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

INTRODUCTION TO AMOS 9

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.

Amos 9:14-15 In-Context

12 so that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations that bear my name, ” declares the LORD, who will do these things.
13 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills,
14 and I will bring my people Israel back from exile.“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.

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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