Amos 6:3
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English Standard Version
O you who put far away the day of disaster and bring near the seat of violence?

King James Bible
Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

American Standard Version
-ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

Douay-Rheims Bible
You that are separated unto the evil day: and that approach to the throne of iniquity;

English Revised Version
Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

Amos 6:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The affliction is not removed by mourning and lamentation, but only through repentance and supplication to the Lord, who can turn away all evil. The prophet therefore proceeds to call upon the priests to offer to the Lord penitential supplication day and night in the temple, and to call the elders and all the people to observe a day of fasting, penitence, and prayer; and then offers supplication himself to the Lord to have compassion upon them (Joel 1:19). From the motive assigned for this appeal, we may also see that a terrible drought had been associated with the devastation by the locusts, from which both man and beast had endured the most bitter suffering, and that Joel regarded this terrible calamity as a sign of the coming of the day of the Lord. Joel 1:13. "Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests; howl, ye servants of the altar; come, pass the night in sackcloth, ye servants of my God: for the meat-offering and drink-offering are withdrawn from the house of your God. Joel 1:14. Sanctify a fast, call out an assembly, assemble the elders, all ye inhabitants of the land, at the house of Jehovah your God, and cry to Jehovah." From what follows we must supply bassaqqı̄m (with sackcloth) to chigrū (gird yourselves). Gird yourselves with mourning apparel, i.e., put it on (see Joel 1:8). In this they are to pass the night, to offer supplication day and night, or incessantly, standing between the altar and the porch (Joel 2:17). "Servants of my God," i.e., of the God whose prophet I am, and from whom I can promise you a hearing. The reason assigned for this appeal is the same as for the lamentation in Joel 1:9. But it is not the priests only who are to pray incessantly to the Lord; the elders and all the people are to do the same. קדּשׁ צום, to sanctify a fast, i.e., to appoint a holy fast, a divine service of prayer connected with fasting. To this end the priests are to call an ‛ătsârâh, i.e., a meeting of the congregation for religious worship. ‛Atsârâh, or ‛ătsereth, πανήγυρις, is synonymous with מקרא קודשׁ in Leviticus 23:36 (see the exposition of that passage). In what follows, כּל־ישׁבי ה is attached ἀσυνδέτως to זקנים; and the latter is not a vocative, but an accusative of the object. On the other hand, בּית יהוה is an accus. loci, and dependent upon אספוּ. זעק, to cry, used of loud and importunate prayer. It is only by this that destruction can still be averted.

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put.

Amos 5:18 Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

Amos 9:10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.

Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Isaiah 47:7 And you said, I shall be a lady for ever: so that you did not lay these things to your heart...

Isaiah 56:12 Come you, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day...

Ezekiel 12:22,27 Son of man, what is that proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails...

Matthew 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child...

2 Peter 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep...

Revelation 18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nothing. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors...

and cause.

Amos 6:12 Shall horses run on the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for you have turned judgment into gall...

Amos 5:12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe...

Psalm 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames mischief by a law?

seat. or, habitation.

Cross References
Psalm 94:20
Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute?

Isaiah 56:12
"Come," they say, "let me get wine; let us fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow will be like this day, great beyond measure."

Lamentations 4:5
Those who once feasted on delicacies perish in the streets; those who were brought up in purple embrace ash heaps.

Ezekiel 12:22
"Son of man, what is this proverb that you have about the land of Israel, saying, 'The days grow long, and every vision comes to nothing'?

Ezekiel 23:42
The sound of a carefree multitude was with her; and with men of the common sort, drunkards were brought from the wilderness; and they put bracelets on the hands of the women, and beautiful crowns on their heads.

Amos 3:10
"They do not know how to do right," declares the LORD, "those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds."

Amos 9:10
All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, 'Disaster shall not overtake or meet us.'

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