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comments 2:6-16

comments 2:6

6 Thus says Adonai:
After three rebellions by Israel, four...
I will not call it back;
  because they sell the righteous for silver,    and the needy for the sake of a pair of sandals-

 comments 2:7

7 who lust for gain even though poor people's heads are in the dust of the land,
   and pushing aside the humble from the path;
  father and son go to the same servant-girl,
   so that my holy reputation is defiled;

comments 2:8

8 and on clothing taken as security,
   they spread out beside every altar;
  and the wine of those they fined,
   they drink in the house of their God.

comments 3:9-10

9 Yet I destroyed the Amorite before them,
   tall as cedars,
    and strong as oaks;
I destroyed them, fruit above,
  and roots below.
10 I brought you out of the land of Egypt,
   and I led you in the wilderness, for forty years,
    to take possession the Amorite's land.

comments 3:11-12

11 I appointed some of your children as prophets
    and some of your youths as Nazirites.
Isn't it indeed so, people of Israel?
       Adonai's oracle.
12 But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink,
    and prophets you ordered,
     "You must not prophesy!"

comments 2:13

13 Look! I am creaking beneath you,
    like a cart full of straw creaks.

comments 3:14-16

14 Flight shall perish before the speedy,
    and the strong will not confirm their strength,
     nor the hero save his life;
15 those who hold bows will not stand,
    and speedy feet will not save,
     nor those who ride horses save their lives;
16 even the firm hearted of the heroes
    will flee naked in that day,
       Adonai's oracle.


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Amos 3 (TempEV)

comments on Ch.3 as a whole
comments unit 3:1-2
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1 Hear this message that Adonai has spoken  against you,
children of Israel, against the whole family that I
brought out of the land of Egypt:
2 "Only you do I know of all the families of the earth;
therefore I will punish you for all your guilt."

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3 Do two walk together unless they are agreed?

4 Does a lion growl in the bush
     but tears at nothing?
Does a killer lion give voice in its shelter
     unless it has caught?

5 Does a bird fall to a trap on the ground,
with nothing as bait for it?
Does a trap spring up from the soil,
and it has not caught something?

6 Is a trumpet blown in a city,
and the people do not quake?
Does disaster happen to a city,
and Adonai has not done it?

7 For my Lord Adonai does nothing,
without revealing his plan
to his servants the prophets.

8 The lion has roared;
who does not fear?
My Lord Adonai has spoken;
who will not prophesy?

Messenger formulae in 3:9-15
comments unit 3:9-11
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9 Proclaim it to the citadels in Ashdod,
and to the citadels in the land of Egypt,
"Assemble on the hills of Samaria,
and see: great confusion there,
oppression among them."

10 They do not know how to do right,
(Adonai's oracle)
those who store up violence
and destruction in their citadels.

11 Therefore thus says my Lord Adonai:
An enemy will surround the land,
and strip you of your strongholds;
and your citadels will be plundered.

comments 3:12
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12 Thus says Adonai:
As the shepherd rescues from the lion's mouth
two legs,
or a chunk of ear,
so shall the children of Israel who live in Samaria be rescued,
just the side of a couch or a chip from the leg of a bed.

comments unit 3:13-15
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13 Hear, and bear witness against Jacob's house.
Oracle of my Lord Adonai, the God of armies.

14 For on the day I punish Israel for its rebellions,
I will punish the altars of Bethel,
the horns of the altar shall be cut off
and fall to the ground.

comments 3:15

15 I will strike both winter house and summer house;
and the houses of ivory will perish,
and the many houses will be swept away.
Adonai's oracle.

comments on Ch.3 as a whole

Amos 4

comments unit 4:1-3

1 Hear this message, Bashan cows
who are on Mount Samaria,
oppressors of the poor,
crushers of the needy,
who say to their husbands, "Bring and we'll drink!"

textual note 4:2-3

2 My Lord Adonai has sworn by his holiness:
So, look!
Days are coming upon you,
when they shall take you away with hooks,
and your rear guard with fish-hooks.
3 Through gaps [in the wall] you will leave,
each one straight ahead;
and be thrown out towards Harmon.
Adonai's oracle
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