For no [apparent] reason, my enemies hunted me like a bird.
Who has the king of Israel come after? What are you chasing after? A dead dog? A flea?
Then the city was broken into, and all the warriors [fled] by night by way of the gate between the two walls near the king's garden, even though the Chaldeans surrounded the city. As the king made his way along the route to the Arabah,
the Chaldean army pursued him and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. Zedekiah's entire army was scattered from him.
If I am proud, You hunt me like a lion and again display Your miraculous power against me.
Do not let a slanderer stay in the land. Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man.
"I am about to send for many fishermen"-- the LORD's declaration-- "and they will fish for them. Then I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them down on every mountain and hill and out of the clefts of the rocks,
When he saw them, Zedekiah king of Judah and all the soldiers fled. They left the city at night by way of the king's garden through the gate between the two walls. They left along the route to the Arabah.
However, the Chaldean army pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho, arrested him, and brought him to Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon's king, at Riblah in the land of Hamath. The king passed sentence on him [there].
Then the city was broken into, and all the warriors fled. They left the city by night by way of the gate between the two walls near the king's garden, though the Chaldeans surrounded the city. They made their way along the route to the Arabah.
The Chaldean army pursued the king and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho. Zedekiah's entire army was scattered from him.
The Chaldeans seized the king and brought him to the king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he passed sentence on him.
our end is near
The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I watch over My word to accomplish it."
For this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor at the time it is trampled. In just a little while her harvest time will come.
"Son of man, this is what the Lord God says to the land of Israel: An end! The end has come on the four corners of the land.
The end is now on you; I will send My anger against you and judge you according to your ways. I will punish you for all your abominations.
I will not look on you with pity or spare [you], but I will punish you for your ways and for your abominations within you. Then you will know that I am the LORD."
This is what the Lord God says: Look, one disaster after another is coming!
An end has come; the end has come! It has awakened against you. Look, it is coming!
Doom has come on you, inhabitants of the land. The time has come; the day is near. There will be panic on the mountains and not celebration.
I will pour out My wrath on you very soon; I will exhaust My anger against you and judge you according to your ways. I will punish you for all your abominations.
I will not look on [you] with pity or spare [you]. I will punish you for your ways and for your abominations within you. Then you will know that it is I, the LORD, who strikes.
Look, the day is coming! Doom has gone out. The rod has blossomed; arrogance has bloomed.
Violence has grown into a rod of wickedness; none of them [will remain]: none of their multitude, none of their wealth, and none of the eminent among them.
The time has come; the day has arrived. Let the buyer not rejoice and the seller not mourn, for wrath is on all her multitude.
"Son of man, what is this proverb you [people] have about the land of Israel, which goes: The days keep passing by, and every vision fails?
Therefore say to them: This is what the Lord God says: I will put a stop to this proverb, and they will not use it again in Israel. But say to them: The days draw near, as well as the fulfillment of every vision.
"Son of man, notice that the house of Israel is saying: The vision that he sees concerns many years [from now]; he prophesies about distant times.
He asked me, "What do you see, Amos?" I replied, "A basket of summer fruit." The LORD said to me, "The end has come for My people Israel; I will no longer spare them.