Amos Chapter 2 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Gods wrath against Moab, 4 vpon Iudah, 6 and vpon Israel. 9 God complaineth of their vnthankefulnesse.
4 ¶ Thus sayth the Lord, For three transgressions of Iudah, and for foure, I will not turne away the punishment thereof; because they haue despised the Law of the Lord, and haue not kept his Commandements, and their lies caused them to erre, after the which their fathers haue walked.
6 ¶ Thus sayth the Lord, For three transgressions of Israel, and for foure, I will not turne away the punishment thereof; because they solde the righteous for siluer, and the poore for a paire of shooes:6
View Wesley's Notes for Amos Chapter 2
2:1 The bones - Or ashes, reduced them by fire into fine dust, and used these ashes instead of lime to plaister the walls and roofs of his palace, and this in hatred and contempt of the king of Edom.
2:2 Kirioth - A principal city of this country. Moab - The Moabites. Shall die - Be destroyed. With tumult - Such as soldiers in fight or assaults make, when they carry all by force.
2:3 The judge - The governor that is, every one of them.
2:4 Lies - Idols. To err - Their idolatry blinded them, partly from the natural tendency of this sin, and partly from the just judgment of God. After which - Idols. Walked - Successively, one generation after another.
2:6 Shoes - The smallest bribe, exprest here proverbially.
2:7 The people - That make a prey even of the poor afflicted ones, who walk with dust on their heads. Turn aside - Maliciously interpret the actions, words, and designs of the humble and meek. Will go in - These corrupt judges commit also that lewdness which the Heathens abhor.
2:8 Lay down - The Jews of old did not sit upright at their meals, but leaned on one side. Upon clothes - Of which the law had expressly said, none should detain them all night, #Deut 24:12|,13. Every altar - Of their idols. Drink the wine - They offer their drink - offerings in wine, which they bought with the fines laid on the innocent.
2:9 The Ammorite - The mightiest nation of all the Canaanites. As the oaks - Another proverbial speech denoting their great strength. His fruit - Their children. His roots - The old standards; that present generation.
2:11 Nazarites - Persons who bound themselves to a very sober and holy life; either for some certain time, or for their whole life.
2:12 Ye gave - Importuned them to drink wine, to violate their vow, and contemn God's law.
2:13 Under you - Under the load of your sins.
2:14 The swift - For their enemies shall be swifter than they. The strong - Natural strength of body shall not deliver. The mighty - The valiant man, the man of the greatest courage.
Amos Chapter 2 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
7 Or, young woman.
8 Or, such as haue fined or mulcted.
9 Num.21. 24. deut. 2. 31. iosh. 24.8.
10 Exod. 12. 51.
13 Or, I will presse your place as a cart full of sheaues presseth.
14 Heb. his soule or life.
16 Heb. strong of his heart.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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