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Amos 2:9-11

9-11"In contrast, I was always on your side.

I destroyed the Amorites who confronted you,

Amorites with the stature of great cedars,

tough as thick oaks.

I destroyed them from the top branches down.

I destroyed them from the roots up.

And yes, I'm the One who delivered you from Egypt,

led you safely through the wilderness for forty years

And then handed you the country of the Amorites

like a piece of cake on a platter.

I raised up some of your young men to be prophets,

set aside your best youth for training in holiness.

Isn't this so, Israel?"

God's Decree.

12-13"But you made the youth-in-training break training,

and you told the young prophets, 'Don't prophesy!'

You're too much for me.

I'm hard-pressed—to the breaking point.

I'm like a wagon piled high and overloaded,

creaking and groaning.