Amos 5:17

17 "And in all the 1vineyards there is wailing, Because I will pass through the midst of you," says the LORD.

Amos 5:17 Meaning and Commentary

Amos 5:17

And in all vineyards [shall be] wailing
The vines being destroyed, and no grapes to be gathered, and put into the press; when there used to be great shoutings, and large expressions of joy, at the gathering in of the vintage, and pressing the grapes; but now there shall be a different tone; see ( Jeremiah 48:32 Jeremiah 48:33 ) ; for I will pass through thee, saith the Lord;
through their cities, towns, and country, fields and vineyards, and destroy all in his way, as he passed through Egypt when he destroyed their firstborn.

Amos 5:17 In-Context

15 Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the LORD God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
16 Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, the Lord , "There is wailing in all the plazas, And in all the streets they say, 'Alas! Alas!' They also call the farmer to mourning And professional mourners to lamentation.
17 "And in all the vineyards there is wailing, Because I will pass through the midst of you," says the LORD .
18 Alas, you who are longing for the day of the LORD , For what purpose will the day of the LORD be to you? It will be darkness and not light;
19 As when a man flees from a lion And a bear meets him, Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall And a snake bites him.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Isaiah 16:10; Jeremiah 48:33
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