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Amos 8

Overview

Amos 8:1, By a basket of summer fruit is shown the approach of Israel’s end; Amos 8:4, Oppression is reproved; Amos 8:11, A famine of the word of God threatened.

Verse 1

Amos 7:1, Amos 7:4, Amos 7:7

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 16:1 - summer 2 Kings 8:10 - the Lord Jeremiah 24:1 - Lord

Verse 2

Amos: Amos 7:8, Jeremiah 1:11-14, Ezekiel 8:6, Ezekiel 8:12, Ezekiel 8:17, Zechariah 1:18-21, Zechariah 5:2, Zechariah 5:5, Zechariah 5:6

A basket: Deuteronomy 26:1-4, 2 Samuel 16:1, 2 Samuel 16:2, Isaiah 28:4, Jeremiah 24:1-3, Jeremiah 40:10, Micah 7:1

the end: There is here not only an allusion to the nature of the summer fruit, which must be eaten as soon as gathered, but also a paronomasia upon the words kayitz "summer fruit," and ketz "an end." Jeremiah 1:12, Jeremiah 5:31, Lamentations 4:18, Ezekiel 7:2, Ezekiel 3:7, Ezekiel 3:10, Ezekiel 12:23, Ezekiel 29:8

I will not: Amos 7:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:13 - The end Jeremiah 24:3 - What Jeremiah 51:13 - thine Hosea 9:7 - days of visitation Hosea 9:17 - and Joel 2:1 - for the Micah 7:4 - the day Micah 7:18 - passeth Zephaniah 1:14 - it is Acts 11:5 - and it Revelation 14:1 - I looked

Verse 3

the songs: Amos 8:10, Amos 5:23, Hosea 10:5, Hosea 10:6, Joel 1:5, Joel 1:11, Joel 1:13, Zechariah 11:1-3

shall be howlings: Heb. shall howl

many: Amos 4:10, Isaiah 37:36, Jeremiah 9:21, Jeremiah 9:22, Nahum 3:3

they shall: Amos 6:9, Amos 6:10, Jeremiah 22:18

with silence: Heb. be silent, Leviticus 10:3, Psalms 39:9

Reciprocal: Psalms 137:4 - How shall Ecclesiastes 3:7 - time to keep Isaiah 24:9 - General Lamentations 2:10 - and keep Ezekiel 24:17 - Forbear to cry Hosea 2:11 - her feast Hosea 7:14 - when Hosea 8:1 - the house Amos 6:5 - like Zephaniah 1:10 - the noise

Verse 4

Hear: Amos 7:16, 1 Kings 22:19, Isaiah 1:10, Isaiah 28:14, Jeremiah 5:21, Jeremiah 28:15

swallow: Amos 2:6, Amos 5:11, Psalms 12:5, Psalms 14:4, Psalms 56:1, Psalms 140:12, Proverbs 30:14, Isaiah 32:6, Isaiah 32:7, Matthew 23:14, James 5:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:15 - General Leviticus 25:14 - General Deuteronomy 15:2 - exact it Deuteronomy 24:14 - General Job 20:18 - swallow Job 24:4 - turn Proverbs 4:17 - General Proverbs 11:26 - that withholdeth Proverbs 20:10 - both Proverbs 22:7 - rich Ecclesiastes 5:8 - regardeth Isaiah 3:15 - ye beat Jeremiah 5:27 - so are Jeremiah 17:11 - he that Jeremiah 51:34 - swallowed Ezekiel 16:49 - neither Ezekiel 18:7 - hath not Ezekiel 22:8 - General Ezekiel 22:13 - thy dishonest Ezekiel 45:10 - General Amos 4:1 - which oppress Amos 8:6 - General Micah 2:2 - they covet Micah 3:2 - pluck Luke 20:47 - devour Romans 2:21 - dost thou steal Ephesians 6:9 - ye 1 Timothy 6:9 - they James 2:6 - Do

Verse 5

When: Numbers 10:10, Numbers 28:11-15, 2 Kings 4:23, Psalms 81:3, Psalms 81:4, Isaiah 1:13, Colossians 2:16

new moon: or, month

be gone: Malachi 1:13

and the: Exodus 20:8-10, Nehemiah 13:15-21, Isaiah 58:13, Romans 8:6, Romans 8:7

set forth: Heb. open

making: Leviticus 19:36, Deuteronomy 25:13-16, Proverbs 11:1, Proverbs 16:11, Proverbs 20:23, Ezekiel 45:10-12, Micah 6:10, Micah 6:11

falsifying the balances by deceit: Heb. perverting the balances of deceit, Hosea 12:7

Reciprocal: Leviticus 6:2 - deceived Leviticus 19:35 - in meteyard Deuteronomy 25:16 - all that do 1 Samuel 13:12 - I forced 1 Samuel 21:7 - detained Hosea 2:11 - her feast Amos 8:14 - Beersheba Zechariah 5:6 - This is an ephah Matthew 26:8 - To John 12:5 - was 1 Thessalonians 4:6 - go

Verse 6

Amos 8:4, Amos 2:6, Leviticus 25:39-42, Nehemiah 5:1-5, Nehemiah 5:8, Joel 3:3, Joel 3:6

Reciprocal: Leviticus 19:35 - in meteyard Proverbs 11:1 - A false balance is Proverbs 22:7 - rich Isaiah 32:6 - empty Jeremiah 34:14 - At the Hosea 12:7 - the balances Amos 3:9 - oppressed Micah 6:10 - and 1 Thessalonians 4:6 - go Revelation 18:13 - slaves

Verse 7

sworn: Amos 6:8, Deuteronomy 33:26-29, Psalms 47:4, Psalms 68:34, Luke 2:32

I will: Exodus 17:16, 1 Samuel 15:2, 1 Samuel 15:3, Psalms 10:11, Isaiah 43:25, Jeremiah 17:1, Jeremiah 31:34, Hosea 7:2, Hosea 8:13, Hosea 9:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:1 - God remembered Job 24:23 - yet his eyes Job 34:25 - he knoweth Psalms 50:21 - set Psalms 89:35 - Once Psalms 109:15 - before Isaiah 14:24 - Lord Jeremiah 2:22 - yet thine iniquity Jeremiah 22:5 - I Jeremiah 44:21 - did Jeremiah 44:26 - I have sworn Ezekiel 5:11 - as I live Ezekiel 44:12 - therefore

Verse 8

the land: It is supposed that an earthquake is here intended; the rising and falling of the ground, with a wave-like motion, and its leaving its proper place and bounds, in consequence of an earthquake, being justly and beautifully compared to the swelling, overflowing, and subsiding of the Nile. Psalms 18:7, Psalms 60:2, Psalms 60:3, Psalms 114:3-7, Isaiah 5:25, Isaiah 24:19, Isaiah 24:20, Jeremiah 4:24-26, Micah 1:3-5, Nahum 1:5, Nahum 1:6, Habakkuk 3:5-8, Haggai 2:6, Haggai 2:7

every one: Amos 8:10, Amos 9:5, Jeremiah 12:4, Hosea 4:3, Hosea 10:5, Matthew 24:30

rise: Amos 9:5, Isaiah 8:7, Isaiah 8:8, Jeremiah 46:8, Daniel 9:26

Reciprocal: Psalms 104:32 - looketh Jeremiah 22:5 - I Jeremiah 25:38 - hath Jeremiah 46:7 - as a flood Jeremiah 51:29 - the land Daniel 11:22 - with Nahum 1:8 - with Zechariah 11:3 - a voice

Verse 9

that I: This is supposed to refer to an eclipse; and 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. Amos 4:13, Amos 5:8, Job 5:14, Isaiah 13:10, Isaiah 29:9, Isaiah 29:10, Isaiah 59:9, Isaiah 59:10, Jeremiah 15:9, Micah 3:6, Matthew 24:29, Revelation 6:12, Revelation 8:12

and I: Exodus 10:21-23, Matthew 27:45, Mark 15:33, Luke 23:44

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:14 - and let Joshua 10:12 - Sun Job 9:7 - commandeth Isaiah 5:30 - if one look Isaiah 60:20 - sun Jeremiah 4:23 - the heavens Jeremiah 13:16 - before Ezekiel 32:7 - I will cover the heaven Hosea 2:11 - her feast Zechariah 11:17 - the sword Luke 15:14 - arose Luke 21:25 - signs Acts 2:20 - sun

Verse 10

I will turn: Amos 8:3, Amos 5:23, Amos 6:4-7, Deuteronomy 16:14, 1 Samuel 25:36-38, 2 Samuel 13:28-31, Job 20:23, Isaiah 21:3, Isaiah 21:4, Isaiah 22:12-14, Daniel 5:4-6, Hosea 2:11, Nahum 1:10

sackcloth: Isaiah 15:2, Isaiah 15:3, Jeremiah 48:37, Ezekiel 7:18, Ezekiel 27:30, Ezekiel 27:31

as the: Jeremiah 6:26, Zechariah 12:10, Luke 7:12, Luke 7:13

a bitter: Job 3:5, *marg.

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:6 - sat down Leviticus 21:5 - not make baldness Psalms 137:2 - we hanged Ecclesiastes 7:6 - as Isaiah 3:24 - a girding Isaiah 13:10 - General Isaiah 24:9 - General Jeremiah 2:19 - bitter Jeremiah 4:8 - gird Jeremiah 13:16 - before Jeremiah 15:9 - her sun Jeremiah 30:5 - a voice Lamentations 5:15 - our dance Ezekiel 7:2 - An end Hosea 9:1 - Rejoice Amos 5:16 - Wailing Amos 8:8 - every one Micah 1:16 - bald Micah 3:6 - the sun Zechariah 11:17 - the sword Mark 15:33 - darkness Luke 6:25 - mourn Luke 21:25 - signs

Verse 11

but: 1 Samuel 3:1, 1 Samuel 28:6, 1 Samuel 28:15, Psalms 74:9, Isaiah 5:6, Isaiah 30:20, Isaiah 30:21, Ezekiel 7:26, Micah 3:6, Matthew 9:36

Reciprocal: Proverbs 29:18 - there Isaiah 41:17 - seek Lamentations 2:9 - her prophets Ezekiel 3:26 - and shalt Hosea 2:3 - and slay Hosea 9:4 - their bread Micah 2:6 - they shall not prophesy Micah 3:7 - no Zechariah 9:17 - corn Matthew 5:6 - are Matthew 12:43 - dry John 7:37 - If Acts 16:6 - forbidden

Verse 12

shall run: Proverbs 14:6, Daniel 12:4, Matthew 11:25-27, Matthew 12:30, Matthew 24:23-26, Romans 9:31-33, Romans 11:7-10, 2 Timothy 3:6, 2 Timothy 3:7

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 3:1 - the word 2 Samuel 15:20 - go up and down Proverbs 29:18 - there Isaiah 30:20 - yet shall Jeremiah 5:1 - Run ye Lamentations 2:9 - her prophets Ezekiel 3:26 - and shalt Ezekiel 7:26 - but Hosea 9:4 - their bread Matthew 25:10 - they Acts 16:6 - forbidden

Verse 13

Deuteronomy 32:25, Psalms 63:1, Psalms 144:12-15, Isaiah 40:30, Isaiah 41:17-20, Jeremiah 48:18, Lamentations 1:18, Lamentations 2:10, Lamentations 2:21, Hosea 2:3, Zechariah 9:17

Reciprocal: Isaiah 5:13 - multitude Matthew 25:10 - they

Verse 14

swear: Hosea 4:15, Zephaniah 1:5

sin: Deuteronomy 9:21, 1 Kings 12:28, 1 Kings 12:29, 1 Kings 12:32, 1 Kings 13:22-34, 1 Kings 14:16, 1 Kings 16:24, 2 Kings 10:29, Hosea 8:5, Hosea 8:6, Hosea 10:5, Hosea 13:2, Hosea 13:16

manner: Heb. way, Acts 9:2, Acts 18:25, Acts 19:9, Acts 19:23, Acts 24:14

Beersheba: Amos 8:5

shall fall: Deuteronomy 33:11, 2 Chronicles 36:16, Psalms 36:12, Psalms 140:10, Proverbs 29:1, Isaiah 43:17, Jeremiah 25:27, Jeremiah 51:64

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:33 - grove Numbers 29:19 - General 1 Samuel 20:21 - as the 2 Kings 17:26 - know not Proverbs 24:16 - but Isaiah 17:3 - fortress Isaiah 24:20 - and it Jeremiah 5:7 - sworn by Hosea 7:1 - wickedness Hosea 10:8 - the sin Amos 5:5 - Beersheba Amos 6:1 - and trust Amos 7:9 - the high Micah 1:5 - is it

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Amos 8". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/amos-8.html.