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5Q4 Amos

Language: Hebrew

Date: Before 68 A.D.

Location: Qumran Cave 5

Contents: Amos 1:2-5


Amos 1

He said:

“Yahweh will roar from Zion,

and utter his voice from Jerusalem;

and the pastures of the shepherds will mourn,

and the top of Carmel will wither

Yahweh says:

“For three transgressions of Damascus, yes, for four,

I will not turn away its punishment;

because they have threshed the pregnant women of Gilead with threshing instruments of iron;

but I will send a fire into the house of Hazael,

and it will devour the palaces of Ben Hadad.

I will break the bar of Damascus,

and cut off the inhabitant from the valley of Aven,

and him who holds the scepter from the house of Eden;

and the people of Syria shall go into captivity to Kir,”

says Yahweh.


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