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Amos 9:3-5 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

If they hide at the top of Mount Carmel,[a]
    I will find them there and take them from that place.
If they try to hide from me at the bottom of the sea,
    I will command the snake, and it will bite them.
If they are captured and taken away by their enemies,
    I will command the sword,
    and it will kill them there.
Yes, I will watch over them,
    but I will watch for ways to give them troubles,
    not for ways to do good things.”

Punishment Will Destroy the People

The Lord God All-Powerful will touch the land,
    and the land will melt.
    Then all the people who live in the land will cry for the dead.
The land will rise and fall
    like the Nile River in Egypt.

Footnotes:

  1. Amos 9:3 Mount Carmel A mountain in northern Israel. This name means “God’s vineyard.” This shows that it was a very fertile hill.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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