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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Amos 3:2


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    King James Bible - Amos 3:2

    You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.

    World English Bible

    "You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth. Therefore I will punish you for all of your sins."

    Douay-Rheims - Amos 3:2

    You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore will I visit upon you all your iniquities.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.

    Original Hebrew

    רק
    7535 אתכם 853 ידעתי 3045 מכל 3605 משׁפחות 4940 האדמה 127 על 5921 כן 3651 אפקד 6485 עליכם 5921 את 853 כל 3605 עונתיכם׃ 5771

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    VERSE (2) -
    Ex 19:5,6 De 7:6; 10:15; 26:18; 32:9 Ps 147:19 Isa 63:19

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:2

    A vosotros solamente he conocido de todas las familias de la tierra; por tanto, visitaré contra vosotros todas vuestras maldades.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Amos 3:2

    Verse 2. You only have I known] I have taken no other people to be my own people. I have approved of you,
    loved you, fed, sustained, and defended you; but because you have forsaken me, have become idolatrous and polluted, therefore will I punish you. And the punishment shall be in proportion to the privileges you have enjoyed, and the grace you have abused.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 2. You only have I known of all the
    families of the earth , etc.] All the families or nations of the earth, and all the inhabitants of it, are known by the Lord, as he is the omniscient God; but none had been known by him as a family, or a nation, with that love and affection as this family had been, or distinguished by his favours and blessings as they, not only temporal, but spiritual; besides the land of Canaan, and all the good things in it, they had the law of the Lord, his word, worship, and ordinances, among them; he chose them for himself above all people, and gave peculiar marks of his affection to them, and special instances of his goodness, and of his care over them, and concern for them; (see Deuteronomy 4:6-8 7:6,7 <19E719> Psalm 147:19,20 Romans 9:4,5); therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities ; or “visit upon you” f99 ; or “against you”; in a way of chastisement and correction; they were a family he had highly favoured, and yet departed from him; children he had brought up in a tender manner, and brought out of a most miserable condition, and yet rebelled against him; he had followed and loaded them with his benefits, and they had proved ungrateful to him; he had given them a revelation of his mind and will, and they had rejected it, and therefore knowing, and not doing it, were worthy of more stripes; their sins were more aggravated than others, being against goodness and mercy, light and knowledge; and therefore the Lord was determined to make an example of them; (see 1 Peter 4:17).

    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

    רק 7535 אתכם 853 ידעתי 3045 מכל 3605 משׁפחות 4940 האדמה 127 על 5921 כן 3651 אפקד 6485 עליכם 5921 את 853 כל 3605 עונתיכם׃ 5771


    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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