As we continue on in the discovery of this prophecy concerning that which will befall the house of Yisra’el in the latter days, let us now review the words of Amoc.
Amoc (Amos) 2:6-8
Thus says YAHUAH; For three transgressions of Yisra’el, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes; 7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name: 8 And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god.
The reasons for judgment are interesting. It is an inference here that the house of Yisra’el sees no offense in these things, because in their essence, they disregard certain mitzvoth of the Torah, and the mitzvoth that are disregarded are obscure, yet egregious. In each instance, the house of Yisra’el seeks after material things or things of the flesh, selling the righteous for silver and the poor for a pair of shoes. The greed is so intense, they pant after even the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and they turn away the meek.
Amoc (Amos) 3:1-2
Hear this word that YAHUAH has spoken against you, O children of Yisra’el, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Mitsrayim, saying, 2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for את (eth) all your iniquities.
Amoc (Amos) 3:13-15
Hear ye, and testify in the house of Ya`aqov, says ADONAI YAHUAH, the ELOHIYM TSEVA’OT, 14 That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Yisra’el upon him I will also visit the altars of Beyt’el: and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground. 15 And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, says YAHUAH.
Amoc (Amos) 5:1-8
Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Yisra’el. 2 The virgin of Yisra’el is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up. 3 For thus says ADONAI YAHUAH; The city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Yisra’el. 4 For thus says YAHUAH unto the house of Yisra’el, Seek ye me, and ye shall live: 5 But seek not Beyt’el, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Be`ersheva: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Beyt’el shall come to nought. 6 Seek את (eth)-YAHUAH, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Yoceph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Beyt’el. 7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth, 8 Seek him that makes the seven stars and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and makes the day dark with night: that calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the face of the earth: YAHUAH is his name:
Amoc (Amos) 5:12-15
For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right. 13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time. 14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so YAHUAH, the ELOHIYM TSEVA’OT, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. 15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that YAHUAH ELOHIYM TSEVA’OT will be gracious unto the remnant of Yoceph.
Before we leave all of these prophecies, we remember that phrase in Hebrew: kee tov, kee l’olam chesed. For he is good, and his mercy endures forever. Consider the words given to Mosheh:
Vayiqra (Leviticus) 20:24-26
But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that flows with milk and honey: I am YAHUAH ELOHAYKA, which have separated you from other people. 25 Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. 26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I YAHUAH am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
Vayiqra (Leviticus) 26:40-46
If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their transgression which they transgressed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; 41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: 42 Then will I remember my covenant with Ya`aqov, and also my covenant with Yitschaq, and also my covenant with Avraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. 43 The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her Shabbathot, while she lies desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes. 44 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am YAHUAH their ELOHIYM. 45 But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Mitsrayim in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their ELOHIYM: I am YAHUAH. 46 These are the commandments and judgments and Torah, which YAHUAH made between him and the children of Yisra’el in Mount Ciynay by the hand of Mosheh.
Baruch atah YAHUAH, ELOHAYNU melek ha’olam!