“This is what the sovereign Lord says: “You will drink your sister’s deep and wide cup; 1 you will be scorned and derided, for it holds a great deal.
“As for you, son of man, prophesy and say, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says concerning the Ammonites and their coming humiliation; 1 say: “‘A sword, a sword drawn for slaughter, polished to consume, 2 to flash like lightning –
Amaziah the priest of Bethel 1 sent this message 2 to King Jeroboam of Israel: “Amos is conspiring against you in the very heart of the kingdom of Israel! 3 The land cannot endure all his prophecies. 4
Solomon consecrated the middle of the courtyard that is in front of the Lord’s temple. He offered burnt sacrifices, grain offerings, 1 and the fat from the peace offerings there, because the bronze altar that Solomon had made was too small to hold all these offerings. 2