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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Amos 3:4


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    King James Bible - Amos 3:4

    Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?

    World English Bible

    Will a lion roar in the thicket, when he has no prey? Does a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing?

    Douay-Rheims - Amos 3:4

    Will a lion roar in the forest, if he have no prey? will the lion's whelp cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing ?

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he hath taken nothing?

    Original Hebrew

    הישׁאג
    7580 אריה 738 ביער 3293 וטרף 2964 אין 369 לו  היתן 5414  כפיר 3715 קולו 6963 ממענתו 4585 בלתי 1115 אם 518 לכד׃ 3920

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    VERSE (4) -
    :8; 1:2 Ps 104:21 Ho 11:10

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:4

    ¿Bramará el león en el monte sin hacer presa? ¿Dará el leoncillo su bramido desde su morada, si no prendiere?

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Amos 3:4

    Verse 4. Will a
    lion roar] Should I threaten such a judgment without cause?

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. Will a
    lion roar in the forest when he hath no prey ? etc.] He will not, unless he has it in his sight, or in his paws; he roars when he first sees it, whereby he terrifies the creature, that it cannot move till he comes up to it; and when he has got it in his paws, he roars over it, to invite others to partake with him. Now prophecy from the Lord is compared to the roaring of a lion, ( Amos 1:2); and this is never in a way of judgment without a cause; the sin of men, or of a nation, which makes them a prey to the wrath and fury of God; will a young lion cry , or “give forth his voice”; out of his den, if he have taken nothing ? that is, if the old lion has taken nothing, and brought nothing unto him; which signifies the same as before; unless by the young lion is meant the prophets of the Lord, who never prophesy but when they have a commission from him, and a people are pointed out to them as the just prey of his wrath and vengeance. All the images here used are very natural; the lion is for the most part in woods and forests, hence called the “lion out of the forest”, ( Jeremiah 5:6); as he is by Theocritus f100 ; where his voice is heard, but not unless he is in sight of his prey, or has got it, even though ever so hungry; but when he has it in view, he roars so terribly, that, as Basil observes, many animals that could escape him through their swiftness, yet are so frightened at his roaring, that they have no power to move; and they have their dens either in caves or in thickets, where are the she lioness and the young lions, to whom the prey is brought; (see Nahum 2:11,12).

    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

    הישׁאג 7580 אריה 738 ביער 3293 וטרף 2964 אין 369 לו  היתן 5414  כפיר 3715 קולו 6963 ממענתו 4585 בלתי 1115 אם 518 לכד׃ 3920


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

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