In Accarin out of Thecue

J E Bradburn


Amos 1:4—2:5

1. The words of Amos which came to him in Accarim out of Thecue, which he saw concerning Jerusalem, in the days of Ozias, king of Juda, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joas king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. 2. And he said, “The Lord has spoken out of Sion, and has uttered His voice out of Jerusalem; and the pastures of the shepherds have mourned, and the top of [Mount] Carmel is dried up.” 3. And the Lord said, “For three sins of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away from it; because they sawed with iron saws the woman with child of the Galaadites [Gileadites] a member of a branch of the Israelite tribe descended from Manasseh [U.S.A]. 

4. And I will send a fire on the house of Azael, and it shall devour the foundations of the son of Ader.  5. “And I will break to pieces the bars of Damascus, and will destroy the inhabitants out of the plain of On (Ono (Hebrew: אונו) was a biblical town of Benjamin in the "plain of Ono" (1 Chron. 8:12; Ezra 2:33). And will cut in pieces a tribe out of the men of Charrian: and the famous people of Syria shall be led captive,” saith the Lord.

6.Thus” saith the Lord; “For three sins of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away from them; because they took prisoners the captivity of Solomon, to shut them up into Idumea.”

7. And I will send forth a fire on the walls of Gaza, and it shall devour its foundations.” 8.And I will destroy the inhabitants out of Azotus (see map), and a tribe shall be cut off from Ascalon, and I will stretch out My hand upon Accaron: (to extend something excessively so that the shape is permanently altered, or be extended in this way) and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish,” saith the Lord. 9. “Thus” saith the Lord; “For three transgressions of Tyre, and for four, I will not turn away from it; because they shut up the prisoners of Solomon into Idumea, and remembered not the covenant of brethren.” 10. “And I will send forth a fire on the walls of Tyre, and it shall devour the foundations of it.” 11. Thus saith the Lord; “For three sins of Idumea, and for four, I will not turn away from them; because they pursued their brother with the sword, and destroyed the mother upon the earth, and summoned up his anger for a testimony, and kept up his fury to the end.” 12. “And I will send forth a fire upon Thaman, and it shall devour the foundations of her walls.” 13. Thus saith the Lord; “For three sins of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away from him; because they ripped up the woman with child of the Galaadites (A branch of the tribe of Manasseh), that they might widen their coasts.” 14. “And I will kindle a fire on the walls of Rabbath, and it shall devour her foundations with shouting in the day of the war, and she shall be shaken (earthquake) in the days of her destruction:”

15. and her kings shall go into captivity, their priests and their rulers together,” saith the Lord.

2:1 Thus saith the Lord; “For three sins of Moab, and for four, I will not turn away from it; because they burnt the bones of the king of Idumea (see map) to lime.” 2:2 “But I will send forth a fire on Moab, and it shall devour the foundations of its cities: and Moab shall perish in weakness, with a shout and with the sound of a trumpet.” 2:3 “And I will destroy the judge out of her, and slay all her princes with him,” saith the Lord. 2:4 Thus saith the Lord: “For three sins of the children of Juda, and for four, I will not turn away from him: because they have rejected the law of the Lord, and have not kept His ordinances, and their vain idols which they made, which their fathers followed, caused them to err.” 5. And I will send a fire on Juda, and it shall devour the foundations of Jerusalem,


Amos 2:6—3:10

2:6 Thus saith the Lord; “For three sins of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away from him; because they sold the righteous for silver (crucifixion), and the poor for sandals,” 2:7 “wherewith to tread on the dust of the earth, and they have smitten upon the heads of the poor, and have perverted the way of the lowly:and a son and his father have gone in to the same maid, that they might profane the name of their God (showing disrespect for God,).  2:8 “And binding their clothes with cords they have made them curtains near the altar, and they have drunk winegained by extortion in the house of their God. 2:9 “Nevertheless I cut off the Amorite from before them, whose height was as the height of a cedar (120 feet 36.576 meters), and he was strong as an oak; and I dried up his fruit from above, and roots from beneath.” 2:10 “And I brought you (our parents) up out of the land of Egypt, and led you about in the desert forty years, that ye should inherit the land of the Amorites.” 2:11 “And I took up your sons for prophets, and of your young men for consecration. Are not these things so, ye sons of Israe?” Saith the Lord.

 2:12 “But ye gave the consecrated wine to drink; and ye commanded the prophets, saying, ‘Prophesy not.’”  2:11 “Therefore, behold, I roll under (over) you, as a wagon full of straw is rolled.”

2:14 “And flight shall perish from the runner, and the strong shall not hold fast his strength, and the warrior shall not save his life:” 2:15 “and the archer shall not withstand, and he that is swift of foot shall no wise escape; and the horseman will not save his life.” 2:15 “And the strong shall find no confidence in power: the naked shall flee away in that day,” saith the Lord.


3:1 “Hear ye this word, O house of Israel, which the Lord has spoken concerning you, and against the whole family whom I brought up out of the land of Egypt,” saying,

3:2 You especially have I known out of all the families of the earth: therefore will I take vengeance upon you for all your sins.”

3:3 Shall two walk together at all, if they do not know one another?

3:4 Will a lion roar out of his thicket if he has no prey?” “will a lions whelp utter his voice at all out of his lair, if he have taken nothing?”

3:5 Will a bird fall on the earth without a fowler (trapper)?” “will a snare be taken up from the earth without having taken anything?”

3:6 “Shall the trumpet (siren) sound in the city, and the people not be alarmed?”  shall there be evil in a city which the Lord has not wrought (foretold)?

3:7 For the Lord God will do nothing, without revealing His instructions to his servants the prophets.”

3:8 A lion shall roar (Lion of Juda), and who will not be alarmed? The Lord God has spoken, and who will not prophesy?”

3:9 “Proclaim it to the regions among the Assyrians, and to the regions of Egypt, and say, “Gather yourselves to the mountain of Samaria, and behold many wonderful things in the midst of it, and the oppression that is in it, 3:10 And she knew not what things would come against her,” saith the Lord, ‘even those that store up wrong and misery in their countries.’”


There can be no doubt that this passage is for today; as well as historical.



Amos 3:11—4:12

3:11 “Therefore, thus’ saith the Lord God; ‘O Tyre, thy land shall be made desolate round about thee; and He shall bring down thy strength out of thee, and thy cuntries shall be spoiled.’” 3:12 “Thus saith the Lord; “As when a shepherd rescues from the mouth of a lion two legs or a piece of an ear, so shall be drawn forth the children of Israel who dwell in Samaria in the presence of a foreign tribe,and in Damascus.” 3:13 “Hear, O ye priests, and testify to the house of Jacob,” ,“ saith the Lord God Almighty. 3:14 “For in the day wherein I shall take vengeance of the sins of Israel upon him, I will also take vengeance on the altars of Bethel: and the horns of the altar shall be broken down,and they shall fall upon the ground.” 3:15 “I will crush and smite the turreted house upon the summer house; and the ivory hous shall be destroyed, and many other houses also,” saith the Lord. 4:1 “Hear ye this word, ye heifers of the land of Basan that are in the mountains of Samaria, that oppress the poor and trample on the needy, which say to their master, ‘Give us that we may drink.’” 4:2 The Lord swears by His holiness that, “behold, the days come upon you, when they shall take you with weapons, and fiery destroyers shall cast those with you into boiling cauldrons.” 4:3 “And ye shall be brought forthnaked in the presence of each other; and ye shall be cast forth on the mountain Romman,” saith the Lord. 4:4 “Ye went into Bethel, and sinned, and ye multiplied sin at Galgala ; and ye brought your meat offerings in the morning, and your tithes every third day.” 4:5 “And they read the law without [outside], and called for public professions: proclaim aloud that the children of Israel have loved these things,” saith the Lord. 4:6 “And I will give you dullness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet ye returned not to Me.” saith the Lord. 4:7 “Also I withheld from you the rain three months before the harvest:and I will rain upon one city, and on another day I will not rain: one part shall be rained upon, and the part on which I shall not rain shall be dried up.

4:8 “And the inhabitants of two or three cities shall be gathered to one city to drink water, and they shall not be satisfied: yet ye have not returned to Me,” saith the Lord. 4:9 “I smote you with parching [dried out] and blight [something that spoils or damages things severely]: ye multiplied your gardens, your vineyards, and your fig grounds, and the cankerworm devoured your olive yards: yet not even [all thus this] did [make] ye return to Me,” saith the Lord. 4:10 “I sent pestilence among you by the way of Egypt , and slew your young men with the sword, together with thy horses that were taken captive; and in My wrath against you I set fire to your camps: yet not even thus did ye return to Me,” saith the Lord. 4:11 “I overthrew you, as [High} God overthrew Sodoma and Gomorrha and ye became a brand that was plucked out of the fire: yet not even thus did ye return to Me.” Saith the Lord [Elohim].   4:12 Therefore thus will I do to thee, O Israel: nay because I will do thus to thee, prepare to call on thy God, O Israel.”

This is to emphasise why the second coming will be so severe; those who have taken no notice to the weather, disease, drought &c, which God has explaned perfectly; carry on regardless putting their faith in man to sort out their problems; instead of God. Unfortunately: they will deserve what is coming because of it. 


Amos 4:13—5:27

4:13 “For, behold, I am He that strengthens the thunder, and creates the wind, and proclaims to men his Christ, forming the morning and the darkness, and moumting on the high places of the earth, The Lord God Almighty is His name.

5:1 “ Hear ye this word of the Lord, even a lamentation, which I take up against you. The house of Israel is fallen; it shall no more rise. (Samaria see map above. This is the place after the civil war of Israel, see Jereboam and Rehaboam link.) 5:2 “The virgin of Israel has fallen upon his land; there is none that shall raise her up.” 5:3 “Therefore thus’ saith the Lord God; ‘The city out of which there went forth a thousand, in it there shall be left a hundred, and in that out of which there went forth a hundred, there shall be left ten to the house of Israel.’” 5:4 “Wherefore thus’ saith the Lord to the house of Israel, ‘Seek ye Me, and ye shall live.’” 5:5 “But seek not Bӕthel (a place that is regarded as sacred or holy), and go not into Galgala, and cross not over to the Well of the Oath: for Galgala shall surely go into captivity and Bӕthel shall be as that which is not.”

5:6Seek ye the Lord, an ye shall live; lest the house of Joseph blaze as fire, and it devour him, and there will be none to quench it for the house of Israel.”

5:7 It is He that executes judgement in the height above, and He has established justice on the earth:”  5:8 “who makes all things, and changes them, and turns darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night: whoo calls for the water of the sea, and pours it out on the face of the earth: The Lord is His name.”  5:9 “who dispenses ruin to strength, and brings distress on the upon the fortress.” 5:10 “They hated Him that reproved in the gates, and abhorred holy speech.” 5:11 “Therefore because they have smitten the poor with their fists, and ye have received of them choice gifts; ye have built polished houses, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted dsirable vineyards, but ye shall not drink the wine of them. 5:12 “For I know your many transgressions, and your sins are great, trampling on the just, taking bribes, and turning aside the judgement of the poor in the gates.” 5:13 “Therefore the prudent shall be silent at that time; for it is a time of evils. 5:14 “Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord God Almighty shall be with as we have said,” 5:15 “We have hated evil, and loved good: and restore ye judgement in the gates; that the Lord God Almighty may have mercy on the remnant of Joesph.”  5:16 “Therefore thus saith the Lord God Almighty; “In all the streets shall be lamentations; and in all the ways shall it be said, ‘Woe, woe! The husbandmen shall be called to mourning and lamentation, and to them that are skilled in complaining.’”  5:17 “And there shall be lamentationin all the ways; because I will pass through the midst of thee.” saith the Lord.

5:18 “Woe to you that desire the day of the Lord! what is this day of the Lord to you? Whereas it is darkness and light.” 5:19 “As if a man should flee from the face of a lion, and a bear should meet him; and he should spring into his house, and lean his hands upon the wall, and a serpent should bite him.” (Not your day is it?) 5:20 Is not the Day of the Lord darkness, and not a light? And is this day gloom without brightness?5:21 “I hate, I reject your feasts, and I will not smell your meat offerings in your general assemblies.” 5:22 “Wherefore if ye should bring Me whole burnt sacrifices and meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I have respect to your grand peace offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I have respect to your grand peace offerings.” 5:23 “Remove from Me the sound of thy songs, and I will not hear the music of thine instruments. 6:24 “But let judgement roll down as water,and righteousness as an impassible torrent.” 5:25 “Have ye offered to Me victims and sacrifices, O house of Israel, forty years in the wilderness.” (Here is a simile: from the earthly land which those who wish to hang on to (e.g. Egypt); to those today who wish to tenaciously, hold on to this fallen earth and all its aberrations: or follow Jehovah in faith, to the spiritual world to come).

(Read this link carefully).  5:26 “Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Rӕphan, the images of them ye made for yourselves. (in the Bible, a Semitic deity to whom children were sacrificed) 5:27 “And I will carry you away beyond Damascus,” siath the Lord, the Almighty God is His name.


Amos 6:1—8:3

6:1 “Woe to them that set at nought Sion,and that trust in the mountain of Sanaria: they have gathered the harvest of the heads of the nations, and they have gone in themselves.

6:2 “O house of Israel, pass by all of you, and see; and pass by thence to Emmat Rabba; and thence descend to Geth of the Phillistines, and chief of all these kingdoms, see if there coasts are greater than your coasts.”

6:3 Ye who are approaching the evil day (day of the Lord), who are drawing near and adopting false sabbaths;” 6:4 “who sleep upon beds of ivory, and live delicateley on their couches, and eat kids out of the flocks, and sucking calves out of the midst of the stalls;” (wiener schnitzel: springs to mind.) 6:5 “who excel in the sound of musical instruments; they have regarded them as abiding not as fleeting pleasures;” 6:6 “who drink strained wine, and anoint themselves with the best ointment: and have suffered nothing on occasion of the calamity of Joseph.”  6:7 “Therefore now shall they depart into captivity from the dominion of princes, and the neighing of horses shall be cut off from Ephraim. (uk).” Zechariah 9:10 (KJV) And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and He shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.”

6:8 “For the Lord has sworn by Himself, saying, “Because I abhor all the pride of Jacob, I do also hate his countries, and I will cut off his city with all who inhabit it.6:9 And it shall come to pass, “if there be ten men left in one house, that they shall die6:10 “But a remnant shall be left behind, and their relations shall take them, and shall strenuously endevour to carry forth their bones from the house: and one shall say to the heads o9f the house, “Is there yet anyone else with thee?6:11 And he shall say, “No one else.” And the other shall say, “Be silent, that thou name not the name of the Lord.” 6:12 “For behold, the Lord commands, and He will smite the great house with breaches, (Judah) and the little house with rents.” (Ben) 6:13 “Will horses run upon rocks? Will they refrain from neighing at mares? For ye have turned judgement into poison, and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness:”  6:14 “ye who rejoice at vanity, who say, “Have we not possessed horns by our own strength?  6:15 For behold, O house of Israel, I will raise up against you a nation, saith the Lord of hosts; and they shall afflict you so that ye shall not enter into Ӕmath, and as it were from the river of the wilderness.” 


Numbers 13:22,33 (KJV) Ӕmath

22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)”

33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.”


7:1 “Thus has the Lord God showed me; and behold a swarm of locusts coming from the east; and, behold,one caterpillar, king Gog (Gog and Magog together are the hostile nations of the world).”  7:2And it came to pass when he had finished devouring the grass of the land, that I said “Lord God, be merciful:who shall raise up Jacob?for he is small in number.” 7:3 “Repent, O Lord for this.” ‘And this shall not be.’” Saith the Lord. 7:4 Thus has the Lord showed me; and, behold, the Lord called for judgement by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and devoured the Lord’s portion.


2 Peter 3:11-12 (KJV)

11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,”

12 “Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?”


7:5 Then I said, “O Lord, cease I pray Thee: Who shall raise up Jacob? For he is small in number.Repent, O Lord, for this. 7:6 “This also shall not be,” saith the Lord.” 7:7 “Thus the Lord shewed me; and behold, He stood upon a wall of adamant, and in His hand was an adamant” (very determined and not influenced by appeals to reconsider a position or decision). “An adamant is an imaginary stone of impenetrable hardness. Historically, the word applied to actual stones (and other substances) believed to be impenetrable; in the 17th century the word was used as a synonym of diamond. The noun adamant comes from a Latin word meaning "material of extreme hardness, diamond." 7:8 And the Lord said to me, “What seest thou, Amos?” And I said, ‘An adamant’And the Lord said to me, “Behold, I appoint an adamant in the midst of My people Israel: I will not pass by them anymore.” (It is extremely important to understand all this; Israel is the ten tribes with Ephraim (UK) being the one who was blessed  7:9 “And the joyful altars shall be abolished, and the sacrifices of Israel shall be set aside; and I will rise up against the house of Jeroboam with the sword. 7:10 “Then Amasias the priest of Bethelsent to Jereboam king of Israel, saying, “Amos is forming conspiracies against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land will be utterly unable to bear all his words.”

7:11 For thus says Amos. Jereboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall be led away captive from his land.” (The rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are written in the book of Chronicles (KJV) of the kings of Israel.)  7:12 And Amasias said to Amos, Go, seer, remove thou into the land of Juda, and live there, and thou shalt prophesy there.” 7:13 but thou shalt no longer prophesy at Bethel: for it is the kings sanctuaty, and it is the royal house.” 7:14 And Amos answered, and said to Amasias, “ I was not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet; but I was a herdman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruits.” 7:15 And the Lord took me from the sheep, and the Lord said to me, “Go, and prophesy to My people Israel.”  7:16 And now hear the word of the Lord: ‘Thou sayest, Prophesy not to Israel, and raise not a tumult (noisy commotion) against the house of Jacob.’”

7:17 Therefore thus saith the the Lord (too Amasias); “ Thy wife shall be a harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be measured with the line;and thou shalt die in an unclean land; and Israel shall be led captive out of his land [to Assyria]. Thus the Lord God shewed me.’”

8:1 “And behold a fowler’s (trapper) basket.” 8:2 And He said, What seest thou, Amos?” ‘And I said a fowlers basket.’ And the Lord said to me, ‘The end is come upon My peop0le Israel; I will not pass by them anymore.’”

8:3 “And the ceilings of the temple shall howl in that day,” saith the Lord God: “there shall be many a fallen one in every place; I will bring silence upon them.”



The response of Israel was one of rebellion and a desire for independence. Since the king had refused to look out for their interests, they would now look out for their own interests. Accordingly, they chose for themselves Jeroboam to be their king. Only the tribe of Judah and Benjamin would remain under the rulership of the house of David. The (other 10 tribes) Israelites then went north of Judah to Samaria where they would visit Judah to celebrate the Holy Day statutes.

Jeroboam was afraid of these visits lest his people failed to return from Judah, and so Jeroboam ordered two calves of gold be made. Go, tell Jeroboam, ‘Thus says the LORD God of Israel, “Forasmuch as I exalted you from among the People, and made you prince over My People Israel, And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it you: yet you have not been as My servant David, who kept My commandments, and who followed Me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes; But has done evil above all that is before you: for you have gone and made other gods, and molten images, to provoke Me to anger, and has cast Me behind your back: Therefore, behold, I will bring evil on the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisses against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man takes away dung until it be all gone.


Amos 8:4—9:6

8:4 “Hear now this, ye that oppress the poor in the morning, and drive the needy ones by tyranny from the earth, 9:5 saying, When will the month pass away, and we shall sell, and the sabbath, and we shall open the treasure, to make the measure small, and to enlarge the weight, and make the balance unfair.” 8:6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for shoes; and we will trade in every kind of fruit.” 8:7 The Lord swears against the pride of Jacob, “None of your works shall ever be forgotten.” 8:8 And shall not the land be troubled for these things, and shall not everyone who lives in it mourn? Whereas destruction shall come up as a river,and shall descend as the river of Egypt.”

8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, ‘that the sun shall go down at noon, and the light shall be darkened on the earth by day:’” 8:10  and I will turn your feasts into mourning. And all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth on all loins, and baldness on every head; and I will make them as the mourning of a beloved friend, and those with them as a day of grief.” 8:11 “Behold, the days come,’ saith the Lord, ‘that I will send forth a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,but a famine of hearing the word of the Lord.’” 8:12 “And the waters shall be troubled from from sea to sea, and from the north to the east shall men run hither and thither, seeking the word of the Lord, and they shall not find it.8:13 “In that day shall the fair virgins and the young men faint for thirst: 8 14 “they who swear by the propitation (the action of propitiating or appeasing a god, atonement, especially that of Jesus Christ.) of Samaria, and who say, “Thy god O Dan lives; and, ‘Thy god, O Bersabee (Beersheba), lives; and they shall fall, and shall no more rise again.’” (Bersabee: biblical town of southern Israel, now a city and the main centre of the Negev (ha-Negev) region. Beersheba is first mentioned as the site where Abraham, founder of the Jewish people, made a covenant with the Philistine king Abimelech of Gerar Genesis 21 (KJV)

01 And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as He had spoken.

02 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

03 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

04 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

05 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

06 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

07 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.

08 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

09 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

12 And God said unto Abraham, “Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.”

13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?

30 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.

31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.


9:1 “Smite the mercy seat, and the porch shall be shaken: and cut through into the heads of all; and I will slay the remnant (remainder) of them with the sword: no one of them fleeing shall escape,and no one of them striving to save himself shall be delivered.” 9:2 Though they hide themselves in hell, thence shall My hand drag them forth; and though they go up to heaven, thence will I bring them down.”

9:3 “If they hide themselves in the top of [mount] Carmel, thence will I search them out and take them; and if they should go down from My presence into the depths of the sea, there will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them.”

9:4 “And if they should go into captivity before thebefore the face of their enemies, there will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set Mine eyes against them for evil, and not for good.” 9:5 “And the Lord, The Lord God Almighty, is He that takes hold of the land, and causes it to shake, and all that inhabit it shall mourn; and its destruction shall go up as a river, and shall descend as the river of Egypt (Nile).  


9:6 It is He that builds His ascent up to the sky, and establishes His promise on the earth; who calls the water of the sea, and pours it out on the face of the earth; the Lord Almighty is His name.”


Amos 9:7—15

9:7 “Are not ye to me as the sons of the Ethiopians, O children of Israel?” saith the Lord. “Did I not bring Israel up out of the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Cappadocia, and the Syrian out of the deeps? 9:8 “Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the kingdom of sinners, and I will cut it off from the face of the earth; only I will not utterly [completely] cut off the house of Jacob,” saith the Lord. 9:9 “For I will give commandment, and sift the house of Israel among all the Gentiles, as corn is sifted in a sieve, and yet a fragment shall not in any wise fall upon the earth.”  9:10 “All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword, who say, Calamities shall certainly not draw near, nor come upon us.”


Acts 13:16-17 (KJV)

16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, “Men of Israel [Samaria}, and ye that fear God, give audience.”

17 “The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it.”


9:11 In that day I will raise up the tabernacle [Jewish temple] of David that is fallen, and will rebuild the ruins of it, and will set up the parts thereof that have been broken down, and will build it up as in the ancient days:”


9:12 that the remnant of men, and all the Gentiles upon whom My name is called,may earnestly seek Me,” saith the Lord who does all these things.


9:13 Behold, the days come,” saith the Lord, when the harvest will overtake the vintage, and the grapes shall ripen at seed time; and the mountains will drop sweet wine, and all the hills will be planted.”


9:14 And I will turn the captivity of My people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities, and shall inhabit them; and they shallplant vineyards, and shall drink the wine from them; and they shall formgardens, and eat the fruit of them.”


9:15 And I will plant them on their land, and they shall no more be plucked up from the land which I have given them,” saith the Lord God Almighty.