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“TRULY THE GOD OF YOU MEN IS A GOD OF GODS AND A LORD OF KINGS AND A REVEALER OF SECRETS, BECAUSE YOU WERE ABLE TO REVEAL THIS SECRET.”
- Daniel 2:47, NWT

“GROWN MEN CAN LEARN FROM VERY LITTLE CHILDREN, FOR THE HEARTS OF LITTLE CHILDREN ARE PURE. THEREFORE THE GREAT SPIRIT MAY SHOW TO THEM MANY THINGS WHICH OLDER PEOPLE MISS.”

“GRANDFATHER, GREAT SPIRIT, ONCE MORE BEHOLD ME ON EARTH AND LEAN TO HEAR MY FEEBLE VOICE.”
-Black Elk

"ART AS EXPRESSION
NOT AS MARKET CAMPAIGNS
WILL STILL CAPTURE OUR IMAGINATIONS-
GIVEN THE SAME
STATE OF INTEGRITY
IT WILL SURELY HELP US ALONG."
-Neil Peart

“BUT LET THE ONE BRAGGING ABOUT HIMSELF BRAG ABOUT HIMSELF BECAUSE OF THIS VERY THING, THE HAVING OF INSIGHT AND THE HAVING OF KNOWLEDGE OF ME, THAT I AM JEHOVAH, THE ONE EXERCISING LOVING-KINDNESS, JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE EARTH; FOR IN THESE THINGS I DO TAKE DELIGHT.”
-Jeremiah 9:28, NWT

DEDICATED TO MAN'S LOVING CREATOR, WHO HAS WILLED A PERFECT GOVERNMENT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS OVER THE EARTH

“Will two walk together unless they have met by appointment? Will a lion roar in the forest when it has no prey? Will a young maned lion give forth its voice from its hiding place if it has caught nothing at all? Will a bird fall into a trap on the earth when there is no snare for it? Does a trap go up from the ground when it has absolutely caught nothing? If a horn is blown in a city, do not also the people themselves tremble? If a calamity occurs in the city, is it not also Jehovah who has acted? For the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will not do a thing unless he has revealed his confidential matter to his servants the prophets. There is a lion that has roared! Who will not be afraid? The Sovereign Lord Jehovah himself has spoken! Who will not prophesy?’”

—   Amos 3:3-8, NWT

"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 words of A′mos, who happened to be among the sheep raisers from Te·ko′a, which he visioned concerning Israel in the days of Uz·zi′ah the king of Judah and in the days of Jer·o·bo′am the son of Jo′ash, the king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. And he proceeded to say:

“Jehovah—out of Zion he will roar, and out of Jerusalem he will give forth his voice; and the pasture grounds of the shepherds must go to mourning, and the summit of Car′mel must dry up.

—   Amos 1:1-2, 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

“This is what Jehovah has said, ‘“On account of three revolts of Damascus, and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of their threshing Gil′e·ad even with iron threshing instruments. And I will send a fire onto the house of Haz′a·el, and it must devour the dwelling towers of Ben-ha′dad. And I will break the bar of Damascus and cut off [the] inhabitant from Bik′ath-a′ven, and the holder of [the] scepter from Beth-e′den; and the people of Syria will have to go as exiles to Kir,” Jehovah has said.”

—   Amos 1:3-5, 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

Gaza City and Ashkelon: Cities Divided By More Than a Border

In the closest Israeli city to Gaza, residents support the invasion

“This is what Jehovah has said, ‘“On account of three revolts of Ga′za, and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of their taking into exile a complete body of exiles to hand over to E′dom. And I will send a fire onto the wall of Ga′za, and it must devour her dwelling towers. And I will cut off [the] inhabitant from Ash′dod, and the holder of [the] scepter from Ash′ke·lon; and I will turn my hand back upon Ek′ron, and the remaining ones of the Phi·lis′tines must perish,” the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said.’”

—   Amos 1:6-8, NWT
"Jacob and Esau"
George Frederick Watts, 1878
“And I shall certainly destroy the wise ones out of E′dom, and discernment out of the mountainous region of E′sau.  And your mighty men must become terrified, O Te′man, for the reason that each one will be cut off from the mountainous region of E′sau, because of a killing.  Because of the violence to your brother Jacob, shame will cover you, and you will have to be cut off to time indefinite.  In the day when you stood off on the side, in the day when strangers took his military force into captivity and [when] outright foreigners entered his gate and over Jerusalem they cast lots, you also were like one of them.
“And you ought not to watch the sight in the day of your brother, in the day of his misfortune; and you ought not to rejoice at the sons of Judah in the day of their perishing; and you ought not to maintain a big mouth in the day of [their] distress.  You ought not to come into the gate of my people in the day of their disaster.  You, even you, ought not to peer at his calamity in the day of his disaster; and you ought not to thrust out a hand upon his wealth in the day of his disaster.  And you ought not to stand at the parting of the ways, in order to cut off his escapees; and you ought not to hand over his survivors in the day of distress.  For the day of Jehovah against all the nations is near.  In the way that you have done, it will be done to you.  Your sort of treatment will return upon your own head.  For in the way that YOU people have drunk upon my holy mountain, all the nations will keep drinking constantly.  And they will certainly drink and gulp down and become as though they had never happened to be.”
-Obadiah 1:8-16, NWT

"Jacob and Esau"

George Frederick Watts, 1878

And I shall certainly destroy the wise ones out of E′dom, and discernment out of the mountainous region of E′sau.  And your mighty men must become terrified, O Te′man, for the reason that each one will be cut off from the mountainous region of E′sau, because of a killing.  Because of the violence to your brother Jacob, shame will cover you, and you will have to be cut off to time indefinite.  In the day when you stood off on the side, in the day when strangers took his military force into captivity and [when] outright foreigners entered his gate and over Jerusalem they cast lots, you also were like one of them.

“And you ought not to watch the sight in the day of your brother, in the day of his misfortune; and you ought not to rejoice at the sons of Judah in the day of their perishing; and you ought not to maintain a big mouth in the day of [their] distress.  You ought not to come into the gate of my people in the day of their disaster.  You, even you, ought not to peer at his calamity in the day of his disaster; and you ought not to thrust out a hand upon his wealth in the day of his disaster.  And you ought not to stand at the parting of the ways, in order to cut off his escapees; and you ought not to hand over his survivors in the day of distress.  For the day of Jehovah against all the nations is near.  In the way that you have done, it will be done to you.  Your sort of treatment will return upon your own head.  For in the way that YOU people have drunk upon my holy mountain, all the nations will keep drinking constantly.  And they will certainly drink and gulp down and become as though they had never happened to be.”

-Obadiah 1:8-16, NWT

“This is what Jehovah has said, ‘On account of three revolts of E′dom, and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of his pursuing his own brother with the sword, and [because] he ruined his [own] merciful qualities, and his anger keeps tearing away forever; and his fury—he has kept it perpetually. And I will send a fire into Te′man, and it must devour the dwelling towers of Boz′rah.’”

—   Amos 1:11-12, NWT
"The Flight of Moloch"
William Blake, watercolour (1806)
“Of the children of Ammon. Thus saith Jehovah: Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth Malcam possess Gad, and his people well in the cities thereof?
Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard against Rabbah of the children of Ammon; and it shall become a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel possess them that did possess him, saith Jehovah.
Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai is laid waste; cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth: lament, and run to and fro among the fences; for Malcam shall go into captivity, his priests and his princes together.”
-Jeremiah 49:1-3, ASV

This is what Jehovah has said, ‘“On account of three revolts of the sons of Am′mon, and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of their slitting open the pregnant women of Gil′e·ad, for the purpose of widening out their own territory. And I will set fire to the wall of Rab′bah, and it must devour her dwelling towers, with an alarm signal in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of storm wind. And their king must go into exile, he and his princes together,” Jehovah has said.’

But as for me, I had annihilated the Am′or·ite on account of them, whose height was like the height of cedars, and who was vigorous like the massive trees; and I went annihilating his fruitage above and his roots below. And I myself brought YOU people up out of the land of Egypt, and I kept making YOU walk through the wilderness forty years, in order to take possession of the land of the Am′or·ite.

—   Amos 1:9-10;2:9-10, NWT

"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

Moab

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)

“This is what Jehovah has said, ‘“On account of three revolts of Mo′ab, and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of his burning the bones of the king of E′dom for lime. And I will send a fire into Mo′ab, and it must devour the dwelling towers of Ke′ri·oth; and with noise Mo′ab must die, with an alarm signal, with the sound of a horn. And I will cut off [the] judge from the midst of her, and all her princes I shall kill with him,” Jehovah has said.’”

—   Amos 2:1-3, NWT

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

Sakkuth

(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.

Kaiwan

(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 7:43Rhom·pha′ appears in the Westcott and Hort Greek text.

-Aid to Bible Understanding, 1971

This is what Jehovah has said, ‘On account of three revolts of Judah, and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of their rejecting the law of Jehovah, and [because] they did not keep his own regulations; but their lies, after which their forefathers had walked, kept making them wander. And I will send a fire into Judah, and it must devour the dwelling towers of Jerusalem.’

‘On account of three revolts of Israel, and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of their selling someone righteous for mere silver, and someone poor for [the price of] a pair of sandals. They are panting for the dust of [the] earth on the head of lowly persons; and the way of meek people they turn aside; and a man and his own father have gone to the [same] girl, for the purpose of profaning my holy name. And on garments seized as a pledge they stretch themselves out beside every altar; and the wine of those who have been fined they drink at the house of their gods.’

—   Amos 2:4-8, NWT