SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:9 Y acaecerá en aquel día, dijo el Señor DIOS, que haré que se ponga el sol al mediodía, y la tierra cubriré de tinieblas en el día claro.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Amos 8:9 Verse 9. I will cause the sun to go down at noon] This may either refer to that darkness which often precedes and accompanies earthquakes, or to an eclipse. Abp. Usher has shown that about eleven years after Amos prophesied there were two great eclipses of the sun; one at the feast of tabernacles, and the other some time before the passover. The prophet may refer to the darkness occasioned by those eclipses; yet I rather think the whole may refer to the earthquake.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 9. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God , etc.] When this deluge and desolation of the land shall be, now spoken of: that I will cause the sun to go down at noon : or to he so dark as if it was set; as at the time of our Lord’s crucifixion, to which many of the ancient fathers refer this prophecy, though it has respect to other times and things.
Jarchi interprets it of the kingdom of the house of David. It doubtless designs the kingdom of Israel, their whole policy, civil and ecclesiastic, and the destruction of it; particularly their king, princes, and nobles, that should be in great adversity, and that suddenly and unexpectedly; it being a fine sunshine morning with them, and they in great prosperity, and yet by noon their sun would be set, and they in the utmost darkness and distress; and I will darken the earth in a clear day ; the land of Israel, the people of it, the common people, who should have their share, in this calamity and affliction; and though it had been a clear day with them, and they promised themselves much and long felicity, yet on a sudden their light would be turned into darkness, and their joy into sadness and sorrow.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 4-10 - The rich and powerful of the land were the most guilty of oppression as well as the foremost in idolatry. They were weary of the restraint of the sabbaths and the new moons, and wished them over, because n common work might be done therein. This is the character of many wh are called Christians. The sabbath day and sabbath work are a burden to carnal hearts. It will either be profaned or be accounted a dull day But can we spend our time better than in communion with God? When employed in religious services, they were thinking of marketings. The were weary of holy duties, because their worldly business stood stil the while. Those are strangers to God, and enemies to themselves, wh love market days better than sabbath days, who would rather be sellin corn than worshipping God. They have no regard to man: those who have lost the savour of piety, will not long keep the sense of commo honesty. They cheat those they deal with. They take advantage of their neighbour's ignorance or necessity, in a traffic which nearly concern the labouring poor. Could we witness the fraud and covetousness, which in such numerous forms, render trading an abomination to the Lord, we should not wonder to see many dealers backward in the service of God But he who thus despises the poor, reproaches his Maker; as it regard Him, rich and poor meet together. Riches that are got by the ruin of the poor, will bring ruin on those that get them. God will remembe their sin against them. This speaks the case of such unjust, unmercifu men, to be miserable indeed, miserable for ever. There shall be terro and desolation every where. It shall come upon them when they littl think of it. Thus uncertain are all our creature-comforts an enjoyments, even life itself; in the midst of life we are in death What will be the wailing in the bitter day which follows sinful an sensual pleasures!
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