Amos Chapter 7 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The iudgements of the grashoppers, 4 and of the fire, are diuerted hy the prayer of Amos. 7 By the wall of a plumb-line, is signified the reiection of Israel. 10 Amaziah complaineth of Amos. 14 Amos sheweth his calling, 16 and Amaziahs iudgement.
8 And the Lord said vnto mee, Amos, what seest thou? And I sayd, A plumb-line. Then sayd the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumb-line in the midst of my people Israel, I will not againe passe by them any more.
17 Therfore thus sayth the Lord; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sonnes and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be diuided by line: and thou shalt die in a polluted land, and Israel shall surely goe into captiuitie foorth of his land.
View Wesley's Notes for Amos Chapter 7
7:1 Thus - This is the first of five prophetic representations of what was coming upon this people. The latter growth - The shooting up of the first growth being too luxuriant, they often eat it down with cattle; but if the second growth were eat up, it marred the whole harvest. Mowed - It is supposed the first mowing of the corn in the blade was for the king's use; and after this the second springing grew up to the harvest.
7:2 It came to pass - In the vision. By whom - How shall any of Jacob escape, if thou dost cast him down?
7:3 Repented - This is spoken after the manner of men.
7:4 Shewed - In vision. Called - Commanded fire from heaven. A part - Of the land too.
7:7 By a plumb - line - Strongly and beautifully built.
7:8 Set a plumb - line - I will exactly measure the whole ten tribes. Pass by them - I will no more forbear, but will pull down all that is faulty.
7:9 The high places - The temples on high mountains built to idols. Of Isaac - The seed of Isaac.
7:10 In the midst - Openly, and publickly, endeavouring to stir up Israel to sedition or rebellion. The land - The people cannot bear all his harsh predictions.
7:11 Jeroboam shall die - He nowhere said so, but spake of his house distinguished from his person, as ver.#9|.
7:13 The king's court - To which therefore thou oughtest to shew more respect, and not thus to affront the king in his own house.
7:14 No prophet - Not originally, or by study, or by any human designation. An herdman - By breeding and occupation I was and still am, an herdman. Sycamore fruit - This fruit was good food for man, or cattle.
7:16 The house of Isaac - The posterity of Isaac.
7:17 In a polluted land - Among the Heathen. Israel - The ten tribes.
Amos Chapter 7 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Or greene-wormes.
2 Or, who of (or for) Iacob shall stand?
13 Or, Sanctuarie. , Heb. house of the kingdome.
14 Or, wilde figges.
15 Heb. from behind.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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