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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Amos 9

Chapter 9

I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.

I saw

2 Chronicles 18:18 Isaiah 6:1 Ezekiel 1:28 John 1:18,32 Acts 26:13 Revelation 1:17


3:14 Ezekiel 9:2 10:4


Isaiah 6:3,4 Zechariah 11:1,2


or, chapiter, or knop. cut them. or, wound them. in the head.

Psalms 68:21 Habakkuk 3:13

shall not flee

2:14,15 Isaiah 24:17,18 30:16 Jeremiah 48:44

Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:


All these energetic expressions were intended to shew the utter impossibility of escape.


Job 26:6 Psalms 139:7-10 Isaiah 2:19


Job 20:6 Isaiah 14:13-16 Jeremiah 49:16 51:53 Ezekiel 28:13-16 Obadiah 1:4 Luke 10:18

And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:


Job 34:22 Jeremiah 23:23,24


Psalms 139:9-11 Jeremiah 16:16

the serpent

Isaiah 27:1

And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.


Leviticus 26:33,36-39 Deuteronomy 28:64,65 Ezekiel 5:2,12 Zechariah 13:8,9


Leviticus 17:10 Deuteronomy 28:63 2 Chronicles 16:9 Psalms 34:15,16 Jeremiah 24:6 44:11

And the Lord GOD of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.


Psalms 46:6 144:5 Isaiah 64:1 Micah 1:3 Nahum 1:6 Habakkuk 3:10 Revelation 20:11

and all

8:8 Jeremiah 12:4 Hosea 4:3

shall rise

Psalms 32:6 93:3,4 Isaiah 8:7,8 Matthew 7:27

It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name.


Psalms 104:3,13


or, spheres. Heb. ascensions. M‰‚loth, "upper chambers," which in eastern houses are the principal apartments. Perhaps there is a reference here to the various systems which God has created in illimitable space, transcending each other as the planets do in our system.


or, bundle.

Genesis 2:1 {Aguddah} probably is the same as the Arabic {ijad,} "an arch, vault," and may here denote the vault of heaven, or atmosphere, which God "hath founded, or established, upon, or over, {‚l,} the earth," and into which "he calleth the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth."


5:8 Genesis 7:11-19 Jeremiah 5:22

The Lord

4:13 Exodus 3:14,15

Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?

ye not

Jeremiah 9:25,26 13:23

Have not

2:10 Exodus 12:51 Hosea 12:13

the Philistines

Deuteronomy 2:23 Jeremiah 47:4

the Syrians

1:5 2 Kings 16:9

Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.

the eyes

4 Psalms 11:4-6 Proverbs 5:21 15:3 Jeremiah 44:27

and I

Genesis 6:7 7:4 Deuteronomy 6:15 1 Kings 13:34 Hosea 1:6 9:11-17 13:15,16


Deuteronomy 4:31 Isaiah 27:7,8 Jeremiah 5:10 30:11 31:35,36 33:24-26 Joel 2:32 Obadiah 1:16,17 Romans 11:1-7,28,29

For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.

and I

Leviticus 26:33 Deuteronomy 28:64


Heb. cause to move. grain. Heb. stone.

All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.

the sinners

Isaiah 33:14 Ezekiel 20:38 34:16,17 Zephaniah 3:11-13 Zechariah 13:8,9 Malachi 3:2-5 Malachi 4:1 Matthew 3:10-12 13:41,42,49,50

The evil

6:1,3 Psalms 10:11 Ecclesiastes 8:11 Isaiah 5:19 28:14,15 56:12 Jeremiah 18:18 Malachi 3:15

In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:

that day

Acts 15:15-17


Isaiah 9:6,7 11:1-10 Jeremiah 23:5,6 30:9 33:14-16,20-26 Ezekiel 17:24 Ezekiel 34:23,24 37:24,25 Hosea 3:5 Micah 5:2 Luke 1:31-33,69,70 Acts 2:30-36

the tabernacle

Isaiah 16:5 Ezekiel 21:25-27


Heb. hedge, or wall.

Job 1:10 Psalms 80:12 89:40 Isaiah 5:5

as in

Psalms 143:5 Isaiah 63:11 Jeremiah 46:26 Lamentations 5:21 Ezekiel 36:11 Micah 7:14

That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.


Isaiah 11:14 14:1,2 Joel 3:8 Obadiah 1:18-21


Genesis 27:29,37 Numbers 24:17 Psalms 60:8 Malachi 1:4

which are called by my name

Heb. upon whom my name is called.

Isaiah 43:7 63:19 65:1 Jeremiah 14:9 15:16 Daniel 9:18,19

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.


Leviticus 26:5 Ezekiel 36:35 Hosea 2:21-23 John 4:35


Heb. draweth forth. the mountains.

Isaiah 35:1,2 55:13 Joel 3:18,20

sweet wine

or, new wine. the hills.

5 Judges 5:5 Psalms 97:5

And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

I will bring

Psalms 53:6 Jeremiah 30:3,18 31:23 Ezekiel 16:53 39:25 Joel 3:1,2


Isaiah 61:4 65:21 Jeremiah 30:18 31:38-40 Ezekiel 36:33-36 37:25-28


5:11 Isaiah 62:8,9 Ezekiel 28:26 Zephaniah 1:13

And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.

they shall

As the Jews, after their return from Babylon, were driven from their land by the Romans, this can only refer to their future conversion and restoration, and to the security and peace of the church.

Isaiah 60:21 Jeremiah 24:6 32:41 Ezekiel 34:28 37:25 Joel 3:20 Micah 4:4