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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Amos 3:7


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    King James Bible - Amos 3:7

    Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

    World English Bible

    Surely the Lord Yahweh will do nothing, unless he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.

    Douay-Rheims - Amos 3:7

    For the Lord God doth nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret to his servants the prophets.

    Original Hebrew

    כי
    3588 לא 3808 יעשׂה 6213 אדני 136 יהוה 3069 דבר 1697 כי 3588 אם 518 גלה 1540 סודו 5475 אל 413 עבדיו 5650 הנביאים׃ 5030

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    VERSE (7) -
    Ge 6:13; 18:17 1Ki 22:19-23 2Ki 3:17-20; 6:12; 22:13,20

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:7

    Porque no hará nada el Señor DIOS, sin que revele su secreto a sus siervos los profetas.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Amos 3:7

    Verse 7. Surely the
    Lord God will do nothing] In reference to the punishment, correction, or blessing of his people:- But he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.] They are in strict correspondence with him, and he shows them things to come. Such secrets of God are revealed to them, that they may inform the people; that, by repentance and conversion, they may avoid the evil, and, by walking closely with God, secure the continuance of his favour.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 7. Surely the
    Lord God will do nothing , etc.] In the world, in a nation or city; no remarkable event has happened, or shall happen, to the sons of men: but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets ; what he willed and determined to do, which was a secret in his own breast, till revealed; and this generally, and for the most part, he makes known to those that fear and serve him; and especially to whom he employs in public service, as his prophets and ministers, previous to his accomplishment of it: thus he revealed to Noah the drowning of the old world by the flood; to Abraham the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah; and to the same servant and friend of his the affliction of his posterity four hundred years in a strange land, and then to be brought out with great substance; to Abijah the Shilonite the rending of ten tribes from the house of David; to Jeremiah the seventy years’ captivity of the Jews in Babylon; to Isaiah their deliverance from thence, through Cyrus by name; to Daniel the four monarchies, the nature, rise, and fall of them; and to John, the disciple of Christ, all the material things that should come to pass, relating to the church and world, from the first times of the Gospel to the second coming of Christ; which that book is a revelation of that bears that name; (see Genesis 18:17); and so that grand affair, which God has brought about in the world, the salvation of his people by his Son, which was a secret hid in his heart before the world began, this he revealed to his servants before it was effected; not only the scheme of it, but the author of it, whom he very early gave notice of; and who was spoken of by the mouth of all the prophets, from the beginning of the world; declaring who and what he was, the Son of God; that he should be incarnate, and born of a virgin; when he should appear, and where, and in what part of the world; also in what way and manner he should obtain salvation, by his obedience and sufferings; and all the circumstances relating thereunto are most minutely and exactly declared by him. Yea, God reveals unto his saints in common the secret of his purposes, respecting their election, redemption, and regeneration, which is made known in the effectual calling; and of the blessings of his grace in the covenant, and also of his providences; and of his love, grace, and mercy; and of his Gospel, and the mysteries of it; thus he deals with them as his friends, rather than as his servants; (see Psalm 25:14 John 15:15).

    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

    כי 3588 לא 3808 יעשׂה 6213 אדני 136 יהוה 3069 דבר 1697 כי 3588 אם 518 גלה 1540 סודו 5475 אל 413 עבדיו 5650 הנביאים׃ 5030


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