Amos Study Sheet


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·      Amos opens his book by pronouncing condemnation on seven nations.  They are ___________, _____________, _________, ________, _______________, ___________ and __________.

·      The formula that he uses is the same for each.  It begins by announcing “For _________ transgressions of (name) and for _________, I will not revoke the _______________.”  The second section is a statement that begins with “____________” and enumerates the specific sins of that place.  The third part of Amos’ formula begins with the word “______” and pronounces the punishment they will receive.  Within each nation’s punishment is the word “__________.”

·      The first six nations are accused of bad treatment of their fellow man.  Judah is guilty because it ____________ the law and did not keep God’s ____________ (2:4).

·      Beginning in Amos 2:6, attention is turned to the nation of ____________.  Notice that the formula is the same but more specific detail is given.  The charges against Israel are contained from 2:6 through 6:14.  The list is extensive.

·      They sell the _____________ for silver and the __________ for a pair of _______________ (2:6)

·      They trample the ________ of the _________ into the _______ and turn aside the way of the ______________.  A man and his father go in to the same ____________ (2:7).

·      They use garments taken in __________ and _________ taken in ___________ for worship (2:8).  This means the sacrifices they offered in worship cost them nothing. Cf. David – 2 Samuel 24:24

·      God had favored them by destroying the ______________ and bringing them out of __________.  He had provided assistance by giving them ____________ and _______________.  Their response was that they made the Nazirites drink ___________ (i.e. break their vows) and commanded the prophets “You shall not _______________” (2:9-12).  Because of their actions, God promises disaster will overtake them (2:9-16).

·      In chapter 3, God speaks to the “___________ _____________” that he “had brought up out of Egypt” (3:1) much as a father would correct his children.  Amos confirms his authority by stating that God does nothing without revealing it to his “___________ the _____________” (3:7).  God promises that he will “surround the ___________,” “bring down your ____________” and “your strongholds will be _____________” (3:11).  This will include their places of worship such as the altars of __________ and their __________ and ___________ houses (3:14-15).

·      The ________ of Bashan were the rich women who were encouraging their husbands to make money by oppressing the ________ and crushing the __________ (4:1).  They would be led away with _______________ (4:2).

·      God had given them five warnings they had not heeded: ______________ of teeth (4:6), he withheld the ________ (4:7), struck them with __________ and __________ (4:9), sent a ________________ (4:10) and _______________ them (4:11).  Therefore, they needed to “____________ to meet your ________” (4:12).

·      This was being done by “the _________, the God of _________”  (4:13). Your Bible should indicate that LORD (in capital letters) refers to the name Jehovah.  For other scriptures dealing with the name of our God, see Exodus 6:3, Jeremiah 33:2 and Psalm 83:18.

·      The hope for Israel is to change.  Amos’ advice is “_______ me and _________” (5:4 and 6) and to “seek ________ and not __________” (5:14) and “________ evil and love ________” (5:15).  God says he hates what they are doing, which is ___________ and solemn _______________, along with _________, ____________ and ________ offerings and “the ___________ of your songs” (5:21-24).  God does not want disingenuous worship.  He wants lives that match worship with ____________ and ________________ (5:24).

·      Woes are pronounced on Israel because they are putting their trust in riches such as: at ________ in Zion (6:1), lie on beds of ________, stretch out on their __________, eat ________ and _________, sing idle _________ on instruments of _________, drink lots of __________ and _____________ themselves with the finest ________  (6:4-6).  Their destruction is sure (6:8-14).

·      God shows Amos five visions of what will happen to Israel: 1. Destruction by ____________ (7:1-3), 2. Judgment by _______ (7:4-6), 3. Judgment by a ________ ______ (7:7-9), 4. Illustration of the __________ of summer _________ (8:1-3) and 5. The command to _________ the important places (9:1-10).

·      After God pronounces judgment by the plumb line, Amos stops pleading with God (7:2 and 5), he is rebuked by ____________ the priest and questioned about his credentials (7:10-12).  Amos’ reply was that he was no ___________ nor prophet’s _______ but God had said, “Go _____________ to my people __________” (7:14-16).  Amaziah commands him to not prophesy but Amos answers back that God will deal with Amaziah by making his wife a _________________, his children falling by the ______________ and his land being _________ ______ (7:16-17).

·      The destruction would be so devastating that the mourning would be “like the _____________ for an only son” (8:10).

·      The saddest pronouncement was that of a _______________.  This would not be a famine with lack of food and water but rather “of ___________ the ________ of the _________.”  They would seek the word of the Lord but “they shall not ________ it” (8:11-12; see Hosea 4:6; Jer. 9:23-24; Prov. 28:9).

·     Amos leaves the people with hope because God promises he will not ____________ ___________ the house of Jacob (9:8), he will ________ ______, ____________, and _____________ the booth of David (9:11-12) and that he would “____________ the _________________ of my people Israel” (9:14).


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