Amos 9

1 I saw the Lord (Adonai) 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 (sheol), 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 hidden 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 Lord (Adonai) יהוה of hosts (YHWH Tsevaot) is He who 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 (Mitsrayim).

6 It is He that buildeth His stories in the heaven, and hath founded His troop in the earth; He who calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: יהוה is His name.

7 “Are you not as children of the Ethiopians (Kushim) unto Me, O children of Yisrael?” saith יהוה. “Have not I brought up Yisrael out of the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim)? And the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians (Arammim) from Kir?

8 Behold, the eyes of Lord (Adonai) יהוה are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob (Yaaqov),” saith יהוה.

9 “For, behold, I will command, and I will sift the house of Yisrael 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, who say, ‘The disaster (raah) shall not overtake nor prevent us.’

11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of Dawid 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 nations, which are called by My name,” saith יהוה that doeth this.

13 “Behold, the days come,” saith יהוה, “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 Yisrael, 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 יהוה your God (Elohim).