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The Book of the Prophet Amos :

Amos 1:1 - Amos was a shepherd and farmer from Tekoa, a village about 12 miles south of Jerusalem. Uzziah was king of Judah, Jeroboam II king of Israel, so the date was somewhere between 792 BC and 753 BC.
Amos 1:3 - 7:9 is the prophecy or sermon which Amos preached in the royal chapel at Bethel, in the northern kigdom of Israel
Amos 1:3-5 : Amos pronounces judgment against Damascus
Amos 1:6-8 : Amos pronounces judgment against the Philistine cities
Amos 1:9-10 : Amos pronounces judgment against Tyre
Amos 1:11-12 : Amos pronounces judgment against the Edomites
Amos 1:13-15 : Amos pronounces judgment against the Ammonites
Amos 2:1-3 : Amos pronounces judgment against Moabites
Amos 2:4-5 : Amos pronounces judgment against Jerusalem and Judah
After hearing the denunciations of 1:3 - 2:5 the Israelites were probably shouting "Yea, God, go zap those foreigners!".
Amos 2:6 - 7:9 - Then Amos turns around and shows the Israelites that they are just as bad, or even worse, and are headed for the same judgment.
Amos 7:10-11 - Amaziah, the priest at Bethel, accused Amos of conspiracy against the king because Amos was trying to warn everyone of what was about to happen
Amos 7:12-13 - Amaziah tried to stop Amos prophesying
Amos 7:14-17 - Amos replied with a personal prophecy for Amaziah
Amos, chapters 8 & 9 - Amos continues his prophecy
Amos 9:11-15 - Amos looks beyond the coming judgment and destruction, to the time when Israel would return, and Jerusalem would be restored.

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