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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Amos 5:19


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    King James Bible - Amos 5:19

    As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

    World English Bible

    As if a man fled from a lion, and a
    bear met him; Or he went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a snake bit him.

    Douay-Rheims - Amos 5:19

    As if a man should flee from the face of a lion, and a
    bear should meet him: or enter into the house, and lean with his hand upon the wall, and a serpent should bite him.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    As if a man fled from a lion, and a
    bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

    Original Hebrew

    כאשׁר
    834 ינוס 5127 אישׁ 376 מפני 6440 הארי 738 ופגעו 6293 הדב 1677 ובא 935 הבית 1004 וסמך 5564 ידו 3027 על 5921 הקיר 7023 ונשׁכו 5391 הנחשׁ׃ 5175

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:19

    como el que huye de delante del león, y se topa con el oso; o si entrare en casa y arrimare su mano a la pared, y le muerda la culebra.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Amos 5:19

    Verse 19. As if a man did
    flee from a lion, and a bear met him] They shall go from one evil to another. He who escapes from the lion's mouth shall fall into the bear's paws:- Incidit in Scyllam, cupiens vitare Charybdim.

    The Israelites, under their king Menahem, wishing to avoid a civil war, called in Pul, king of Assyria, to help them. This led to a series of evils inflicted by the Syrian and Assyrian kings, till at last Israel was ravaged by Shalmaneser, and carried into captivity. Thus, in avoiding one evil they fell into another still more grievous.

    Leaned his hands on a wall, and a serpent bit him.] Snakes and venomous animals are fond of taking up their lodging in walls of houses, where they can either find or make holes; and it is dangerous to sit near them or lean against them. In the East Indies they keep the faithful mongose, a species of ichneumon, in their houses, for the purpose of destroying the snakes that infest them.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 19. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him , etc.] That is, should the day of the Lord come as they desired, they would not be the better for it; it would be only going from one trouble to another, like escaping Scylla, and falling into Charybdis: or as if a man, upon the sight of a lion, and at his yell, should take to his heels, and flee “from the face” of him, as the phrase is f129 , and a bear, a less generous, and more cruel and voracious creature, especially when: bereaved of its whelps, should meet him, and seize him: or should: he get clear of them both, or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him ; should he get into a house, and so escape the lion and the bear, and lean upon the wall of the house to support and ease him, being out of breath in running from these creatures; yet a serpent lurking in the wall of an old house bites him, and the venom and poison of it issues in his death; so he gains nothing by fleeing from the lion, or escaping the bear. These proverbial expressions signify that the Israelites would be no gainers by the day of the Lord, but rather fall into greater evils, and more distressing calamities. Some Jewish writers interpret the lion and the bear of Laban and Esau; the lion (they say f130 ) is Laban, who pursued after Jacob to take away his life; the bear is Esau, who stood in the way to kill all that came, the mother with the children; but are much better interpreted of the Chaldeans, Persians, and Grecians, by Jerom; whose words are, “fleeing from the face of Nebuchadnezzar the lion, ye will be met by Ahasuerus, under whom, was the history of Esther; or the empire of the Assyrians and Chaldeans being destroyed, the Medes and Persians shall arise; and when upon the reign of Cyrus ye shall have returned, and at the command of, Darius shall have begun to build the house of the Lord, and have confidence in the temple, so as to rest in it, lean your weary hands on its walls; then shall come Alexander king of the Macedonians, or Antiochus, surnamed Epiphanes, who shall abide in the temple, and bite likes serpent, not without in Babylon, and in Susa, but within the borders of the holy land; by which it appears that the day ye desire is not a day of light and joy, but of darkness and sorrow.”

    The interpretation is pretty and ingenious enough, since the characters of the lion, bear, and serpent, agree with the respective persons and people mentioned; Nebuchadnezzar is often compared to a lion, ( Jeremiah 4:7 50:17); and the Babylonian and Chaldean monarchy is represented by one in ( Daniel 7:4); and the Persian monarchy by a bear, ( Daniel 7:5); to which the Persians are compared, the Jews say f131 , because they eat and drink like a bear, are as fat as bears, and hairy like them, and as restless as they; and so the Persians were noted for their luxury and lust, as well as their cruelty; and, wearing long hair, are called hairy persons in the Delphic oracle, which Herodotus interprets of them; (see Gill on “ Daniel 7:5”); and Antiochus may not unfitly be compared to a serpent; see (see Gill on “ Daniel 8:23-25”); (see Gill on “ Daniel 11:23”); but what is to be objected to this sense is, that the words are spoken to the ten tribes, or Israel, who were carried captive by the Assyrians; and not the two tribes, or the Jews, who fell into the hands, first of the Chaldeans, then the Persians, and then the Grecians, particularly into the hands of Antiochus; (see Daniel 7:4,5 Ezra 1:1).


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 18-27 - Woe unto those that desire the day of the Lord's judgments, that wis for times of war and confusion; as some who long for changes, hoping to rise upon the ruins of their country! but this should be so great desolation, that nobody could gain by it. The day of the Lord will be dark, dismal, gloomy day to all impenitent sinners. When God makes day dark, all the world cannot make it light. Those who are no reformed by the judgments of God, will be pursued by them; if the escape one, another stands ready to seize them. A pretence of piety i double iniquity, and so it will be found. The people of Israel copie the crimes of their forefathers. The law of worshipping the Lord ou God, is, Him only we must serve. Professors thrive so little, becaus they have little or no communion with God in their duties. They wer led captive by Satan into idolatry, therefore God caused them to go into captivity among idolaters __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    כאשׁר 834 ינוס 5127 אישׁ 376 מפני 6440 הארי 738 ופגעו 6293 הדב 1677 ובא 935 הבית 1004 וסמך 5564 ידו 3027 על 5921 הקיר 7023 ונשׁכו 5391 הנחשׁ׃ 5175


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