Amos - Biblia del Pueblo di Dio (BPD)
Amos was a shepherd of Tekoa in Judah, who exercised his ministry during the prosperous reign of Jeroboam II (786-746 B.C.). He prophesied in Israel at the great cult center of Bethel, from which he was finally expelled by the priest in charge of this royal sanctuary. The poetry of Amos, who denounces the hollow prosperity of the northern kingdom, is filled with imagery and language taken from his own pastoral background. The book is an anthology of his oracles and was compiled either by the prophet or by some of his disciples. The prophecy begins with a sweeping indictment of Damascus, Philistia, Tyre, and Edom; but the forthright herdsman saves his climactic denunciation for Israel, whose injustice and idolatry are sins against the light granted to her. Israel could indeed expect the day of Yahweh, but it would be a day of darkness and not light. When Amos prophesied the overthrow of the sanctuary, the fall of the royal house, and the captivity of the people, it was more than Israelite officialdom could bear. The priest of Bethel drove Amos from the shrine-but not before hearing a terrible sentence pronounced upon himself. Amos is a prophet of divine judgment, and the sovereignty of Yahweh in nature and history dominates his thought. But he was no innovator; his conservatism was in keeping with the whole prophetic tradition calling the people back to the high moral and religious demands of Yahweh's revelation. In common with the other prophets, Amos knew that divine punishment is never completely destructive; it is part of the hidden plan of God to bring salvation to men. The perversity of the human will may retard, but it cannot totally frustrate, this design of a loving God. The last oracle opens up a perspective of restoration under a Davidic king. - The Book of Amos may be divided as follows: I. Judgment of the Nations (Amos 1:1-2:16) II. Words and Woes for Israel (Amos 3:1-6:14) III. Symbolic Visions: Threats and Promises (Amos 7:1-9:8, 9) IV. Epilogue: Messianic Perspective (Amos 9:8c-15) - (NAB)



 Contra Damasco
Contra Gaza y Filistea
Contra Tiro y los fenicios
Contra Edóm
Contra Amón
2 Contra Moab
Contra Judá
Contra Israel

3 Elección y castigo de Israel
La vocación profética
Oráculo contra Samaría
Contra Betel y contra las casas suntuosas
4 Contra las mujeres de Samaría
Contra el culto meramente exterior
Contra la insensibilidad de Israel
5 Lamentación sobre Israel
Llamado a la conversión
Amenazas y exhortaciones
Inminencia del castigo
Esperanza ilusoria en el Día del Señor
Contra el culto de Israel
6 Contra la falsa seguridad de los libertinos
La magnitud del castigo
Perversión de la justicia
La victoria convertida en derrota

7 Primera visión: las langostas
Segunda visión: el fuego
Tercera visión: la plomada
El conflicto entre Amós y Amasías
8 Cuarta visión: la canasta de frutos maduros
Contra los defraudadores y explotadores
Anuncio de un castigo misterioso
Hambre y sed de la Palabra de Dios
Nuevo anuncio del castigo
9 Quinta visión: la caída del Santuario
Ningún privilegio para Israel
Castigo a todos los pecadores
Perspectivas de restauración para Israel

Revised Standard Version (1966) - English
Nova Vulgata - Latin
Vulgata - Stuttgart 1969 - Latin
Bíblia Sagrada Ave-Maria (1957) - Portuguese
La Sainte Bible (Crampon 1904) - French
CEI (1974) - Italian
EinheitsÜbersetzung der Heiligen Sc - German