Amos 3:11

11 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; O Tyre, thy land shall be made desolate round about ; and he shall bring down thy strength out of thee, and thy countries shall be spoiled.

Amos 3:11 Meaning and Commentary

Amos 3:11

Therefore thus saith the Lord God
Because of these tumults and riots, oppression and injustice, violence and robbery: an adversary there [shall be] even round about the land:
not Tyre, as Theodoret renders the word; but the king of Assyria, who invaded the land of Israel in the days of Hoshea, took Samaria, and carried Israel captive, and placed them in foreign countries, ( 2 Kings 17:6 ) ; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee;
take away their riches, demolish their fortresses, and strip them of everything in which they put their confidence: and thy palaces shall be spoiled;
plundered of the treasures laid up in them, and pulled down to the ground; and a just retaliation this for their being the repositories of ill gotten substance and wealth.

Amos 3:11 In-Context

9 Proclaim it to the regions among the Assyrians, and to the regions of Egypt, and say, Gather yourselves to the mountain of Samaria, and behold many wonderful things in the midst of it, and the oppression that is in it.
10 And she knew not what things would come against her, saith the Lord, those that store up wrong and misery in their countries.
11 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; O Tyre, thy land shall be made desolate round about ; and he shall bring down thy strength out of thee, and thy countries shall be spoiled.
12 Thus saith the Lord; As when a shepherd rescues from the mouth of a lion two legs or a piece of an ear, so shall be drawn forth the children of Israel who dwell in Samaria in the presence of tribe, and in Damascus.
13 Hear, O ye priests, and testify to the house of Jacob, saith the Lord God Almighty.