Amos 1:10

10 I will send fire on the walls of Tyre that will consume her fortresses.”

Amos 1:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof.
ESV
10 So I will send a fire upon the wall of Tyre, and it shall devour her strongholds."
NLT
10 So I will send down fire on the walls of Tyre, and all its fortresses will be destroyed.”
MSG
10 For that, I'm burning down the walls of Tyre, burning up all her forts."
CSB
10 Therefore, I will send fire against the walls of Tyre, and it will consume its citadels.

Amos 1:10 Meaning and Commentary

Amos 1:10

But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus
An enemy to destroy the walls of it: this was done either by Shalmaneser king of the Assyrians, in the times of Eulaeus king of the Tyrians, of whose expedition against it Josephus F19 makes mention: or by Nebuchadnezzar, who took it after thirteen years' siege of it, in the time of Ithobalus {t}: or by Alexander, by whom it was taken, as Curtius F21 relates, after it had been besieged seven months: which shall devour the palaces thereof;
of the governor, the great men and merchants in it. Alexander ordered all to be slain but those that fled to the temples, and fire to be put to the houses; which made it a most desolate place, as the above historian has recorded.


FOOTNOTES:

F19 Antiqu. l. 9. c. 14. sect. 2.
F20 Hist. Phoenic. apud Joseph. contr. Apion. l. 1. c. 21.
F21 Hist. l. 4. c. 4.

Amos 1:10 In-Context

8 I will destroy the king of Ashdod and the one who holds the scepter in Ashkelon. I will turn my hand against Ekron, till the last of the Philistines are dead,” says the Sovereign LORD.
9 This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Tyre, even for four, I will not relent. Because she sold whole communities of captives to Edom, disregarding a treaty of brotherhood,
10 I will send fire on the walls of Tyre that will consume her fortresses.”
11 This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Edom, even for four, I will not relent. Because he pursued his brother with a sword and slaughtered the women of the land, because his anger raged continually and his fury flamed unchecked,
12 I will send fire on Teman that will consume the fortresses of Bozrah.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Isaiah 23:1-18; S Isaiah 34:8; S Jeremiah 47:4; Ezekiel 26:2-4; Zechariah 9:1-4