Amos Chapter 1
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1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.
8 And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord GOD.
9 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant:
11 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:
13 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:
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Matthew Henry's Amos Chapter 1 Bible commentary...
Amos was a herdsman, and engaged in agriculture. But the same Divine Spirit influenced Isaiah and Daniel in the court, and Amos in the sheep-folds, giving to each the powers and eloquence needful for them. He assures the twelve tribes of the destruction of the neighbouring nations; and as they at that time gave themselves up to wickedness and idolatry, he reproves the Jewish nation with severity; but describes the restoration of the church by the Messiah, extending to the latter days.Judgments against the Syrians, Philistines, Tyrians, Edomites, and Ammonites.
- GOD employed a shepherd, a herdsman, to reprove and warn the people. Those to whom God gives abilities for his services, ought not to be despised for their origin, or their employment. Judgments are denounced against the neighbouring nations, the oppressors of God's people. The number of transgressions does not here mean that exact number, but many: they had filled the measure of their sins, and were ripe for vengeance. The method in dealing with these nations is, in part, the same, yet in each there is something peculiar. In all ages this bitterness has been shown against the Lord's people. When the Lord reckons with his enemies, how tremendous are his judgments!
Denah's Amos Chapter 1 comment on 12/06/2012, 10:56am...
Just like in the olden days, people are transgressing God's laws and the Lord is punishing them. The Decalogue is Love to God and Love to Fellowmen. If we are guilty to even just one of them, we are guilty to the whole. Then we deserve death. Transgress the LAW=SIN=DEATH. But thanks to JESUS who died for all sinners. Praise His Wonderful Name!
André's Amos Chapter 1 comment on 9/07/2012, 5:59pm...
In this section, GOD is pronouncing sentences to different nations of the region, because of what they respectively have done.
It’s so simple, so clear.
GOD bless you
Yvonne Boatright's Amos Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 9/07/2012, 4:00pm...
I am not quite sure to be honest.. I am still praying and asking the Lord Jesus to reveal it's truths to my heart. Perhaps you could shed some light on this scripture..
Sis. Bonnie's Amos Chapter 1 comment on 11/02/2011, 7:23am...
As today's chosen disciples GOD has given us the authority to declare the HIS word to the world by example of walking, talking , and living up right in the sight of GOD and man, and declaring that the wages of sin is death, but gift of GOD is eternal life,therefore, we must choose GOD and live
Amos njah's Amos Chapter 1 comment on 11/02/2011, 2:23am...
'the words of Amos'are words of God. God only passed the words through Amos because in those days the Bible was not complete. Today we have the Word of God (the Bible) with us. We need to use, even when there is no Amos to proclaim what God says.
David's Amos Chapter 1 comment on 5/16/2011, 9:18pm...
In this book God did not hide his anger against wrong doing
Ginny's Amos Chapter 1 comment on 1/20/2010, 8:19am...
The Jews had a tradition that Amos spoke with stammering lips, was this because of his heavy burden?
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