SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:1 Â¶ Oíd esta palabra que ha hablado el SEÑOR contra vosotros, hijos de Israel, contra toda la familia que hice subir de la tierra de Egipto. Dice así:
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Amos 3:1 Verse 1. Against the whole family] That is, all, both the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. In this all the twelve tribes are included.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. Hear this word that the Lord hath spoken against you, O children of Israel , etc.] The prophecy against Israel begins in the preceding chapter, where notice is taken of their sins, at least some of them, and of their aggravated circumstances, and sure destruction; and here they are called upon to hearken and listen to what the Lord by his prophet had spoken, and was about to speak unto them; and to “receive” this word, as the Targum; to receive it as the word of God, and not men, and with all humility and reverence; and to take it, and apply it to themselves, to whom it justly belonged; and to make a proper use and improvement of it by humiliation and reformation. A word this was, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt ; it was but a family that went down into Egypt, and, though it greatly increased there, it was no more when it was brought up from thence: a family under the peculiar care of Jehovah, as the bringing them out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, when greatly distressed there, abundantly shows; and which was a wonderful blessing and favour; and therefore often mentioned, and led on to many other blessings and mercies: a family which was the Lord’s own, and therefore he had a right to chastise and correct them for their sins. It seems by this phrase, “the whole family”, as if the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin were included: though the prophecy seems chiefly intended against the ten tribes, which went by the name of Israel, ever since the breach in Rehoboam’s time, as distinct from Judah; saying ; as follows:
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-8 - The distinguishing favours of God to us, if they do not restrain from sin, shall not exempt from punishment. They could not expect communio with God, unless they first sought peace with him. Where there is no friendship, there can be no fellowship. God and man cannot wal together, except they are agreed. Unless we seek his glory, we cannot walk with him. Let us not presume on outward privileges, withou special, sanctifying grace. The threatenings of the word and providenc of God against the sin of man are certain, and certainly show that the judgments of God are at hand. Nor will God remove the affliction he ha sent, till it has done its work. The evil of sin is from ourselves, it is our own doing; but the evil of trouble is from God, and is his doing, whoever are the instruments. This should engage us patiently to bear public troubles, and to study to answer God's meaning in them. The whole of the passage shows that natural evil, or troubles, and no moral evil, or sin, is here meant. The warning given to a careles world will increase its condemnation another day. Oh the amazin stupidity of an unbelieving world, that will not be wrought upon by the terrors of the Lord, and that despise his mercies!
Original Hebrew שׁמעו 8085 את 853 הדבר 1697 הזה 2088 אשׁר 834 דבר 1696 יהוה 3068 עליכם 5921 בני 1121 ישׂראל 3478 על 5921 כל 3605 המשׁפחה 4940 אשׁר 834 העליתי 5927 מארץ 776 מצרים 4714 לאמר׃ 559