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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Amos 6:10


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    King James Bible - Amos 6:10

    And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.

    World English Bible

    "When a man's relative carries him, even he who burns him, to bring bodies out of the house, and asks him who is in the innermost
    parts of the house, 'Is there yet any with you?' And he says, 'No;' then he will say, 'Hush! Indeed we must not mention the name of Yahweh.'

    Douay-Rheims - Amos 6:10

    And a man's kinsman shall take him up, and shall burn him, that he may
    carry the bones out of the house; and he shall say to him that is in the inner rooms of the house: Is there yet any with thee?

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring the bones out of the house, and shall say to him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy
    tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.

    Original Hebrew

    ונשׂאו
    5375 דודו 1730 ומסרפו 5635 להוציא 3318 עצמים 6106 מן 4480 הבית 1004 ואמר 559 לאשׁר 834 בירכתי 3411 הבית 1004 העוד 5750 עמך 5973 ואמר 559 אפס 657 ואמר 559 הס 2013 כי 3588 לא 3808 להזכיר 2142 בשׁם 8034 יהוה׃ 3068

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    VERSE (10) -
    Am 8:3 1Sa 31:12 2Ki 23:16 Jer 16:6

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:10

    Y su tío tomará a cada uno, y le quemará para sacar los huesos de casa; y dirá al que estará en los rincones de la casa: ¿Hay aún alguno contigo? Y dirá: No. Y dirá aquél : Calla, que no conviene hacer memoria del nombre del SEÑOR.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Amos 6:10

    Verse 10. A man's uncle shall take him up] Bp. Newcome says, this obscure verse seems to describe the effects of
    famine and pestilence during the siege of Samaria. The carcass shall be burnt, and the bones removed with no ceremony of funeral rites, and without the assistance of the nearest kinsman. Solitude shall reign in the house; and if one is left, he must be silent, (see chap. viii. 3,) and retired, lest he be plundered of his scanty provision! Burning the body, and then collecting the ashes, and putting them into an urn, was deemed the most honourable mode of burial.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 10. And a man’s uncle shall take him up , etc.] That is, his father’s
    brother, as Kimchi; or his near kinsman, as the Targum; to whom the right of inheritance belongs, and also the care of his funeral; he shall take up the dead man himself, in order to inter him, there being none to employ in such service; the mortality being so universal, either through the pestilence raging everywhere, or through the earthquake, men being killed by the fall of houses upon them; which Aben Ezra takes to be the case here; (see Amos 6:11 <300101> 1:1 3:13); and he that burneth him ; which may be read disjunctively, “or he that burneth him” f173 ; his mother’s brother, according to Judah ben Karis in Aben Ezra; for which there seems to be no foundation. The Targum renders it in connection with the preceding clause, “shall take him up from burning;” and so Jarchi interprets of a man’s being found, and taken up in a house, burnt by the enemy at the taking of the city: but it is best to understand it of one whose business it was to burn the dead; which, though not commonly used among the Jews, sometimes was, ( 1 Samuel 31:12); and so should be at this time, partly because of the infection, and to stop the contagion; and chiefly because a single man could not well carry whole bodies to the grave, to bury them; and therefore first burnt their flesh, and then buried their bones, as follows: to bring out the bones out of the house ; in order to bury them: and shall say unto him that [is] by the sides of the house ; or “in the corner of it” f174 , as the Targum; either the uncle shall say to the burner, that is searching the house for the dead; or the uncle and burner, being one and the same person, shall say to the only surviving one of the ten, that is got into some corner of the house through fear or melancholy, under such a sad calamity, [is there] yet [any] with thee ? any dead corpse to be brought out and burned and buried? and he shall say, no ; there are no more: or “[there is] an end” of them all f175 ; the last has been brought out: or, as the Targum, “they are perished;” they are all dead, and carried out: then shall he say, hold thy tongue ; lest the neighbours should hear, and be discouraged at the number of the dead in one house; or say not one word against the providence of God, nor murmur and repine at his hand, since it is just and righteous: for we may not make mention of the name of the Lord ; being forbid by their superiors; or it is not right to do it by way of complaint, since our sins have deserved such judgments to come upon us; or it will be to no purpose to make mention of the name of the Lord, and pray unto him to turn away his hand, since destruction is determined, the decree is gone forth. The Targum is, “he shall say, remove (that is, the dead), since while they lived they did not pray in the name of the Lord.”

    And so the Syriac and Arabic versions make this to be the reason of the mortality, “because they remembered not the name of the Lord”; or, “called not upon” it.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 8-14 - How dreadful, how miserable, is the case of those whose eternal rui the Lord himself has sworn; for he can execute his purpose, and non can alter it! Those hearts are wretchedly hardened that will not be brought to mention God's name, and to worship him, when the hand of God is gone out against them, when sickness and death are in their families. Those that will not be tilled as fields, shall be abandone as rocks. When our services of God are soured with sin, his providence will justly be made bitter to us. Men should take warning not to harde their hearts, for those who walk in pride, God will destroy __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ונשׂאו 5375 דודו 1730 ומסרפו 5635 להוציא 3318 עצמים 6106 מן 4480 הבית 1004 ואמר 559 לאשׁר 834 בירכתי 3411 הבית 1004 העוד 5750 עמך 5973 ואמר 559 אפס 657 ואמר 559 הס 2013 כי 3588 לא 3808 להזכיר 2142 בשׁם 8034 יהוה׃ 3068


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