Amos 4

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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 4:1-5 "What is got by extortion is commonly used to provide for the flesh, and to fulfil the lusts thereof. What is got by oppression cannot be enjoyed with satisfaction. How miserable are those whose confidence in unscriptural observances only prove that they believe a lie! Let us see to it that our faith, hope, and worship, are warranted by the Divine word."
God calls the young heifer or kine[1] of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor. What is written in Hosea 10:10-12[2] concerning a trained heifer?
The Kine is a young heifer like the Red heifer represents aid to be given in a time of fruitfulness which is what Bashan is referring to like the affluence of Sodom.
Like Sodom in a time of affluence they did not strengthen the poor.
How does the heifer that is in the fruitfulness of the mountains of the watchman oppress the poor? Is it not the roots of the Welfare State that weakens the poor?
Amos speaks of how the table becoming a snare and a trap[3], as did Hosea[4] for they teach false religion. Your modern priests and the modern Church lead the people back into the bondage of Egypt with it's plague of servitude.
If the people do not abstain from their appetite for what is offered by rulers who call themselves benefactors but exercise authority their idols become a snare.[5] Proverbs 22 through 23 repeat the warnings.[6] Such warnings are repeated throughout the Bible by the prophets, David, Paul, and Peter.
These "hooks[7], and your posterity[8] with fishhooks[9]" in verse 2 includes the Mire that comes with that appetite for the wages of unrighteousness.
All the problems in society and Israel were because the people would not return to God. Certainly they thought they had but were immersed in False religion.
Your modern Church ministers have failed to be your watchman despite the warnings of Christ concerning these snares.[10]
Pray you be not found among the workers of iniquity?
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1 ¶ Hear this word, ye kine[1] of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink. 2 The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks. 3 And ye shall go out at the breaches[11], every cow at that which is before her; and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the LORD. 4 Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years: 5 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD. 6 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 7 And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered. 8 So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm[12] devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 11 I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. 13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.

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Followed by: Obadiah


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  1. 1.0 1.1 06510 פָרָה‎ parah [paw-raw’] from 06499 young bull; n f; [BDB-831a] [{See TWOT on 1831 @@ "1831b" }] AV-kine 18, heifer 6, cow 2; 26
    1) cow, heifer
  2. …10 I will chasten them when I please; nations will be gathered against them to put them in bondage for their double transgression. 11 Ephraim is a well-trained heifer that loves to thresh; but I will place a yoke on her fair neck. I will harness Ephraim, Judah will plow, and Jacob will break the hard ground. 12Sow for yourselves righteousness and reap the fruit of loving devotion; break up your unplowed ground. For it is time to seek the LORD until He comes and sends righteousness upon you like rain." Berean Study Bible
  3. Amos 3:5 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?
  4. Hosea 5:1 Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment [is] toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor. (The Tabor[[[mound]of Mizpah[watchtower] is equivalent to the "mountain of Samaria.)"
    Hosea 9:8 The watchman of Ephraim [was] with my God: [but] the prophet [is] a snare of a fowler in all his ways, [and] hatred in the house of his God.
  5. Psalms 106:36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
    Psalms 119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
  6. Proverbs 22:25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. 26 ¶ Be not thou [one] of them that strike hands, [or] of them that are sureties for debts. 27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee? 28 ¶ Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. 29 ¶ Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean [men]. Proverbs 23:1 ¶ When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what [is] before thee: 2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou [be] a man given to appetite. 3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they [are] deceitful meat.
  7. First appearance of hooks בְּצִנּ֔וֹת BeitTzadikNunVavTav
    • ב Beit Purpose: God Dwelling Place Below - from house or God's house here[household, in, into] 2
    • צ ץ : צ ץ Tzadik is always related to The Faith of the Righteous One, the foundation of the word "to hunt" or Harvest even eat or desire.[Harvest pant desire]90.
    • נ ן Nun Heir to the Throne, Aramaic fish in the Mem (fish in flowing waters) or in the Hebrew the Nun may mean the kingdom. [fish moving... Activity life] 50
    • ו Vav Connection, Connecting realms and worlds or the dividing veil between them. [nail... And, Add, secure, hook] 6
    • ת Tav is a Seal of a Higher kingdom or realm. The malchut to the keter (crown) through faith. It links the unseen worlds like a doorway of faith. [sign cross... seal] 400
    06793 צִנָּה‎ tsinnah [tsin-naw’] TzadikNunHey from 06791 TzadikNun barb; n f; [BDB-856b] [{See TWOT on 1936 @@ "1936b" }] [{See TWOT on 1937 @@ "1937a" }] [{See TWOT on 1938 @@ "1938a" }] AV-shield 10, buckler 5, target 5, hook 1, cold 1; 22
    1) something piercing, hook, barb
    1a) meaning dubious
    2) coolness, cold (of snow)
    3) shield, large shield, buckler
    3a) shield
    • צ ץ : צ ץ Tzadik is always related to The Faith of the Righteous One, the foundation of the word "to hunt" or Harvest even eat or desire.[Harvest pant desire]90.
    • נ ן Nun Heir to the Throne, Aramaic fish in the Mem (fish in flowing waters) or in the Hebrew the Nun may mean the kingdom. [fish moving... Activity life] 50
    • ה Hey Expression--Thought, Speech, Action. Manifest seeds of thought and life. [Emphasize, jubilation, window, fence] 5
  8. וְאַחֲרִיתְכֶ֖ן wə-’a-ḥă-rî-ṯə-ḵen VavAlefHeyReishYodTavKafNun
    • ו Vav Connection, Connecting realms and worlds or the dividing veil between them. [nail... And, Add, secure, hook] 6
    • א Alef Father-Son- begin- The Paradox: God and Man - (ox bull)[strength, leader, first] 1
    • ה Hey Expression--Thought, Speech, Action. Manifest seeds of thought and life. [Emphasize, jubilation, window, fence] 5
    • ר Reish Process of Clarification The "head" or "beginning". Life's revelation. [Head... Person head highest] 200
    • י Yod The Infinite Point of essential good hidden in the ט Tet . [closed hand... Deed work to make] 10
    • ת Tav is a Seal of a Higher kingdom or realm. The malchut to the keter (crown) through faith. It links the unseen worlds like a doorway of faith. [sign cross... seal] 400
    • כ ך Kaf K Crown: To Actualize Potential power from spiritual to physical realm [to cover, strength] 20
    • נ ן Nun Heir to the Throne, Aramaic fish in the Mem (fish in flowing waters) or in the Hebrew the Nun may mean the kingdom. [fish moving... Activity life] 50
    0319 אַחֲרִית‎ AlefHeyReishYodTav ‘achariyth [akh-ar-eeth’] from 0310 behind, after Which also is from the root 0309 delay with the same letters AlefChetReish; n f; [BDB-31a] [{See TWOT on 68 @@ "68f" }] AV-end 31, latter 12, last 7, posterity 3, reward 2, hindermost 1, misc. 5; 61
    1) after part, end
    1a) end, issue, event
    1b) latter time (prophetic for future time)
    1c) posterity
    1d) last, hindermost
    • א Alef Father-Son- begin- The Paradox: God and Man - (ox bull)[strength, leader, first] 1
    • ה Hey Expression--Thought, Speech, Action. Manifest seeds of thought and life. [Emphasize, jubilation, window, fence] 5
    • ר Reish Process of Clarification The "head" or "beginning". Life's revelation. [Head... Person head highest] 200
    • י Yod The Infinite Point of essential good hidden in the ט Tet . [closed hand... Deed work to make] 10
    • ת Tav is a Seal of a Higher kingdom or realm. The malchut to the keter (crown) through faith. It links the unseen worlds like a doorway of faith. [sign cross... seal] 400
  9. 01729 דוּגָה‎ duwgah doo-gaw’DaletVavGimelHey from the same as 01728; n f; [BDB-186a] {See TWOT on 401 @@ "401e"}AV-fishhook + 05518 1; 1
    1) fishing, fishery
    • ד Dalet Selflessness – Charity, back and forth or through a door or pathway, to enter like a fish, 4
    • ו Vav Connection, Connecting realms and worlds or the dividing veil between them. [nail... And, Add, secure, hook] 6
    • ג Gimel Reward and Punish, Cause and effect. Do to others as they should do. Camel[throwstick pride to lift up] 3
    • ה Hey Expression--Thought, Speech, Action. Manifest seeds of thought and life. [Emphasize, jubilation, window, fence] 5
  10. Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
  11. 06556 פֶרֶץ‎ perets [peh’-rets] PeiReishTzadik from 06555 break through; n m; [BDB-829b] [{See TWOT on 1826 @@ "1826a" }] AV-breach 14, gap 2, breaking 1, breaking forth 1, breaking in 1; 19
    1) breach, gap, bursting forth
    1a) bursting forth, outburst
    1b) breach
    1c) broken wall
    1d) outburst (fig. of God’s wrath)
    • פ ף Pei Communication: The Oral Torah The mouth, blow,edge . [Mouth speak open word] 80
    • ר Reish Process of Clarification The "head" or "beginning". Life's revelation. [Head... Person head highest] 200
    • צ ץ : צ ץ Tzadik is always related to The Faith of the Righteous One, the foundation of the word "to hunt" or Harvest even eat or desire.[Harvest pant desire]90.
  12. 01501 ^םזג^ GimelZayinMem gazam \@gaw-zawm’\@ from an unused root meaning to devour; n m coll; {See TWOT on 338 @@ "338a"} AV-palmerworm 3; 3 a.k.a. the chewing locust
    1) locusts
    note: See Joel
    • Another word for Locust. ^הברא^ ‘arbeh 0697 from הבר rabah 07235 meaning multiply "become many"
    • GimelZayinZayin 01494 and 01495 means to shear.
    • GimelZayinLamed 01497AV-spoil 8, take away 8, rob 4, pluck 3, caught 1, consume 1, exercised 1, force 1, pluck off 1, torn 1, violence 1; 30. means to tear away, seize, plunder, tear off, pull off, rob, take away by force
    • GimelZayinLamedHey 01500 AV-violence 3, robbed 1, that 1, spoil 1; 6. means 1) plunder, spoil, robbery