1 The words of Amos, who happened to be among the sheep raisers from Tekoa, which he visioned concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah the king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, the king of Israel, 2 years before the earthquake.
2 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 Carmel must dry up.
3 This is what Jehovah has said, 'Upon/due to 3 revolts of Damascus, and upon/due to 4, I shall not turn it back, upon/due to their threshing Gilead even with iron threshing instruments.
4 And I will send a fire onto the house of Hazael, and it must devour the dwelling towers of Ben-hadad.
5 And I will break the bar of Damascus and cut off [the] inhabitant from Bikath-aven, and the holder of [the] scepter from Beth- eden; and the people of Syria will have to go as exiles to Kir, Jehovah has said.'
6 This is what Jehovah has said, 'upon/due to 3 revolts of Gaza, and upon/due to 4, I shall not turn it back, upon/due to their taking into exile a complete body of exiles to hand over to Edom.
7 And I will send a fire onto the wall of Gaza, and it must devour her dwelling towers.
8 And I will cut off [the] inhabitant from Ashdod, and the holder of [the] scepter from Ashkelon; and I will turn my hand back upon Ekron, and the remaining ones of the Philistines must perish, the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said.'
9 This is what Jehovah has said, 'upon/due to 3 revolts of Tyre, and upon/due to 4, I shall not turn it back, upon/due to their handing over a complete body of exiles to Edom, and [because] they did not remember the covenant of brothers.
10 And I will send a fire onto the wall of Tyre, and it must devour her dwelling towers.'
11 This is what Jehovah has said, 'upon/due to 3 revolts of Edom, and upon/due to 4, I shall not turn it back, upon/due to 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.
12 And I will send a fire into Teman, and it must devour the dwelling towers of Bozrah.'
13 This is what Jehovah has said, 'upon/due to 3 revolts of the sons of Ammon, and upon/due to 4, I shall not turn it back, upon/due to their slitting open the pregnant women of Gilead, for the purpose of widening out their own territory.
14 And I will set fire to the wall of Rabbah, 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.
15 And their king must go into exile, he and his princes together, Jehovah has said.' (Amos 1 NWT)
1 This is what Jehovah has said, 'upon/due to 3 revolts of Moab, and
upon/due to 4, I shall not turn it back, upon/due to his burning the bones of the king of Edom for lime.
2 And I will send a fire into Moab, and it must devour the dwelling towers of Kerioth; and with noise Moab must die, with an alarm signal, with the sound of a horn.
3 And I will cut off [the] judge from the midst of her, and all her princes I shall kill with him, Jehovah has said.'
4 This is what Jehovah has said, 'upon/due to 3 revolts of Judah, and upon/due to 4, I shall not turn it back, upon/due to 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.
5 And I will send a fire into Judah, and it must devour the dwelling towers of Jerusalem.'
6 This is what Jehovah has said, 'upon/due to 3 revolts of Israel, and upon/due to 4, I shall not turn it back, upon/due to their selling someone righteous for mere silver, and someone poor for [the price of] a pair of sandals.
7 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.
8 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.'
9 'But as for me, I had annihilated the Amorite from faces of/before 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.
10 And I myself brought you people up out of the land of Egypt, and I kept making you walk through the wilderness 40 years, in order to take possession of the land of the Amorite.
11 And I kept raising up some of your sons as prophets and some of your young men as Nazirites. Should this really not be, Oh sons of Israel?' is the utterance of Jehovah.
12 'But you kept giving the Nazirites wine to drink, and upon the prophets you laid a command, saying: You must not prophesy.
13 Here I am making what is under you sway, just as the wagon sways that is full up with a row of newly cut grain.
14 And a place to which to flee must perish from the swift one, and no one strong will reinforce his power, and no mighty man will provide his soul with escape.
15 And no one handling the bow will stand, and no one swift on his feet will escape, and no rider of the horse will provide his soul with escape.
16 And as for one strong in his heart among the mighty men, naked is how he will flee in that day,' is the utterance of Jehovah. (Amos 2 NWT)
upon/due to 3 revolts of somewhere, and upon/due to
4, I shall not turn it back counts as 7x and is recited 8x (for Damascus,
Gaza. Tyre, Edom, Teman, Moab, Judah , Israel)
I will send a fire ...... it will devour her dwelling towers is recited 7x for (Damascus, Gaza, Tyre, Teman, Rabbah, Moab, Judah)
The 8 verbatim repetitions in Amos1-2, have same form as the 9 happinesses of Matthew5. They are a witness to 8x precisely of months (not turn it back being a reference to the turn of the month), and a baptism (repentance is turning back to God). The 8x months must run from 2020Shebat21, the end of the LW 2NC Alienation Times, to 2021Tishri21, the absolute end of Adam
Jehovah will send 7 fires into 7 churches. This is the greater conquest of the promised land by the greater Joshua. the promised land is people of faith the sons of Abraham - the citizens of the Kingdom. Judah, Syria, Philistinia, Tyre, Edom, Ammon and Moab are 7 churches. They are all close neighbours of Israel, so picture other Christian religions. One must leave these or be devoured by the fire which completely burns the harlot of Revelation17.
The point is that even though many from these churches come into Zoar, they still all revolted for 8 years whilst in those churches and so God cannot hold back from destroying not them, but their corrupt and worthless churches - their dwelling towers. The towers of Christendom.