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the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .
children = sons. Some codices, with one early printed edition, Aram, and Septuagint, read "house". Either reading shows that these chapters relate to the twelve-tribed nation (see p. 1206).
I brought up , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 12:51 , &c.)
you only have I known, &c. See the Structure above. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 7:6 ). App-92 . Compare Psalms 147:19 , Psalms 147:20 .
earth = soil. Hebrew. addamah.
punish you = visit upon you, as in Amos 3:14 . Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 32:34 ). App-92 . iniquities. Hebrew. `avah. App-44 .
Can two . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis (in negative affirmation). App-6 . This is the first of five parables. The answer to each is self-evident,
be agreed = have met together by appointment [of time and (place].
Will . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis . App-6 .
forest = thicket.
snare = net. Hebrew. phah .
gin = a snare, or trap. Gin is short for the Old French engin, which is from Latin. ingeninm; hence, something ingenious.
Shall . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . trumpet. Hebrew. shophar.
not be afraid = not run together.
evil = calamity; as in Amos 5:13 .Psalms 141:5 . Feb. ra'a'. App-44 . = evil: not moral evil, but evil inflicted in judgment, as in Amos 5:13 .Isaiah 45:7 . Jeremiah 18:11 .Lamentations 3:38 .
and the LORD hath not done it? With the true meaning of "evil" there is no need to do violence to the Hebrew to defend Jehovah's righteous dealings.
done = inflicted.
Surely = [No:] for. Compare Job 31:18 . Micah 6:4 . The reason follows and is explained.
the Lord GOD. See note on Amos 1:7 .
will do = doeth. Hebrew. 'asah = work, execute (Exodus 12:12 .Numbers 5:30 ; Numbers 33:4 .Deuteronomy 10:18 ; Deuteronomy 33:21 , &c.)
revealeth . As He did to Abraham, His "prophet" (Genesis 20:7 ) in Genesis 18:17 , &c., and has since done by His prophets. Compare Genesis 6:13 .Psalms 25:14 .John 15:15 .
secret secret counsel. Hebrew. sod. Compare Job 15:8 ; Job 29:4 .Proverbs 3:32 .
The lion bath roared. Figure of speech Hypocatastasis. App-6 . the Lord GOD hath spoken. Figure of speech Hermeneia. App-6 . Explaining the Figure of speech Hypocatastasis. in the preceding line.
who can but prophesy ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . Some modern critics alter the Feb. to "be frightened", not seeing that it is through the prophets that God speaks (Hebrews 1:1 ).
palaces . See note on Amos 1:4 .
the oppressed = oppressive acts. Hebrew. 'ashukim = oppressed by violent and forcible exactions. Occurs only here; Job 35:9 ; and Ecclesiastes 4:1 . Reference to Pentateuch Leviticus 19:13 .Deuteronomy 24:14; Deuteronomy 24:14 ).
they know not. Marking the Structure.
right = straight forward. Hebrew. nakah . A rare word. Occurs only in 2 Samuel 15:3 .Proverbs 8:9 ("plain"); Amo 24:26 . Isaiah 26:10 ("uprightness"); Amo 30:10 ("right things"); Amo 57:2 ("uprightness"); Amo 59:14 ("equity").
saith the Lord = [is] Jehovah's oracle.
thus saith the Lord God. The first of three occurrences of this formula in Amos. See note on Amos 1:3 .
An adversary = An adversary [shall] come. Figure of speech Ellipsis . App-6 . Compare 2 Kings 17:3 , 2Ki 17:6 ; 2 Kings 18:9 , 2 Kings 18:10 , 2 Kings 18:11 .
Thus saith the Lord. See note on Amos 1:3 .
As = Just as. according as.
taketh = rescueth, like a brand plucked from the burning.
a piece = the tip.
in a couch = [in the corner of] a couch: i.e. luxuriously. Compare Amos 6:1-4 . Ellipsis (of Repetition). App-6
the house of Jacob: i.e. the whole of the natural seed. See note on Amos 3:1 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .
saith the Lord God, the God of hosts = [is] the oracle of Adonai, the Elohim of Zebaioth.
in the day that, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 32:34 ). App-92 .
ground = earth. Hebrew. erez .
winter house. Compare Jeremiah 36:22 .
summer house . Compare Judges 3:20 .
houses of ivory. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Whole), App-6 , for the parts inlaid, paneled, or overlaid with ivory. Compare 1 Kings 22:39 . Psalms 45:8 .
the great = many.
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