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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Amos 1:2


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    King James Bible - Amos 1:2

    And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.

    World English Bible

    He said: "Yahweh will roar from Zion, and utter his
    voice from Jerusalem; and the pastures of the shepherds will mourn, and the top of Carmel will wither."

    Douay-Rheims - Amos 1:2

    And he said: The Lord will roar from Sion, and utter his
    voice from Jerusalem: and the beautiful places of the shepherds have mourned, and the top of Carmel is withered.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his
    voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.

    Original Hebrew

    ויאמר
    559 יהוה 3068 מציון 6726 ישׁאג 7580 ומירושׁלם 3389 יתן 5414 קולו 6963 ואבלו 56  נאות 4999 הרעים 7462 ויבשׁ 3001 ראשׁ 7218 הכרמל׃ 3760

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    VERSE (2) -
    Am 3:7,8 Pr 20:2 Isa 42:13 Jer 25:30 Ho 13:8 Joe 2:11; 3:16

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:2

    Y dijo: El SEÑOR bramará desde Sion, y dará su voz desde Jerusalén; y las estancias de los pastores serán destruidas, y se secará la cumbre del Carmelo.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Amos 1:2

    Verse 2. The
    Lord will roar from Zion] It is a pity that our translators had not followed the hemistich form of the Hebrew:- Jehovah from Zion shall roar, And from Jerusalem shall give forth his voice; And the pleasant dwellings of the shepherds shall mourn, And the top of mount Carmel shall wither.

    Carmel was a very fruitful mountain in the tribe of Judah, Joshua xv. 56; Isa. xxxv. 2.

    This introduction was natural in the mouth of a herdsman who was familiar with the roaring of lions, the bellowing of bulls, and the lowing of kine. The roaring of the lion in the forest is one of the most terrific sounds in nature; when near, it strikes terror into the heart of both man and beast.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 2. And he said , etc.] That is, the Prophet Amos, before described; he, being under divine inspiration, said as follows: the Lord will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem ; not from Samaria, nor from Daniel and Bethel, but from Zion and Jerusalem, where the temple of the Lord stood; and out of the holy of holies in it, where was the seat of the divine Majesty; and his voice being compared to the roaring of a lion, denotes his wrath and vengeance; and is expressive of some terrible threatening prophecy he would send from hence, by one or other of his prophets; perhaps Amos may mean himself; and who, having been a shepherd or herdsman in the wilderness, had often heard the terrible roaring of the lion, to which he compares his prophecy concerning the judgments of God on nations. Some think reference is had to the earthquake, as Aben Ezra; and which might be attended with thunder and lightning, the voice of God: and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn ; that is, the huts or cottages they dwell in, erected for the more convenient care of their flocks; these, by a figure, are said to mourn, because exposed to the violent heat of the sun in this time of drought; or because forsaken by the shepherds; or it may design the shepherds themselves that dwelled in them, that should mourn because there was no pasture for their flocks, the grass being dried up, and withered away: and indeed it may be rendered, “the pastures of the shepherds shall mourn” f18 ; being destroyed by the drought, as the cattle upon them are said to mourn and groan, ( Joel 1:18); and the top of Carmel shall wither ; a fruitful mountain in the land of Israel; there were two of this name, one in the tribe of Judah, near which Nabal dwelt, ( 1 Samuel 25:2); another in the tribe of Asher, near to Ptolemais or Aco; some think the former is meant, as being nearer Tekoa, and more known to Amos; others the latter, because Israel or the ten tribes are prophesied against; though Carmel may be taken for any and all fruitful places in the land; and the top or chief of it withering may signify the destruction of everything pleasant and useful. Some think Amos speaks figuratively in the language of a herdsman or shepherd, as artificers and mechanics do in their own way f19 ; and so by “shepherds” he means kings and princes; and, by their “habitations”, their kingdoms, cities, towns, and palaces; and, by “Carmel”, their wealth, riches, and precious things, which should all be destroyed; and to this agrees the Targum, “the habitations of kings shall become desolate, and the strength of their fortresses shall be made a desert.”

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    God's judgments in the latter days. (Joel 3:1-8) The extent of thes judgments. (Joel 3:9-17) The blessings the church shall enjoy. (Joe 3:18-21)

    Joel 3:1-8 The restoration of the Jews, and the final victory of tru religion over all opposers, appear to be here foretold. The contemp and scorn with which the Jews have often been treated as a people, an the little value set upon them, are noticed. None ever hardened his heart against God or his church, and prospered long.

    Joel 3:9-17 Here is a challenge to all the enemies of God's people There is no escaping God's judgments; hardened sinners, in that day of wrath, shall be cut off from all comfort and joy. Most of the prophet foretell the same final victory of the church of God over all tha oppose it. To the wicked it will be a terrible day, but to the righteous it will be a joyful day. What cause have those who possess a interest in Christ, to glory in their Strength and their Redeemer! The acceptable year of the Lord, a day of such great favour to some, wil be a day of remarkable vengeance to others: let every one that is ou of Christ awake, and flee from the wrath to come.

    Joel 3:18-21 There shall be abundant Divine influences, and the gospe will spread speedily into the remotest corners of the earth. Thes events are predicted under significant emblems; there is a day coming when every thing amiss shall be amended. The fountain of this plenty is in the house of God, whence the streams take rise. Christ is thi Fountain; his sufferings, merit, and grace, cleanse, refresh, and make fruitful. Gospel grace, flowing from Christ, shall reach to the Gentil world, to the most remote regions, and make them abound in fruits of righteousness; and from the house of the Lord above, from his heavenl temple, flows all the good we daily taste, and hope to enjoy eternally.

    Judgments against the Syrians, Philistines, Tyrians, Edomites, an 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 denounce 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 thi bitterness has been shown against the Lord's people. When the Lor reckons with his enemies, how tremendous are his judgments __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ויאמר 559 יהוה 3068 מציון 6726 ישׁאג 7580 ומירושׁלם 3389 יתן 5414 קולו 6963 ואבלו 56  נאות 4999 הרעים 7462 ויבשׁ 3001 ראשׁ 7218 הכרמל׃ 3760


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