Amos Chapter 3 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The necessitie of Gods iudgement against Israel. 9 The publication of it, with the causes thereof.
9 ¶ Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say; Assemble your selues vpon the mountaines of Samaria: and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst thereof.9
12 Thus saith the Lord, As the shepheard taketh out of the mouth of the lyon two legges or a piece of an eare; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria, in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch.12
View Wesley's Notes for Amos Chapter 3
3:2 Know - Chosen, adopted to be my peculiar ones. Therefore - Because you have all these obligations and abused all these mercies.
3:3 Agreed - Can you have God's presence while you walk so contrary to him?
3:5 Can a bird fall - So here for your sins, God will cast the net over you. Shall one take up a snare - The fowler will not take up the snare, before the prey be taken in it.
3:6 Afraid - Affected with the danger. Evil - Such as plague or famine. Done it - Either immediately by his own hand, or by the hands of those he employs. Whoever are the instruments, God is the principal agent. Out of his mouth both good and evil proceed.
3:7 Will do nothing - Usually the Lord doth no great thing for or against his people, without giving warning of it before it comes.
3:8 Hath roared - As a lion roareth when near his prey: so God hath terribly threatened what is near to be done. Prophesy - Amos can not but speak what he had heard.
3:9 Publish - Ye prophets invite strangers to come and observe what cause I have to do what I threaten. Tumults - The seditious counsels, and rebellious conspiracies among them. The oppressed - Multitudes of oppressed ones, as the usurpers took it to be their interest to crush all they feared or suspected. In the midst - Yea, throughout the whole kingdom of Samaria.
3:10 Store up - As men lay up wealth in their treasures, perverting judgment, first condemning the innocent, next seizing all his substance.
3:11 Therefore - Because of all the violence and rapine with other crying sins. An adversary - The Assyrian. Round about - Shall beset the whole land as one besieged city.
3:12 As the shepherd - As the shepherd doth hardly rescue a small part of a sheep or lamb from the lion, so a small part of the children of Israel, shall escape when Samaria is taken. The corner of a bed - Lying in some dark corner. Damascus - The chief city of Syria taken by Tiglath - Pilneser about the time when he wasted Israel. In a couch - Some few of the poor, shall escape, pitied by the enemy, when he finds them sick upon their couch.
3:13 Hear ye - Prophets. The God of hosts - Who is Lord of all, and hath all power in his hand.
3:14 Of Israel - The many and great transgressions of the ten tribes.
3:15 The winter - house - Which probably was in the chief city, whither the great men retired in the winter. The summer - house - The houses of pleasure, where the nobles and rich men spent the summer time. Of ivory - Beautified with ivory.
Amos Chapter 3 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Heb. visit vpon.
4 Heb. giue foorth his voyce.
6 Or, not runne together. , Or, and shall not the L. doe somewhat?
9 Or, oppressions.
10 Or, spoile.
12 Heb. deliuereth. , Or, on the beds feete.
14 Or, punish Israel for.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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