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Amos 7

Introduction

Overview

Amos 7:1, The judgments of the grasshoppers, Amos 7:4, and of the fire are diverted by the prayer of Amos; Amos 7:7, By the wall of a plumbline is signified the rejection of Israel; Amos 7:10, Amaziah complains of Amos; Amos 7:14, Amos shews his calling; Amos 7:16, and Amaziah’s judgment.

Verse 1

showed: Amos 7:4, Amos 7:7, Amos 8:1, Jeremiah 1:11-Nehemiah :, Jeremiah 24:1, Ezekiel 11:25, Zechariah 1:20

he: Amos 4:9, Exodus 10:12-Nehemiah :, Isaiah 33:4, Joel 1:4, Joel 2:25, Nahum 3:15-Esther :

grasshoppers: or, green worms, Govai in Arabic gabee "locusts," probably in their caterpillar state, in which they are most destructive. This is supposed to have been an emblem of the first invasion of the Assyrians.

mowings: Or rather, feedings or grazings, as the people of the East make no hay. This was probably in the month of March, which is the only time of the year that the Arabs to this day feed their horses with grass.

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:38 - for the locust Deuteronomy 28:42 - thy trees 2 Samuel 21:14 - God 1 Kings 8:38 - prayer 2 Kings 6:10 - saved 2 Kings 8:10 - the Lord Psalms 78:46 - gave also Psalms 105:16 - Moreover Jeremiah 27:2 - saith the Lord Malachi 3:11 - rebuke 1 John 5:16 - he shall ask

Verse 2

when: Exodus 10:15, Revelation 9:4

O Lord: Amos 7:5, Exodus 32:11, Exodus 32:12, Exodus 34:9, Numbers 14:17-Psalms :, Jeremiah 14:7, Jeremiah 14:20, Jeremiah 14:21, Daniel 9:19, James 5:15, James 5:16

by whom shall Jacob arise: or, who of - or for Jacob shall stand, Isaiah 51:19, Ezekiel 9:8, Ezekiel 11:13

for: Psalms 12:1, Psalms 44:24-Ezekiel :, Isaiah 37:4, Jeremiah 42:2, Zechariah 4:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:32 - if thou Numbers 11:2 - prayed Deuteronomy 9:19 - But the Deuteronomy 28:38 - for the locust Deuteronomy 28:42 - thy trees 1 Kings 8:34 - forgive the sin Psalms 78:46 - gave also Proverbs 29:8 - wise Joel 2:13 - and repenteth Joel 2:17 - Spare Amos 4:9 - the palmerworm Amos 5:2 - none

Verse 3

Amos 7:6, Deuteronomy 32:36, 1 Chronicles 21:15, Psalms 106:45, Hosea 11:8, Joel 2:14, Jonah 3:10, James 5:16

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:12 - repent Deuteronomy 9:19 - But the 1 Samuel 15:11 - repenteth me 2 Samuel 24:16 - repented Psalms 90:13 - let it Psalms 135:14 - he will repent Jeremiah 15:6 - I am Jeremiah 18:8 - I will Jeremiah 42:10 - for I Amos 7:5 - for Jonah 4:2 - and of

Verse 4

showed: Amos 7:1, Amos 7:7, Revelation 4:1

called: This is supposed to denote the invasion of Tiglathpileser, which threatened entire destruction. Amos 1:4, Amos 1:7, Amos 4:11, Amos 5:6, Exodus 9:23, Exodus 9:24, Leviticus 10:2, Numbers 16:35, Isaiah 27:4, Isaiah 66:15, Isaiah 66:16, Jeremiah 4:4, Jeremiah 21:12, Joel 2:30, Micah 1:4, Nahum 1:6, Hebrews 1:7

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 8:10 - the Lord Job 1:16 - there came Psalms 148:8 - Fire Isaiah 9:18 - wickedness Jeremiah 24:1 - Lord Jeremiah 27:2 - saith the Lord Joel 1:19 - the fire Amos 8:1 - General Haggai 1:11 - I called Acts 11:5 - and it Revelation 8:8 - burning

Verse 5

cease: Amos 7:2, Psalms 85:4, Isaiah 10:25

for: Amos 7:2, Amos 7:3, Isaiah 1:9, Jeremiah 30:19

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 9:19 - But the Ezekiel 11:13 - Ah Joel 2:17 - Spare

Verse 6

Judges 2:18, Judges 10:16, Psalms 90:13, Psalms 135:14, Jeremiah 26:19, Jonah 4:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:12 - repent Deuteronomy 9:19 - But the Deuteronomy 32:36 - repent 2 Samuel 24:16 - repented 2 Chronicles 12:7 - some Psalms 106:45 - repented Jeremiah 42:10 - for I Hosea 11:8 - Mine Amos 7:3 - General Jonah 3:10 - and God repented

Verse 7

a wall: 2 Samuel 8:2, 2 Kings 21:13, Isaiah 28:17, Isaiah 34:11, Lamentations 2:8, Ezekiel 40:3, Zechariah 2:1, Zechariah 2:2, Revelation 11:1, Revelation 21:15

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 8:10 - the Lord Jeremiah 18:2 - and go Jeremiah 24:1 - Lord Amos 7:1 - showed Amos 7:4 - showed Amos 8:1 - General Zechariah 4:10 - and shall John 7:7 - because

Verse 8

Amos: Jeremiah 1:11-1 Chronicles :, Zechariah 5:2

a plumbline: This was an emblem of strict justice; and intimated that God would now visit them according to their iniquities.

I will set: Lamentations 2:8

I will not: Amos 8:2, Jeremiah 15:6, Ezekiel 7:2-1 Samuel :, Micah 7:18, Nahum 1:8, Nahum 1:9

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 21:13 - I will stretch Isaiah 9:14 - will cut Jeremiah 24:3 - What Zechariah 4:10 - and shall

Verse 9

the high: Amos 3:14, Amos 5:5, Amos 8:14, Beer-sheba, Genesis 26:23-Lamentations :, Genesis 46:1, Leviticus 26:30, Leviticus 26:31

I will: Fulfilled, 2 Kings 15:8-2 Samuel :

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 12:10 - the sword 2 Kings 14:23 - Jeroboam 2 Kings 15:10 - smote him Isaiah 9:14 - will cut Isaiah 17:9 - General Hosea 5:1 - O house Hosea 5:9 - Ephraim Hosea 10:15 - shall Bethel Amos 1:1 - and in Amos 7:11 - Jeroboam

Verse 10

the priest: 1 Kings 12:31, 1 Kings 12:32, 1 Kings 13:33, 2 Kings 14:23, 2 Kings 14:24, 2 Chronicles 13:8, 2 Chronicles 13:9, Jeremiah 20:1-Leviticus :, Jeremiah 29:26, Jeremiah 29:27, Matthew 21:23, This was truly a lying prophet; there was not one word of truth in his message to Jeroboam.

hath: 1 Kings 18:17, Jeremiah 26:8-1 Kings :, Jeremiah 37:13-Ezra :, Jeremiah 38:4, Luke 23:2, Acts 5:28, Acts 24:5

not: Genesis 37:8, Jeremiah 18:18, Acts 7:54

Reciprocal: Exodus 5:4 - wherefore Numbers 16:41 - Ye have 1 Samuel 22:13 - Why have 1 Kings 13:4 - Lay hold 1 Kings 21:13 - the king 2 Kings 14:16 - Jeroboam 2 Chronicles 25:16 - Art thou made Isaiah 29:21 - and lay Jeremiah 1:1 - words Jeremiah 6:10 - the word Jeremiah 20:2 - smote Jeremiah 26:9 - Why Jeremiah 36:16 - We Ezekiel 2:6 - though they Hosea 7:3 - General Amos 5:10 - hate Luke 11:45 - thou John 21:25 - that even Acts 17:6 - These 2 Timothy 4:3 - they will

Verse 11

thus: Jeremiah 26:9, Jeremiah 28:10, Jeremiah 28:11, Acts 6:14

Jeroboam: Amos 7:9, Psalms 56:5, Matthew 26:61

and Israel: Amos 6:7, Amos 6:8, 2 Kings 17:6

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 14:16 - Jeroboam Jeremiah 36:16 - We Amos 7:17 - and Israel

Verse 12

O thou: 1 Samuel 9:9, 2 Chronicles 16:10, Isaiah 30:10

go: Amos 2:12, Matthew 8:34, Luke 8:37, Luke 8:38, Luke 13:31, Acts 16:39

eat: 1 Samuel 2:36, Isaiah 56:11, Ezekiel 13:19, Malachi 1:10, Romans 16:18, 1 Corinthians 2:14, 1 Peter 5:2

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 19:3 - Beersheba 2 Kings 1:9 - Thou man 2 Kings 20:14 - What said 2 Chronicles 33:18 - the seers Proverbs 25:6 - in the presence Isaiah 29:10 - the seers Jeremiah 29:27 - therefore Jeremiah 36:19 - General Amos 2:11 - and Amos 3:8 - who can Acts 4:17 - let Acts 13:50 - and expelled 1 Thessalonians 2:15 - persecuted us

Verse 13

prophesy: Amos 2:12, Acts 4:17, Acts 4:18, Acts 5:28, Acts 5:40

for: 1 Kings 12:29, 1 Kings 12:32, 1 Kings 13:1

chapel: or, sanctuary

king's court: Heb. house of the kingdom

Reciprocal: Exodus 10:28 - for in that 1 Kings 19:3 - Beersheba 1 Kings 22:13 - Behold now 2 Kings 2:23 - Bethel 2 Kings 20:14 - What said 2 Chronicles 18:12 - Behold Isaiah 29:10 - the seers Isaiah 30:10 - say Isaiah 30:11 - you out Jeremiah 11:21 - Prophesy Jeremiah 22:1 - Go Jeremiah 29:27 - therefore Jeremiah 32:3 - Wherefore Amos 2:11 - and Amos 7:16 - Prophesy Micah 2:6 - Prophesy ye Luke 13:31 - Get

Verse 14

neither: 1 Kings 20:35, 2 Kings 2:3, 2 Kings 2:5, 2 Kings 2:7, 2 Kings 4:38, 2 Kings 6:1, 2 Chronicles 16:7, 2 Chronicles 19:2, 2 Chronicles 20:34

an herdman: Amos 1:1, Zechariah 13:5, 1 Corinthians 1:27

a gatherer: Rather, as bolais is rendered by the LXX and Vulgate, ךםיזשם, vellicans "a scraping," or a scraper of sycamores; for the fruit does not ripen till it is rubbed with iron combs.

sycamore fruit: or, wild figs

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:3 - What is Exodus 3:1 - kept 1 Samuel 16:19 - with the sheep 1 Kings 19:19 - he with 1 Chronicles 17:7 - I took thee 2 Chronicles 1:15 - sycamore trees 2 Chronicles 9:27 - the sycamore Job 30:4 - for their meat Psalms 78:70 - and took Psalms 131:1 - neither Proverbs 30:3 - neither Jeremiah 17:16 - I have Hosea 12:10 - have also Matthew 4:18 - for Luke 19:4 - a sycamore John 7:15 - letters 1 Peter 3:15 - and be

Verse 15

took: 2 Samuel 7:8, Psalms 78:70-Baruch :, Matthew 4:18, Matthew 4:19, Matthew 9:9

as I followed: Heb. from behind

Go: Jeremiah 1:7, Ezekiel 2:3, Ezekiel 2:4, Luke 24:46-Galatians :, Acts 1:8, Acts 4:20, Acts 5:20, Acts 5:29-Jonah :

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:2 - And Abel Genesis 47:3 - What is Exodus 3:1 - kept 1 Samuel 16:19 - with the sheep 1 Chronicles 17:7 - I took thee Psalms 131:1 - neither Proverbs 30:3 - neither Jeremiah 13:15 - for Jeremiah 17:16 - I have Jeremiah 26:12 - The Lord Matthew 15:5 - ye say John 3:27 - A man John 7:15 - letters 1 Corinthians 9:16 - for

Verse 16

hear: 1 Samuel 15:16, 1 Kings 22:19, Jeremiah 28:15-Esther :

Prophesy: Amos 7:13, Isaiah 30:10, Micah 2:6

and drop: Deuteronomy 32:2, Ezekiel 20:46, Ezekiel 21:2

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 20:16 - Hear 2 Chronicles 18:18 - hear the word Job 29:22 - speech Jeremiah 7:2 - Hear Jeremiah 10:1 - General Jeremiah 22:2 - Hear Jeremiah 44:24 - Hear Ezekiel 13:2 - Hear Ezekiel 16:35 - hear Hosea 4:1 - Hear Amos 8:4 - Hear Acts 4:19 - to hearken

Verse 17

Thy wife: Isaiah 13:16, Jeremiah 20:6, Jeremiah 28:12, Jeremiah 28:16, Jeremiah 29:21, Jeremiah 29:25, Jeremiah 29:31, Jeremiah 29:32, Lamentations 5:11, Hosea 4:13, Hosea 4:14, Zechariah 14:2

thy land: Psalms 78:55

die: 2 Kings 17:6, Ezekiel 4:13, Hosea 9:3

and Israel: Amos 7:11, Leviticus 26:33-Malachi :, Jeremiah 36:27-Jonah :

Reciprocal: Joshua 22:19 - unclean 1 Kings 22:25 - Behold 2 Kings 2:24 - cursed them Psalms 16:6 - The lines Isaiah 9:14 - will cut Isaiah 22:18 - surely Jeremiah 14:15 - Sword and famine shall not Ezekiel 13:2 - Hear Hosea 5:9 - Ephraim Hosea 9:13 - shall Amos 5:5 - and Bethel

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Amos 7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/amos-7.html.