Amos

Amos (Ay´muhs)

The book of, one of the twelve Minor Prophets of the OT. The prophet Amos was a native of Tekoa in Judah and was active in the Northern Kingdom (Israel) during the eighth century BCE. His oracles of doom are noted for their particular concern with social justice.


Outline of Contents

Amos

I. Superscription and motto (Amos 1:1-2)

II. Prophetic speeches (Amos 1:3-6:14)

A. Prophecies against the nations and Israel (Amos 1:3-2:16)

B. Prophecies of punishment (Amos 3:1-6:14)

III. Vision reports and prophecies (Amos 7:1-9:15)

A. Three vision reports (Amos 7:1-9:9)

B. Story of prophetic conflict (Amos 7:10-17)

C. Two vision reports and prophecies of punishment (Amos 8:1-9:8)

D. Prophecies of salvation (Amos 9:8-15)

Amos 1:1-2

1The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of King Uzziah of Judah and in the days of King Jeroboam so ... View more

Amos 1:3-6:14

3Thus says the Lord:
For three transgressions of Damascus,
and for four, I will not revoke the punishment;
because they have threshed Gilead
with threshing sled ... View more

Amos 1:3-2:16

3Thus says the Lord:
For three transgressions of Damascus,
and for four, I will not revoke the punishment;
because they have threshed Gilead
with threshing sled ... View more

Amos 3:1-6:14

Israel's Guilt and Punishment
1Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, O people of Israel, against the whole family that I brought up out of the la ... View more

Amos 7:1-9:15

Locusts, Fire, and a Plumb Line
1This is what the Lord GOD showed me: he was forming locusts at the time the latter growth began to sprout (it was the latter gr ... View more

Amos 7:1-9:9

Locusts, Fire, and a Plumb Line
1This is what the Lord GOD showed me: he was forming locusts at the time the latter growth began to sprout (it was the latter gr ... View more

Amos 7:10-17

Amaziah Complains to the King
10Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the very center ... View more

Amos 8:1-9:8

The Basket of Fruit
1This is what the Lord GOD showed me—a basket of summer fruit.2He said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” The ... View more

Amos 9:8-15

8The eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom,
and I will destroy it from the face of the earth
—except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jac ... View more

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