"Hear this word that Jehovah has spoken concerning YOU, O sons of Israel, concerning the whole family that I brought up out of the land of Egypt, saying, ‘YOU people only have I known out of all the families of the ground. That is why I shall hold an acounting against YOU for all YOUR errors.
PUBLISH it on [the] dwelling towers in Ash′dod and on [the] dwelling towers in the land of Egypt, and say: “Be gathered together against the mountains of Sa·mar′i·a, and see the many disorders in the midst of her and cases of defrauding inside her. And they have not known how to do what is straightforward,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “those who are storing up violence and despoiling in their dwelling towers.”’
"Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, ‘There is an adversary even round about the land, and he will certainly bring your strength down from you, and your dwelling towers will actually be plundered.’
"This is what Jehovah has said, ‘Just as the shepherd snatches away from the mouth of the lion two shanks or a piece of an ear, so the sons of Israel will be snatched away, those sitting in Sa·mar′i·a on a splendid couch and on a Dam·a·scene′ divan.’
'HEAR and give witness in the house of Jacob,’ is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, the God of the armies. 'For, in the day of my holding an accounting for the revolts of Israel against him, I will also hold an accounting against the altars of Beth′el; and the horns of the altar will certainly be cut off and must fall to the earth. And I will strike down the winter house in addition to the summer house.’
“‘And the houses of ivory will have to perish, and many houses will have to come to their finish,’ is the utterance of Jehovah.”
Amos 3:1-2; 9-15, NWT
“The pronouncement against Damascus: “Look! Damascus removed from being a city, and she has become a heap, a decaying ruin. The cities of A·ro′er that have been left behind become mere places for droves, where they actually lie down, with no one to make [them] tremble. And the fortified city has been made to cease out of E′phra·im, and the kingdom out of Damascus; and those of Syria remaining over will become just like the glory of the sons of Israel,” is the utterance of Jehovah of armies.”
-Isaiah 17:1-3, NWT
“Gather yourselves together, yes, do the gathering, O nation not paling in shame. Before [the] statute gives birth to [anything], [before the] day has passed by just like chaff, before there comes upon YOU people the burning anger of Jehovah, before there comes upon YOU the day of Jehovah’s anger, seek Jehovah, all YOU meek ones of the earth, who have practiced His own judicial decision. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. Probably YOU may be concealed in the day of Jehovah’s anger. For, as regards Ga′za, an abandoned [city] is what she will become; and Ash′ke·lon is to be a desolate waste. As regards Ash′dod, at high noon they will drive her out; and as regards Ek′ron, she will be uprooted.”
“Woe to those inhabiting the region of the sea, the nation of Cher′e·thites! The word of Jehovah is against YOU people. O Ca′naan, the land of the Phi·lis′tines, I will also destroy you, so that there will be no inhabitant.”
-Zephaniah 2:1-5, NWT
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"This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, ‘For the reason that Mo′ab and Se′ir have said: “Look! The house of Judah is like all the other nations," therefore here I am opening the slope of Mo′ab at the cities, at his cities to his frontier, the decoration of [the] land, Beth-jesh′i·moth, Ba′al-me′on, even to Kir·i·a·tha′im, to the Orientals, alongside the sons of Am′mon; and I will make it something to possess, in order that it may not be remembered,[that is,] the sons of Am′mon, among the nations. And in Mo′ab I shall execute acts of judgment; and they will have to know that I am Jehovah.’”
-Ezekiel 25:-11, NWT
The the historical name for a mountainous strip of land in Jordan. The land lies alongside much of the eastern shore of the Dead Sea. The existence of the Kingdom of Moab is attested to by numerous archeological findings, most notably the Mesha Stele, which describes the Moabite victory over an unnamed son of King Omri of Israel. The Moabite capital was Dibon. According to the Bible, Moab was often in conflict with its Israelite neighbours to the west.
Despite a scarcity of archaeological evidence, the existence of Moab prior to the rise of the Israelite state has been deduced from a colossal statue erected at Luxor by Pharaoh Ramesses II, in the 13th century BCE, which lists Mu’ab among a series of nations conquered during a campaign (source)
“Was it sacrifices and gift offerings that YOU people brought near to me in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel? And YOU will certainly carry Sak′kuth YOUR king and Kai′wan, YOUR images, the star of YOUR god, whom YOU made for yourselves. And I will cause YOU to go into exile beyond Damascus,’ he whose name is Jehovah the God of armies has said.”
-Amos 5:25-27, NWT
(Sak’kuth) [booth; literally, Sik kuth’ according to the Masoretic text), the name being purposely vocalized to correspond with the Hebrew word shiq quts’ (disgusting thing) ]. Possibly an astral deity, as suggested by the fact that “Sakkuth” is put in a parallelism with the phrase “the star of your god.” (Amos 5:26) Perhaps Sakkuth is to be identified with “Sakkut,” this being the Babylonian designation for Saturn (a star god). However, in the Septuagint Version the expression “Sakkuth your king” reads “the tent of Moloch,” and Stephen, who probably quoted the Septuagint, also used the words “the tent of Moloch.” (Acts 7:43) This suggests that “Sakkuth” may be understood as denoting a portable shrine, a tent or booth, in which the idol image of Moloch was housed.
(Kai’wan) [literally, Ki yun’ (according to the Masoretic text) Apparently a star-god, as indicated by the fact that the name Kaiwan is put in a parallelism with “the star of your god.” (Am 5:26) Evidently the Akkadian star kaimanu or kaiwanu is meant, since this occurs in Akkadian inscriptions as the name of Saturn (a star-god). In the Masoretic text the name was intentionally vowel pointed to correspond with the Hebrew wordshiq·quts′ (disgusting thing). In the Greek Septuagint, “Kaiwan” is rendered Rhai·phan′,presumably the Egyptian designation for Saturn; and in Stephen’s quotation, at Acts 7:43, Rhom·pha′ appears in the Westcott and Hort Greek text.
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