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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Amos 3:8

    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 3:8

    The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

    World English Bible

    The lion has roared. Who will not fear? The Lord Yahweh has spoken. Who can but prophesy?

    Douay-Rheims - Amos 3:8

    The lion shall roar, who will not fear? The Lord God hath spoken, who shall not prophesy?

    Webster's Bible Translation

    The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

    Original Hebrew

    738 שׁאג 7580 מי 4310 לא 3808 יירא 3372 אדני 136 יהוה 3068 דבר 1696 מי 4310 לא 3808 ינבא׃ 5012

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    VERSE (8) -
    :4; 1:2 Re 5:5

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:8

    Bramando el león, ¿quién no temerá? Hablando el Señor DIOS, ¿quién no profetizará?

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Amos 3:8

    Verse 8. The
    lion hath roared,] God hath sent forth a terrible alarm, Who will not fear? Can any hear such denunciations of Divine wrath and not tremble? The Lord God hath spoken] And those only who are in communion with him have heard the speech. Who can but prophesy? Who can help proclaiming at large the judgment threatened against the nation? But I think abn naba, here, is to be taken in its natural and ideal signification, to pray, supplicate, or deprecate vengeance. The Lord hath spoken of punishment-who can help supplicating his mercy, that his judgments may be averted?

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 8. The
    lion hath roared, who will not fear ? etc.] Amos said this from his own experience, who, having been a herdsman in the wilderness of Tekoa, had often heard a lion roar, which had put him into a panic, both for himself, and the cattle he kept; the figure is explained in the next clause: the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy ? whether it be to foretell future events, which the Lord has made known shall come to pass; or to preach the word, which is to prophesy to edification, to exhortation, and comfort, ( 1 Corinthians 14:3); or to perform the more private exercises of religion, as singing of psalms, praying, etc. ( 1 Chronicles 25:1-3) ( 1 Corinthians 11:4,5); these things who can forbear doing, to whom the Lord has spoken either in a dream or vision, or in his word, and by his Spirit; and to whom he has given a call and commissions, and gifts and graces, qualifying them for such service? who that has the fear of God in his heart, and his glory in view, and the good of others, that can refrain from it? nay, it is of dangerous consequence to refuse it; for if the roaring of a lion is so terrible, and if the wrath of an earthly king is as the roaring of a lion, much more the wrath and displeasure of the King of kings. Jonah declined prophesying when the Lord spoke to him, but what was the consequence of it? the prophet by this seems to justify himself in prophesying, and that he ought not to be blamed for it, seeing the Lord had given him the word, and therefore he ought to publish it. This may be particularly applied to the ministers of the word, who have a call, a charge and gifts from Christ, and on whom there is a necessity laid to preach the Gospel; and who should not shut, to declare it on any account; nor can they, who have it in their hearts, and as fire in their bones; who have seen and heard, and handled of the word of life, let what will be the consequence of it; (see Psalm 68:11 Acts 4:20 5:20,29 Corinthians 9:16).

    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

    אריה 738 שׁאג 7580 מי 4310 לא 3808 יירא 3372 אדני 136 יהוה 3068 דבר 1696 מי 4310 לא 3808 ינבא׃ 5012

    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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