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God's Justice Against Israel's Hypocrisy

Ted VinatieriTed Vinatieri, May 21, 2012
Part of the Amos series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

New Life Community Church, Stafford, VA

Amos 2:6-16

6Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes- 7they 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 go unto the [same] maiden, to profane my holy name: 8and they lay themselves down beside every altar upon clothes taken in pledge; and in the house of their God they drink the wine of such as have been fined. 9Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath. 10Also I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and led you forty years in the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite. 11And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazirites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith Jehovah. 12But ye gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not. 13Behold, I will press [you] in your place, as a cart presseth that is full of sheaves. 14And flight shall perish from the swift; and the strong shall not strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself; 15neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver [himself]; neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself; 16and he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith Jehovah. (ASV)

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