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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1The necessity of God's judgment against Israel.
9The publication of it, with the causes thereof.
 
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Chapter 3

Verse 1
Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying,


Hear
2 Chronicles 20:15; Isaiah 46:3; 48:12; Hosea 4:1; 5:1; Micah 3:1; Revelation 2:29
against
Jeremiah 8:3; 31:1; 33:24-26; Ezekiel 37:16,17
which
2:10

Verse 2
You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
only
Exodus 19:5,6; Deuteronomy 7:6; 10:15; 26:18; 32:9; Psalms 147:19; Isaiah 63:19
all
Genesis 10:32; Jeremiah 1:15; 10:25; Nahum 3:4; Zechariah 14:17,18; Acts 17:26
therefore
Ezekiel 9:6; 20:36-38; Daniel 9:12; Matthew 11:20-24; Luke 12:47,48; Romans 2:9; 1 Peter 4:17
punish
Heb. visit upon.
Jeremiah 9:25; 11:22; 13:21; *margins; Hosea 2:13; 8:13; 9:9

Verse 3
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Genesis 5:22; 6:9; 17:1; 2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Verse 4
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?
a lion
8; 1:2; Psalms 104:21; Hosea 11:10
cry
Heb. give forth his voice.

Verse 5
Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?
Ecclesiastes 9:12; Jeremiah 31:28; Daniel 9:14

Verse 6
Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
a trumpet
Jeremiah 4:5; 6:1; Ezekiel 33:3; Hosea 5:8; Zephaniah 1:16
and the people
Jeremiah 5:22; 10:7; 2 Corinthians 5:11
be afraid
or, run together. shall there. That is, Shall there be any evil, or calamity, (not moral evil,) inflicted on a wicked city, which does not proceed from me, as the effect of my wrath? These animated interrogatives were intended to convince the people that they had cause for alarm, as their monstrous iniquities called down the vengeance of God to punish them with these calamities.
Genesis 50:20; Isaiah 14:24-27; 45:7; Acts 2:23; 4:28

Verse 7
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
but
Genesis 6:13; 18:17; 1 Kings 22:19-23; 2 Kings 3:17-20; 6:12; 22:13,20; Psalms 25:14; Daniel 9:22-27; 10:21; 11:2; John 15:15; Revelation 1:1,19; 4:1; Revelation 6:1-20

Verse 8
The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
lion
4; 1:2; Revelation 5:5
who can
2:12; 7:12-17; Job 32:18,19; Jeremiah 20:9; Acts 4:20; 5:20,29; 1 Corinthians 9:16

Verse 9
Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst thereof.
Publish
2 Samuel 1:20; Jeremiah 2:10,11; 31:7-9; 46:14; 50:2
Ashdod
1:8; 1 Samuel 5:1
the mountains
4:1; 6:1; Jeremiah 31:5; Ezekiel 36:8; 37:22
and behold
Deuteronomy 29:24-28; Jeremiah 22:8,9
oppressed
or, oppressions.
4:1; 8:6

Verse 10
For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.
they
Psalms 14:4; Jeremiah 4:22; 5:4; 2 Peter 3:5
who
Habakkuk 2:8-11; Zephaniah 1:9; Zechariah 5:3,4; James 5:3,4
robbery
or, spoil.

Verse 11
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled.
An
6:14; 2 Kings 15:19,29; 17:3-6; 18:9-11; Isaiah 7:17-25; 8:7,8; 10:5,6,9-11; Hosea 11:5,6
and thy
10,15; 2:5; 6:8; 2 Chronicles 36:19

Verse 12
Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch.
As the
1 Samuel 17:34-37; Isaiah 31:4
taketh
Heb. delivereth. so shall.
9:2,3; 1 Kings 20:30; 22:25; Isaiah 8:4; 17:1-4; Romans 11:4,5
in Damascus in a couch
or, on the bed's feet.
1 Kings 20:34; 2 Kings 16:9

Verse 13
Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,
and testify
Deuteronomy 8:19; 30:18,19; 2 Kings 17:13,15; 2 Chronicles 24:19; Acts 2:40; 18:5,6; 20:21; Ephesians 4:17; 1 Thessalonians 4:6
the Lord
5:27; Joshua 22:22; Isaiah 1:24

Verse 14
That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him I will also visit the altars of Bethel: and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground.
in the
Exodus 32:34
visit the transgressions of Israel upon him
or, punish Israel for his transgressions. I will.
9:1; 1 Kings 13:2-5; 2 Kings 23:15; 2 Chronicles 31:1; 34:6,7; Hosea 10:5-8,14,15; Micah 1:6,7

Verse 15
And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith the LORD.
the winter
Jeremiah 36:22
the summer
Judges 3:20
the houses
1 Kings 22:39
the great
11; 6:11; Isaiah 5:9


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Amos 3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=am&chapter=003>.  

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