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Amos 5

Introduction

Overview

Amos 5:1, A lamentation for Israel; Amos 5:4, An exhortation to repentance; Amos 5:21, God rejects their hypocritical service.

Verse 1

Hear: Amos 3:1, Amos 4:1

I take: Amos 5:16, Jeremiah 7:29, Jeremiah 9:10, Jeremiah 9:17, Jeremiah 9:20, Ezekiel 19:1, Ezekiel 19:14, Ezekiel 26:17, Ezekiel 27:2, Ezekiel 27:27-32, Ezekiel 28:12, Ezekiel 32:2, Ezekiel 32:16, Micah 2:4

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 18:11 - the king Joel 1:2 - Hear Zephaniah 2:5 - the word

Verse 2

virgin: Isaiah 37:22, Jeremiah 14:17, Jeremiah 18:13, Jeremiah 31:4, Lamentations 2:13

is fallen: 2 Kings 15:29, 2 Kings 17:16, Isaiah 3:8, Hosea 14:1

she shall: Isaiah 14:21, Isaiah 24:20, Isaiah 43:17, Jeremiah 51:64

she is: Jeremiah 4:20

none: Amos 7:2-5, Amos 9:11, Isaiah 51:17, Isaiah 51:18, Jeremiah 2:27, Jeremiah 30:12-14, Lamentations 1:16-19, Ezekiel 16:36, Ezekiel 16:37, Hosea 6:2

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 19:21 - The virgin 2 Kings 21:14 - And I will Proverbs 24:16 - but Isaiah 9:14 - will cut Jeremiah 8:4 - Shall they Hosea 5:5 - fall in

Verse 3

The city: Deuteronomy 4:27, Deuteronomy 28:62, Isaiah 1:9, Isaiah 10:22, Ezekiel 12:16, Romans 9:27

Reciprocal: Isaiah 9:14 - will cut Amos 6:9 - if

Verse 4

Seek: Amos 5:6, Deuteronomy 30:1-8, 1 Chronicles 28:9, 2 Chronicles 15:2, 2 Chronicles 20:3, 2 Chronicles 34:3, Psalms 14:2, Psalms 27:8, Isaiah 55:6, Isaiah 55:7, Jeremiah 29:12, Jeremiah 29:13, Lamentations 3:25, Lamentations 3:26, Zephaniah 2:3, Matthew 7:8

and: Psalms 22:26, Psalms 69:32, Psalms 105:3, Psalms 105:4, Isaiah 55:3

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 14:4 - seek Isaiah 31:1 - neither Isaiah 45:19 - Seek Ezekiel 18:9 - he shall Hosea 10:12 - time Hosea 11:7 - are bent Amos 4:12 - prepare Matthew 7:7 - seek Luke 11:9 - seek

Verse 5

seek: Amos 4:4, Hosea 4:15, Hosea 9:15, Hosea 10:14, Hosea 10:15, Hosea 12:11

Beersheba: Amos 8:14, Genesis 21:33

Gilgal: There is a paronomasia here, both on the letters and words: hag gilgal galoh yigleh oovaith el yiheyeh leawen "Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Beth-el (the house of God) shall come to nought," or Aven, i.e., Beth-aven, the house of iniquity.

and Bethel: Amos 7:17, Leviticus 26:30-32, Deuteronomy 28:41, Hosea 4:15, Hosea 10:8, Hosea 10:15

come: Job 8:22, Psalms 33:10, Isaiah 8:10, Isaiah 29:20, 1 Corinthians 1:28, 1 Corinthians 2:6, Revelation 18:17

Reciprocal: Joshua 4:19 - Gilgal 2 Kings 2:23 - Bethel Jeremiah 48:13 - as the Amos 6:7 - shall they Amos 7:9 - the high

Verse 6

Seek: Amos 5:4, Ezekiel 33:11

lest: Exodus 22:6

the house: Amos 6:6, Genesis 48:8-20, Joshua 18:5, Judges 1:22, Judges 1:23, 2 Samuel 19:20, 1 Kings 11:28, Ezekiel 37:19, Zechariah 10:6

there: Isaiah 1:31, Jeremiah 4:4, Jeremiah 7:20, Ezekiel 20:47, Ezekiel 20:48, Mark 9:43-48

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 18:11 - the king 1 Chronicles 16:11 - Seek Isaiah 45:7 - I make Peace Isaiah 51:1 - ye that seek Isaiah 55:6 - Seek Jeremiah 48:13 - as the Hosea 10:12 - time Amos 5:15 - the remnant Amos 7:4 - called Acts 8:22 - pray

Verse 7

turn: Amos 5:11, Amos 5:12, Amos 6:12, Deuteronomy 29:18, Isaiah 1:23, Isaiah 5:7, Isaiah 10:1, Isaiah 59:13, Isaiah 59:14, Hosea 10:4, Habakkuk 1:12-14

leave: Psalms 36:3, Psalms 125:5, Ezekiel 3:20, Ezekiel 18:24, Ezekiel 33:12, Ezekiel 33:13, Ezekiel 33:18, Zephaniah 1:6

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 24:17 - pervert Psalms 147:8 - prepareth Proverbs 16:10 - transgresseth Proverbs 17:15 - that justifieth Amos 5:24 - let Habakkuk 1:4 - for John 8:15 - judge Acts 23:3 - for Revelation 8:11 - Wormwood

Verse 8

maketh: Job 9:9, Job 38:31, Job 38:32

and turneth: Job 12:22, Job 38:12, Job 38:13, Psalms 107:10-14, Matthew 4:16, Luke 1:79

maketh: Amos 4:13, Amos 8:9, Exodus 10:21-23, Exodus 14:24-28, Psalms 104:20, Psalms 105:28, Isaiah 59:10

that calleth: Amos 9:6, Genesis 7:11-20, 1 Kings 18:44, 1 Kings 18:45, Job 37:13, Job 38:34

The Lord: Amos 4:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:14 - and let Job 3:5 - the shadow Job 12:15 - he sendeth Job 38:17 - the shadow Psalms 147:8 - prepareth Isaiah 9:2 - in the land Jeremiah 16:21 - and they Jeremiah 33:2 - the Lord Hosea 10:12 - time Joel 2:10 - the sun Nahum 1:4 - rebuketh Haggai 1:11 - I called

Verse 9

strengtheneth: 2 Kings 13:17, 2 Kings 13:25, Jeremiah 37:10, Hebrews 11:34

spoiled: Heb. spoil

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 14:11 - nothing Psalms 8:2 - strength

Verse 10

hate: Amos 7:10-17, 1 Kings 18:17, 1 Kings 21:20, 1 Kings 22:8, 2 Chronicles 24:20-22, 2 Chronicles 25:16, 2 Chronicles 36:16, Proverbs 9:7, Proverbs 9:8, Isaiah 29:21, Jeremiah 20:7-10, John 7:7, John 15:19, John 15:22-24, Revelation 11:10

abhor: Jeremiah 17:16, Jeremiah 17:17, John 3:20, John 8:45-47

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:20 - the gate Leviticus 13:10 - quick raw flesh Leviticus 26:43 - their soul Deuteronomy 33:11 - smite Ruth 4:1 - to the gate 2 Chronicles 18:7 - I hate him Proverbs 15:12 - scorner Proverbs 24:7 - openeth Jeremiah 26:9 - Why Jeremiah 38:7 - the king Ezekiel 3:26 - and shalt Amos 5:12 - in the Amos 5:15 - establish Micah 3:2 - hate John 8:6 - as though

Verse 11

treading: Amos 4:1, Isaiah 5:7, Isaiah 5:8, Isaiah 59:13, Isaiah 59:14, Micah 2:2, Micah 3:1-3, James 2:6, Revelation 11:8-10

ye have built: Deuteronomy 28:30, Deuteronomy 28:38, Deuteronomy 28:39, Isaiah 65:21, Isaiah 65:22, Micah 6:15, Zephaniah 1:13, Haggai 1:6

pleasant vineyards: Heb. vineyards of desire

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:6 - General Leviticus 25:14 - General Deuteronomy 1:17 - ye shall hear Deuteronomy 8:12 - and hast built Job 15:34 - the tabernacles Job 24:10 - they take away Job 31:34 - that I Job 33:20 - dainty meat Psalms 10:9 - when Proverbs 22:7 - rich Proverbs 31:9 - General Isaiah 5:9 - Of a truth Isaiah 10:2 - turn aside Isaiah 16:10 - General Isaiah 17:10 - shalt thou Isaiah 29:21 - and turn Jeremiah 8:10 - will I Jeremiah 25:34 - pleasant vessel Ezekiel 16:49 - neither Ezekiel 18:7 - hath spoiled Ezekiel 26:12 - thy pleasant houses Daniel 10:3 - pleasant bread Hosea 5:11 - oppressed Hosea 12:7 - he loveth Amos 2:6 - because Amos 5:7 - turn Amos 6:12 - for Amos 8:4 - swallow Amos 9:14 - plant Micah 6:12 - the rich Zechariah 7:10 - oppress John 3:20 - every

Verse 12

I know: Deuteronomy 31:21, Isaiah 66:18, Jeremiah 29:23, Hebrews 4:12, Hebrews 4:13

manifold: 2 Kings 17:7-17, Isaiah 47:9

they afflict: Amos 2:6, Amos 2:7, Amos 2:16, Acts 3:13, Acts 3:14, Acts 7:52, James 5:4, James 5:6

take: 1 Samuel 8:3, Psalms 26:9, Psalms 26:10, Isaiah 1:23, Isaiah 33:15, Micah 3:11, Micah 7:3

bribe: or, ransom

and they: Amos 2:7, Isaiah 10:2, Isaiah 29:21, Lamentations 3:34, Malachi 3:5

in the: Amos 5:10, Deuteronomy 16:18, Ruth 4:1, Job 29:7-25, Job 31:21, Proverbs 22:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:20 - the gate Exodus 23:6 - General Exodus 23:8 - thou shalt take Leviticus 25:14 - General Deuteronomy 1:17 - ye shall hear Job 15:34 - the tabernacles Job 24:10 - they take away Psalms 10:9 - when Proverbs 17:15 - that justifieth Proverbs 22:7 - rich Proverbs 24:7 - openeth Proverbs 31:9 - General Ecclesiastes 5:8 - regardeth Ezekiel 16:49 - neither Ezekiel 18:7 - hath spoiled Hosea 4:18 - her Hosea 5:11 - oppressed Amos 5:7 - turn Amos 6:3 - and cause Amos 6:12 - for Micah 6:12 - the rich Habakkuk 1:4 - for Zechariah 7:10 - oppress

Verse 13

the prudent: Amos 6:10, Ecclesiastes 3:7, Isaiah 36:21, Hosea 4:4, Micah 7:5-7, Matthew 27:12-14

an evil: Ecclesiastes 9:12, Isaiah 37:3, Micah 2:3, Habakkuk 3:16, Zephaniah 2:2, Zephaniah 2:3, Ephesians 5:15, Ephesians 5:16, Ephesians 6:13, 2 Timothy 3:1

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 18:36 - held their peace Nehemiah 2:12 - neither Job 13:5 - and it Job 21:5 - lay your Job 32:16 - General Psalms 37:19 - in the evil Psalms 38:14 - that heareth Psalms 39:1 - while Psalms 49:5 - days Proverbs 14:15 - the prudent Proverbs 29:11 - General Lamentations 2:10 - and keep Micah 1:10 - Declare Zechariah 1:4 - Turn John 7:10 - not John 8:6 - as though

Verse 14

Seek: Psalms 34:12-16, Proverbs 11:27, Isaiah 1:16, Isaiah 1:17, Isaiah 55:2, Micah 6:8, Matthew 6:33, Romans 2:7-9

and so: Amos 3:3, Genesis 39:2, Genesis 39:3, Genesis 39:23, Exodus 3:12, Joshua 1:9, 1 Chronicles 28:20, 2 Chronicles 15:2, Psalms 46:11, Isaiah 8:10, Matthew 1:23, Matthew 28:20, Philippians 4:8, Philippians 4:9, 2 Timothy 4:22

as: Numbers 16:3, Isaiah 48:1, Isaiah 48:2, Jeremiah 7:3, Jeremiah 7:4, Micah 3:11

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 20:17 - for the Lord Ezekiel 18:9 - he shall Hosea 11:7 - are bent Amos 5:24 - let Zephaniah 2:3 - Seek ye Zechariah 7:7 - cried Matthew 7:12 - for Philippians 1:10 - ye

Verse 15

Hate: Psalms 34:14, Psalms 36:4, Psalms 37:27, Psalms 97:10, Psalms 119:104, Psalms 139:21, Psalms 139:22, Romans 7:15, Romans 7:16, Romans 7:22, Romans 8:7, Romans 12:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:21, 1 Thessalonians 5:22, 3 John 1:11

establish: Amos 5:10, Amos 5:24, Amos 6:12, 2 Chronicles 19:6-11, Psalms 82:2-4, Jeremiah 7:5-7

it may: Exodus 32:30, 2 Samuel 16:12, 1 Kings 20:31, 2 Kings 19:4, Joel 2:14, Jonah 3:9

the remnant: Amos 5:6, 2 Kings 13:7, 2 Kings 14:26, 2 Kings 14:27, 2 Kings 15:29, Jeremiah 31:7, Micah 2:12, Micah 5:3, Micah 5:7, Micah 5:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:20 - the gate Ruth 4:1 - to the gate 1 Samuel 14:6 - it may be 2 Samuel 8:15 - David executed 2 Samuel 12:22 - I fasted Psalms 119:163 - hate Proverbs 8:13 - The fear Proverbs 24:7 - openeth Isaiah 1:16 - cease Isaiah 7:15 - know Isaiah 37:4 - It may Daniel 2:49 - sat Hosea 10:12 - time Hosea 11:7 - are bent Obadiah 1:18 - the house of Joseph Jonah 1:6 - if Zephaniah 2:3 - Seek ye Zechariah 7:7 - cried Zechariah 8:16 - execute the judgment of truth and peace Matthew 7:12 - for Matthew 12:33 - General Acts 8:22 - if Philippians 1:10 - ye Titus 1:8 - a lover of good Hebrews 1:9 - hated

Verse 16

the Lord: Amos 5:27, Amos 3:13

Wailing: Amos 8:10, Isaiah 15:2-5, Isaiah 15:8, Isaiah 22:12, Jeremiah 4:31, Jeremiah 9:10, Jeremiah 9:18-20, Joel 1:8, Joel 1:11, Joel 1:14, Micah 1:8, Micah 2:4, Revelation 18:10, Revelation 18:15, Revelation 18:16, Revelation 18:19

such: Jeremiah 9:17-19

Reciprocal: Job 3:8 - who are ready Isaiah 24:11 - all joy Jeremiah 30:5 - a voice Jeremiah 50:16 - the sower Ezekiel 6:11 - Alas Ezekiel 27:2 - General Ezekiel 30:3 - a cloudy Hosea 4:3 - the land Joel 1:15 - Alas Amos 5:1 - I take

Verse 17

in: Isaiah 16:10, Isaiah 32:10-12, Jeremiah 48:33, Hosea 9:1, Hosea 9:2

I will: Exodus 12:12, Exodus 12:23, Joel 3:17, Nahum 1:12, Nahum 1:15, Zechariah 9:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 11:4 - About Exodus 11:6 - General Exodus 12:30 - and there was a great cry Jeremiah 9:17 - call Micah 2:4 - and lament Revelation 18:15 - shall

Verse 18

desire: Isaiah 5:19, Isaiah 28:15-22, Jeremiah 17:15, Ezekiel 12:22, Ezekiel 12:27, Malachi 3:1, Malachi 3:2, 2 Peter 3:4

the day of the Lord is: Isaiah 5:30, Isaiah 9:19, Isaiah 24:11, Isaiah 24:12, Jeremiah 30:7, Joel 1:15, Joel 2:1, Joel 2:2, Joel 2:10, Joel 2:31, Zephaniah 1:14, Zephaniah 1:15, Malachi 4:1, 2 Peter 3:10

Reciprocal: Job 3:4 - darkness Isaiah 2:12 - the day Isaiah 8:22 - look Isaiah 13:6 - for the day Isaiah 22:5 - a day Isaiah 59:9 - we wait Jeremiah 5:6 - a lion Lamentations 3:2 - brought Lamentations 3:10 - unto Ezekiel 13:5 - the day Ezekiel 34:12 - in the cloudy Joel 2:11 - the day Amos 6:3 - put Zephaniah 1:7 - for the day Luke 23:44 - there

Verse 19

As if: They should go from one evil to another. Amos 9:1, Amos 9:2, 1 Kings 20:29, 1 Kings 20:30, Job 20:24, Job 20:25, Isaiah 24:17, Isaiah 24:18, Jeremiah 15:2, Jeremiah 15:3, Jeremiah 48:43, Jeremiah 48:44, Acts 28:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:6 - and four Exodus 4:3 - it became Exodus 14:25 - Let us flee Joshua 10:18 - General Judges 4:17 - fled 1 Samuel 5:9 - the hand 1 Samuel 5:12 - died 2 Samuel 13:34 - Absalom fled 1 Kings 13:24 - a lion 1 Kings 19:17 - him that escapeth Job 11:20 - they shall not escape Proverbs 23:32 - biteth Ecclesiastes 10:8 - a serpent Isaiah 5:19 - Let him Isaiah 15:9 - lions Jeremiah 5:6 - a lion Jeremiah 8:17 - I will Jeremiah 11:11 - which Jeremiah 16:16 - every mountain Ezekiel 15:7 - they shall Acts 28:3 - fastened Revelation 13:2 - and his feet

Verse 20

darkness: Job 3:4-6, Job 10:21, Job 10:22, Isaiah 13:10, Ezekiel 34:12, Nahum 1:8, Matthew 22:13, Jude 1:13, Revelation 16:10

Reciprocal: Judges 4:17 - fled Job 11:20 - they shall not escape Job 15:23 - the day Joel 2:11 - the day Matthew 24:29 - shall the Mark 13:24 - General

Verse 21

hate: Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 21:27, Proverbs 28:9, Isaiah 1:11-16, Isaiah 66:3, Jeremiah 6:20, Jeremiah 7:21-23, Hosea 8:13, Matthew 23:14

I will: Genesis 8:21, Leviticus 26:31, Ephesians 5:2, Philippians 4:18

smell in your solemn assemblies: or, smell your holy days

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 4:3 - it may save 1 Samuel 15:22 - Hath the Lord Psalms 51:16 - delightest Psalms 51:17 - thou Isaiah 1:14 - my soul Isaiah 43:23 - honoured Isaiah 61:8 - I hate Hosea 2:11 - her feast Hosea 5:6 - they Hosea 6:6 - I desired Malachi 1:10 - I have Malachi 1:13 - should I accept Matthew 5:23 - thou Mark 12:33 - is more Luke 16:15 - for John 18:28 - and they Acts 17:25 - is 1 Timothy 4:8 - bodily Hebrews 10:4 - not Hebrews 10:5 - Sacrifice

Verse 22

offer: Psalms 50:8-13, Isaiah 66:3, Micah 6:6, Micah 6:7

peace offerings: or, thank offerings, Amos 4:4, Amos 4:5, Leviticus 7:12-15, Psalms 50:14, Psalms 50:23, Psalms 107:21, Psalms 107:22, Psalms 116:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:21 - smelled Leviticus 3:1 - a sacrifice Leviticus 7:18 - it shall Numbers 7:27 - General 1 Samuel 4:3 - it may save Job 35:13 - regard Proverbs 15:8 - sacrifice Proverbs 21:27 - sacrifice Isaiah 43:23 - honoured Jeremiah 6:20 - To what Jeremiah 14:10 - the Lord Hosea 8:13 - but Hosea 9:4 - neither Malachi 2:12 - and him Luke 16:15 - for Hebrews 8:9 - regarded Hebrews 10:4 - not Hebrews 10:5 - Sacrifice

Verse 23

the noise: Amos 6:5, Amos 8:3, Amos 8:10

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 6:5 - David 1 Chronicles 13:8 - with harps

Verse 24

let: Amos 5:7, Amos 5:14, Amos 5:15, Job 29:12-17, Proverbs 21:3, Hosea 6:6, Micah 6:8, Mark 12:32-34

run: Heb. roll

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 8:15 - David executed Isaiah 48:18 - then had Ezekiel 18:9 - he shall Hosea 12:6 - keep Zechariah 1:4 - Turn Zechariah 7:9 - saying Zechariah 8:16 - execute the judgment of truth and peace Acts 24:25 - righteousness

Verse 25

Leviticus 17:7, Deuteronomy 32:17-19, Joshua 24:14, Nehemiah 9:18, Nehemiah 9:21, Isaiah 43:23, Isaiah 43:24, Ezekiel 20:8, Ezekiel 20:16, Ezekiel 20:24, Hosea 9:9, Hosea 9:10, Zechariah 7:5, Acts 7:42, Acts 7:43

Reciprocal: Numbers 28:6 - a continual Deuteronomy 4:19 - when thou Deuteronomy 12:8 - every man Deuteronomy 31:21 - I know 2 Kings 18:11 - the king Isaiah 17:3 - fortress Acts 13:18 - about

Verse 26

the tabernacle of your Moloch: or, Siccuth your king, Leviticus 18:21, Leviticus 20:2-5, 1 Kings 11:33, 2 Kings 23:12, 2 Kings 23:13, Milcom

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:19 - when thou Deuteronomy 31:21 - I know Joshua 24:14 - put Ezekiel 20:16 - for their Zephaniah 1:5 - Malcham Acts 7:42 - O ye Acts 13:18 - about

Verse 27

beyond: 2 Kings 15:29, 2 Kings 17:6, Acts 7:43

whose: Amos 4:13

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:32 - sons 1 Kings 14:15 - shall scatter 2 Kings 17:23 - as he had said 2 Kings 25:21 - So Judah Isaiah 10:13 - I have removed Jeremiah 15:14 - pass Jeremiah 38:17 - the God of hosts Hosea 9:15 - I will drive Hosea 11:5 - but Amos 3:13 - the Lord Amos 5:16 - the Lord Amos 6:7 - shall they

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Amos 5". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/amos-5.html.