During the reign Azariah in Judah and Jeroboam in Israel , two years before the great earthquake, this shepherd named Amos started prophesying:
God is angry! Its voice withers the pastures on Mount Carmel! God says It’s going to burn Damascus and its royal line. The Syrians will go into exile in Kir. Gaza, too, is marked for destruction. Tyre will burn. Edom will burn. The Ammonites will be burned and sent into exile because they killed pregnant women in Gilead.