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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Amos 1:4

    CHAPTERS: Amos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15




    King James Bible - Amos 1:4

    But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.

    World English Bible

    but I will send a
    fire into the house of Hazael, and it will devour the palaces of Ben Hadad.

    Douay-Rheims - Amos 1:4

    And I will send a
    fire into the house of Azael, and it shall devour the houses of Benadad.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    But I will send a
    fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.

    Original Hebrew

    7971 אשׁ 784 בבית 1004 חזאל 2371 ואכלה 398 ארמנות 759 בן  הדד׃ 1130  

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    VERSE (4) -
    :7,10,12,14; 2:2,5 Jud 9:19,20,57 Jer 17:27; 49:27 Eze 30:8

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:4

    Y meteré fuego en la casa de Hazael, y consumirá los palacios de Ben-adad.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Amos 1:4

    Verse 4. Ben-hadad.] He was son and successor of
    Hazael. See the cruelties which they exercised upon the Israelites, 2 Kings x. 32; xiii. 7, &c., and see especially 2 Kings viii. 12, where these cruelties are predicted.

    The fire threatened here is the war so successfully carried on against the Syrians by Jeroboam II., in which he took Damascus and Hamath, and reconquered all the ancient possessions of Israel. See 2 Kings xiv. 25, 26, 28.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael , etc.] For so doing; into his family, his sons’ sons, one of whom perhaps was Rezin, that Tiglathpileser king of Assyria slew, as Aben Ezra observes. This denotes the judgments of God upon his posterity for his cruel usage of the Israelites; and designs an enemy that should come into his country, and war made in the midst of it, by which it should be depopulated; and this being by the permission and providence of God, and according to his will, is said to be sent by him: which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad ; a name frequently given to the kings of Syria; there was one of this name the immediate predecessor of Hazael, whose servant he was; and he left a son of the same name that succeeded him, ( 2 Kings 7:7,15 2 Kings 13:24); these may denote the royal palaces of the kings of Syria, which should not be spared in this time of desolation; though rather by them may be intended the temples, which he and Hazael are said by Josephus to build in the city of Damascus, whereby they greatly adorned it; and for these and other acts of beneficence they were deified by the Syrians, and worshipped as gods; and even to the times of Josephus, he says, their statues were carried in pomp every day in honour of them; and so, the house of Hazael, in the preceding clause, may signify a temple that was either built by him, or for the worship of him, since he was deified as well as Benhadad; and it may be observed, that as Adad was a common name of the kings of Syria; for, according to Nicholas of Damascus f28 , ten kings that reigned in Damascus were all called Adad; so this is a name of the god they worshipped. Pliny speaks of a god worshipped by the Syrians, whose name must be Adad; since, according to him; the gem “adadunephros” had its name from him f29 ; and Macrobius is express for it, that the chief god of the Assyrians was called Adad, which signifies one; (see Gill on “ Isaiah 66:17”).

    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

    ושׁלחתי 7971 אשׁ 784 בבית 1004 חזאל 2371 ואכלה 398 ארמנות 759 בן  הדד׃ 1130  

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15


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