Amos 9:14-15

14 and I will bring my people Israel back from exile.[a]“They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit.
15 I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them,” says the LORD your God.

Amos 9:14-15 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter contains the fifth and last vision the prophet saw; which represents the certain desolation of the land, city, and temple, and the slaughter of all sorts of persons, high and low, none should escape it, Am 9:1; be they where they would, they should be found out, whether in hell or heaven, on the tops of the highest mountains, or in the bottom of the sea, or in a foreign land, since the eyes of the Lord were upon them for evil, Am 9:2-4; nor could they hope to escape, when they considered his greatness and his power, and what he could do, and had done; and how they had behaved towards him, even though they were the people he had brought out of Egypt, Am 9:5-7; but though the sinful kingdom should be destroyed, yet not utterly, a remnant should be saved, Am 9:8-10; and the chapter is concluded with gracious promises of raising up the tabernacle of David fallen down, and of the return of the people of Israel to their own land; and of their settlement and continuance in it, never more to depart from it, Am 9:11-15.

Cross References 10

  • 1. S Jeremiah 29:14
  • 2. S Jeremiah 33:7
  • 3. S Isaiah 32:18; S Isaiah 49:8; S Isaiah 61:4
  • 4. S 2 Kings 19:29
  • 5. S Isaiah 62:9; S Jeremiah 30:18; S Jeremiah 31:28; Ezekiel 28:25-26; S Ezekiel 34:13-14; S Amos 5:11
  • 6. S Exodus 15:17; S Isaiah 60:21
  • 7. S Jeremiah 23:8
  • 8. S Joel 3:20
  • 9. S Isaiah 65:9; S Jeremiah 3:18; Obadiah 1:17
  • 10. S Jeremiah 18:9; S Jeremiah 24:6; S Jeremiah 32:15; S Ezekiel 28:26; S Ezekiel 34:25-28; S Ezekiel 37:12,25

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "will restore the fortunes of my people Israel"
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