o ye children of Israel, sayeth the LORDE?
12 Bt ye gaue the absteyners wyne to drynke, yee ye comaunded the
prophetes, sayenge: Prophecy not.
13 Bholde, I wil crasshe you in sonder, like as a
crassheth, yt is full of sheaues:
14 so that ye swifte shall not escape, nether the stronge be able to do
eny thynge: no, the giaunte shal not saue his owne life.
15 The archer shall not abyde, and the swifte off fote shall not escape.
The horsma shal not saue his life,
16 & he that is as maly of stomack as a giaunte, shall in that daye be
fayne to runne his waye naked, sayeth the LORDE.
1 Heare, what the LORDE speaketh vnto you (o ye children of
) namely, vnto all ye trybes, who I brought out of Egipte, and sayde:
2 You only haue I accepted from all the generacions off the earth:
therfore will I vyset you in all youre wickednesses.
3 Maye twaine walke together excepte they be agreed amonge them selues?
4 Doth a
roare in the wodde, excepte he haue a pray? Or crieth a
whelpe out of his denne, excepte he haue gotten somthige?
5 Doth a byrde fall in a snare vpo ye earth where no fouler is? Taketh a
man his snare vp from the grounde, afore he catche somwhat?
6 Crie they out Alarum with the trompet in the cite, and the people not
afrayed? Commeth there eny plage in a cite, without it be the LORDES doinge?
7 Now doth the LORDE God no maner of thinge, but he telleth his secrete
before vnto his seruauntes ye prophetes.
8 When a
roareth, who will not be afrayed? Seynge then that the LORDE God himself
speaketh, who will not prophecy?
9 Preach in the palaces at Asdod, and in the palaces off the londe off
Egipte, and saye: gather you together vpon the moutaynes off Samaria, so shall
ye se greate murthur and violent oppression amonge them: for why, they regarde
not the thinge that is right,
10 sayeth the LORDE: they gather together euell gotten goodes, and laye vp
robbery in their houses.
11 Therfore, thus sayeth the LORDE God: This londe shalbe troubled and
beseged roude aboute, thy strength shalbe plucte from the, and thy palaces
12 Thus saieth the LORDE: like as an hyrdeman taketh two legges or a pece
off an eare out off the
mouth: Euen so the children of
(that dwell in
, hauynge their couches in the corner, and their beddes at
) shalbe plucte awaye.
13 Heare, and beare recorde in the house of Iacob (sayeth the LORDE God of
14 that when I begynne to vyset the wickednesse of
, I will vyset ye aulters at
also: so that the hornes of the aulter shalbe broken of, & fall to the
15 As for the wynter house and sommer house, I will smyte them downe: and
the houses of yuery, yee and many other houses shal perish, and be destroyed,
sayeth the LORDE.
1 Heare this worde, o ye fat kyne, that be vpon the hill of
: ye that do poore me wronge, and oppresse the nedy: ye that saye to youre
lordes: brynge hyther, let vs drynke.
2 Therfore the LORDE hath sworne by his holynesse: The dayes shall come
vpon you, that ye shalbe lift vp vpo speares, and youre posterite caried awaye
in fyssher pannes.
3 Ye shall get you out at the gappes one after another, and in Armon shal
ye be cast awaye, sayeth the LORDE.
4 Ye came to
for to worke vngraciousnes, and haue increased youre synnes at Galgal. Ye
brought youre sacrifices in the mornynge, and youre tythes vnto the thirde daye.
5 Ye made a thakofferinge off leuen, ye promised frewillofferinges, and
proclamed them. Soch lust had ye, o ye children of
, sayeth the LORDE God.
6 Therfore haue I geuen you ydle teth in all youre cities, &
scarcenesse off bred in all youre places: yet will ye not turne vnto me, sayeth
7 Whe there were but thre monethes vnto ye haruest, I withelde the rayne
from you: yee I rayned vpo one cite, and not vpo another one pece off grounde
was moystured with rayne, and the grounde that I rayned not vpon, was drye.
8 Wherfore two (yee thre) cities came vnto one, to drynke water: but they
were not satisfied, yet will ye not turne vnto me, sayeth ye LORDE.
9 I haue smyten you with drouth and blastinge: and loke how many orchardes,
vinyardes, fygetrees and olyue trees ye had: ye catirpiller hath eaten them vp.
But yet will ye not turne vnto me, sayeth the LORDE.
10 Pestilence haue I sent amoge you, as I dyd in Egipte: youre yonge men
haue I slayen wt ye swerde, and caused youre horses be taken captyue: I made the
stynckinge sauoure of youre tentes to come vp in to youre nostrels: Yet wil ye
not turne vnto me, sayeth the LORDE.
11 Some off you haue I ouerthrowen? as I ouerthrewe Sodome & Gomorre:
so that ye were as a brande plucte out of the fyre. Yet will ye not turne vnto
me, sayeth the LORDE.
12 Therfore, thus will I handle the agayne (O Israel) ye euen thus will I
handle the. Make the ready then to mete thy God, o
13 For lo, he maketh the mountaynes, he ordeneth the wynde, he sheweth man
what he is aboute to do: he maketh the mornynge and the darcknesse, he treadeth
vpo the hye places off the earth: ye LORDE God of hoostes is his name.
1 Heare this worde (o ye house of
) and why? I must make this mone for you:
2 The vyrgin
shall fall, & neuer ryse vp agayne: she shall be cast downe vpon hir owne
grounde, and no man shal helpe hir vp.
3 For thus sayeth ye LORDE God: Where as there dwelt a M. in one cite,
there shalbe left scarce an C. therin: and where yere dwelt an C. there shal
scarce ten be left for the house off
4 Neuertheles, thus sayeth the LORDE vnto ye house of
: Seke after me, ad ye shal lyue,
5 but seke not after
. Come not at Galgal, and go not to Bersaba: for Galgal shall be caried awaye
shal come to naught.
6 Seke the LORDE, yt ye maye lyue: lest the house of Ioseph be brent with
fyre and cosumed, and lest there be none to quench
7 Ye turne the lawe to wormwod, and cast downe rightuousnes vnto the grounde.
8 The LORDE maketh the vij. starres and the Oryons, he turneth the night
in to daye, and off the daye he maketh darcknesse. He calleth ye waters of the
see, and poureth them out vpon the playne grounde: the LORDE is his name.
9 He rayseth destruccion vpon the mightie people, & bryngeth downe the
10 but they owe him euel will, yt reproueth them openly: and who so
telleth the the playne treuth, they abhorre him.
11 For so moch the as ye oppresse ye poore, and robbe him of his best
sustenaunce: therfore, where as ye haue buylded houses off square stone, ye
shall not dwell in them. Maruelos pleasaunt vynyardes shall ye plante, but the
wyne of the shal ye not drynke: and why?
12 as for the multitude of youre wickednesses and youre stoute synnes, I
knowe them right well. Enemies are ye off the rightuous, ye take rewardes, ye
oppresse the poore in iudgment.
13 Therfore the wyse must now be fayne to holde his tuge, so wicked a tyme
14 Seke after the thinge that is good, & not euell, so shall ye lyue:
yee the LORDE God off hoostes shal be with you, acordinge to youre owne desyre.
15 Hate the euell, and loue the good: set vp right agayne in the porte:
& (no doute) the LORDE God of hoostes shall be mercifull vnto the remnaunt
16 Yff no (sayeth the LORDE God, the God of hoostes) there shal be
mourninge in all stretes, yee they shal saye i euery strete: alas, alas. They
shall call the housbonde man to lamentacio, and soch as can mourne, to mournynge.
17 In all vynyardes there shal be heuynesse, for I will come amonge you,
sayeth the LORDE.
18 Wo be vnto them that desyre the daye off ye LORDE: Wherfore wolde ye
haue it? As for that daye of the LORDE, it shalbe darcke ad not cleare:
19 Yee like as when a ma runeth fro a lyon, and a Beer meteth with him:
or, whe he commeth into the house, and leeneth his honde vpon the wall, a
serpent byteth him.
20 Shall not the daye of the LORDE be darcke, and not cleare? shal it not
be cloudy, and no shyne in it?
21 I hate and abhorre youre holy dayes, ad where as ye cense me when ye
come together I will not accepte it.
22 And though ye offre me brentofferinges and meatofferinges, yet haue I
no pleasure therin: As for youre fat thankofferynges, I wil not loke vpon them.
23 Awaye with that noyse of thy songes, I wil not heare thy playes of musick:
24 but se that equyte flowe as the water, and rightuousnesse as a mightie
25 O ye house of
, gaue ye me offeringes and sacrifices those xl. yeares longe in the wyldernesse?
26 Yet haue ye set vp tabernacles to youre Moloch, and ymages of youre
Idols, Yee ad the starre of youre god Rempha, figures which ye made to worshipe
27 Therfore wil I cause you be caried awaye beyonde
, sayeth the LORDE, whose name is the God off hoostes.
1 Wo be to the proude welthy in Sio, to soch as thinke the so sure vpon ye
? which holde them selues for the best of the worlde, and rule the house of
, eue as they list.
2 Go vnto Calne, and se: and from thence get you to Hemath the greate
cite, and so go downe to
of the Philistines: be they better at ease then these kyngdomes, or the border
of their londe wyder then yours?
3 Ye are taken out for the euel daye, euen ye that syt in the stole of
4 Ye that lye vpon beddes off yuery, and vse youre wantonnesse vpon youre
couches: ye that eate the best lambes of ye flocke, and the fattest calues off
5 ye that synge to the lute, and in playenge off instrumentes compare
youre selues vnto Dauid:
6 ye that drynke wyne out of goblettes, & anoynte youre selues with
the best oyle, but no man is sory for Ioseps hurte.
7 Therfore now shall ye be the first of them, that shal be led awaye
captyue, and the lusty chere of the wylfull shall come to an ende.
8 The LORDE God hath sworne euen by himself (sayeth the LORDE God of
hoostes:) I hate the pryde of Iacob, and I abhorre his palaces: and I wil geue
ouer the cite, wt all that is therin:
9 so that though there remayne ten men in one house, they shal dye.
10 So their nexte kynsfolckes and the deed buriers shall take them, and
awaye their bones, and saye vnto him, that is in the ynnermer house: is there
yet eny mo by ye? And he shal answere: they are all gone, holde thy tunge (shall
he saye) for they wolde not remembre the name of the LORDE.
11 Beholde, the LORDE is mynded to smyte the greate houses, so that they
shall decaye: ad the litle houses, that they shall cleue a sunder.
12 Who can runne with horses, or plowe wt oxen vpon the harde rockes off
stone? For why, ye haue turned true iudgment in to bytternesse, and the frute of
rightuousnesse in to wormwod:
13 Yee euen ye, that reioyse in vayne thynges: ye that saye: haue not we
optayned hornes in oure owne strength?
14 Well, take hede, o ye house off
, sayeth the LORDE God of hoostes: I wil brynge a people vpo you, which shall
trouble you, from the waye that goeth towarde Hemath, vnto the broke in the
1 The LORDE God shewed me soch a vision: beholde, there stode one that
made gresshoppers, euen when the corne was shutynge forth, after the kynge had
clipte his shepe.
2 Now when they vndertoke to eate vp all the grene thinges in ye lode, I
sayde: O LORDE God, be mercifull, I beseke the: who shulde els helpe vp Iacob,
that is brought so lowe?
3 So the LORDE was gracious therin, and the LORDE sayde: well, it shall
4 Agayne, ye LORDE shewed me this vision: beholde, the LORDE God called
the fyre to punysh withall, and it deuoured the greate depe: yee it consumed a
5 Then sayde I: O LORDE God, holde thyne honde: for who shulde els helpe
vp Iacob that is brought so lowe?
6 So the LORDE was merciful therin, and the LORDE God sayde: well, it shal
7 Morouer, he shewed me this vision: beholde, the LORDE stode vpon a
plastered wall, & a masons trowell in his hode.
8 And the LORDE sayde vnto me: Amos, what seist thou? I answered: a masons
trowell. Then sayde the LORDE: beholde, I will laye the trowell amoge my people
, and will nomore ouersee them:
9 but the hye hilchapels off Isaac must be layed waist, and the churches
made desolate: and as for the house of Ieroboam, I will stonde vp agaynst it
with the swerde.
10 Vpon this sent Amasias the prest to
vnto Ieroboam the kinge of
, sayenge: Amos maketh the house off
to rebell agaynst the, the londe ca not awaye with his wordes.
11 For Amos sayeth: Ieroboam shall dye with the swerde, and
shall be led awaye captyue out of their owne londe.
12 And Amasias sayde vnto Amos: Get the hence (thou that cast se so well)
and fle in to the londe of Iuda: get the there thy lyuynge, and prophecy there:
13 and prophecy nomore at
, for it is the kynges chapel, and the kynges courte.
14 Amos answered, and sayde to Amasias: As for me, I am nether prophet,
ner prophetes sonne: but a keper of catell. Now as I was breakynge downe
molberies, and goynge after the catell,
15 the LORDE toke me, & sayde vnto me: Go thy waye, and prophecy vnto
my people of
16 And therfore, heare thou now the worde off the LORDE: Thou saiest:
prophecy not agaynst
, and speake nothinge agaynst the house off Isaac.
17 Wherfore thus sayeth the LORDE: Thy wife shalbe defyled in ye cite, yi
sonnes and doughters shalbe slayne with the swerde, and thy londe shalbe
measured out with the lyne: Thou thy self shalt dye in an vnclene londe, and
shalbe dryuen out off his owne countre.
1 The LORDE God shewed me me this vision: and beholde, there was a maude
with sommer frute.
2 And he sayde: Amos, what seist thou? I answered: a maude with sommer
frute. Then sayde the LORDE vnto me: the ende commeth vpon my people of
, I wil nomore ouersee them.
3 In that daye shall the songes off the temple be turned in to sorow,
sayeth the LORDE God. Many deed bodyes shal lye in euery place, & be cast
4 Heare this, O ye yt oppresse the poore, and destroye the nedy in ye londe,
5 Whan will the new moneth be gone, that we maye sell vytale, and ye
Sabbath, that we maye haue scarcenesse of corne: to make the busshel lesse, and
the Sycle greater?
6 We shall set vp false waightes, yt we maye get the poore vnder vs with
their money, and the nedy also for shues: yee let vs sell the chaffe for corne.
7 The LORDE hath sworne agaynst the pryde of Iacob: these workes of theirs
will I neuer forget.
8 Shal not the londe tremble, and all they that dwell therin, mourne for
this? Shal not their destruccion come vpon them like a water streame, &
flowe ouer the, as the floude of Egipte?
9 At the same tyme (sayeth the LORDE God) I shall cause ye Sone to go
downe at noone, and the londe to be darcke in the cleare daye.
10 Youre hye feastes will I turne to sorow, and youre songes to mournynge:
I wil brynge sack cloth vpo all backes, & baldnes vpo euery heade: yee soch
a mournynge wil I sende them, as is made vpon an only begotten sonne, and they
shall haue a miserable ende.
11 Beholde, the tyme commeth (sayeth the LORDE God) yt I shal sende an
huger in to ye earth: not the hunger of bred, ner the thyrst of water: but an
hunger to heare the worde off the LORDE:
12 so that they shal go from the one see to the other, yee from ye north
vnto ye east, runnynge aboute to seke the worde of ye LORDE, and shal not fynde
13 In that tyme, shal the fayre virgins and the yonge men perish for thyrst,
14 yee euen they that sweare in the offence off
, and saye: as truly as thy God lyueth at Dan, and as truly as ye God lyueth at
Bersaba. These shal fall, and neuer ryse vp agayne.
1 I sawe the LORDE stondinge vpon the aulter, and he sayde: smyte the dore
cheke, that the postes maye shake withall. For their couetousnesse shal fall
vpon all their heades, and their posterite shalbe slayne with the swerde. They
shall not fle awaye, there shall not one off them escape, ner be delyuered.
2 Though they were buryed in the hell, my honde shal fetch them from
thence: though they clymme vp to heauen, yet shal I cast them downe:
3 though they hyde them selues vpo the toppe of Carmel, yet shal I seke
them out, and brynge them from thence: Though they crepe downe fro my sight in
to the depe of the see, I shal comaude the serpente, euen there to byte them.
4 Yff they go awaye before their enemies i to captyuyte, then shall I
commaunde the swerde, there to slaye them. Thus wil I set myne eyes vpon them,
for their harme and not for their wealth.
5 For when the LORDE God of hoostes toucheth a londe, it cosumeth awaye,
and all they that dwell therin, must nedes mourne: And why? their destruccion
shal aryse as euery streame and runne ouer them, as the floude in Egipte.
6 He that hath his dwellinge in heauen, ad groundeth his tabernacle in the
earth: He that calleth the waters of the see, and poureth them out vpon the
playne grounde: his name is the LORDE.
7 O ye children off
, are ye not vnto me, euen as the Morians, sayeth the LORDE? haue not I brought
out off the londe off Egipte, the Philistynes from Capthor, and the Sirians fro
8 Beholde, the eyes of the LORDE are vpon the realme that synneth, to rote
it clene out of the earth: Neuertheles, I will not vterly destroye the house of
Iacob, saieth the LORDE.
9 For lo, this I promyse: though I siffte ye house of Israel amonge all
nacions (like as they vse to sifte in a syue) yet shall not ye smallest grauel
stone fall vpo the earth:
10 But all the wicked doers of my people, that saye: Tush, the plage is
not so nye, to come so hastely vpon vs: those shal perish with the swerde.
11 At that tyme wil I buylde agayne the tabernacle off Dauid, that is
fallen downe, and hedge vp his gappes: and loke what is broke, I shal repayre
it: Yee I shal buylde it agayne, as it was a fore tyme,
12 yt they maye possesse the remnaunt of Edom, yee and all soch people as
call vpon my name wt the, saieth the LORDE, which doth these thinges.
13 Beholde, the tyme commeth (saieth the LORDE) that the plowman shal
ouertake ye mower, and ye treader off grapes, him that soweth sede. The
mountaynes shall droppe swete wyne, and the hilles shall be frutefull,
14 and I wil turne the captyuyte of my people of
: they shal repayre the waist cities, & haue the in possessio: they shal
plante vinyardes, ad drynke the wyne therof: they shal make gardens, and enioye
the frutes off the.
15 And I wil plate them vpo their owne groude, so that I will neuer rote
them out agayne from their londe, which I haue geuen the sayeth the LORDE thy