Amos 6:8-14 CSB

Israel's Pride Judged

8 The Lord God has sworn by Himself-the declaration of Yahweh, the God of Hosts: I loathe Jacob's pride and hate his citadels, so I will hand over the city and everything in it.

References for Amos 6:8

      9 And if there are 10 men left in one house, they will die.
      10 A close relativea and a burner,bcwill remove his corpsed from the house. He will call to someone in the inner recesses of the house, "Any more with you?" That person will reply, "None." Then he will say, "Silence, because Yahweh's name must not be invoked."e

      References for Amos 6:10

        • e 6:10 - Lit His uncle
        • f 6:10 - Or burner of incense, or burner of a memorial fire, or burner of a body; Hb obscure
        • g 6:10 - 1 Sm 31:12; 2 Ch 16:14; Jr 34:5
        • h 6:10 - Lit remove bones
        • i 6:10 - Isa 48:1; Jr 44:26; Hs 4:15
          11 For the Lord commands: The large house will be smashed to pieces, and the small house to rubble.f

          References for Amos 6:11

            • j 6:11 - Am 1:1; 9:9
              12 Do horses run on rock, or does someone plow [it] with oxen?g Yet you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwoodh-

              References for Amos 6:12

                • k 6:12 - Others emend to plow the sea
                • l 6:12 - Am 5:7; Isa 5:20; Rv 8:11
                  13 you who rejoice over Lo-debar and say, "Didn't we capture Karnaim for ourselves by our own strength?"
                  14 But look, I am raising up a nation against you, house of Israel- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord, the God of Hosts- and they will oppress you from the entrance of Hamathi to the Brook of the Arabah.j

                  References for Amos 6:14

                    • m 6:14 - Or from Lebo-hamath; 2 Kg 14:25, 28
                    • n 6:14 - Probably the Valley of Zared at the southeast end of the Dead Sea