Amos 1:7
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New International Version
I will send fire on the walls of Gaza that will consume her fortresses.

King James Bible
But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:

Darby Bible Translation
And I will send a fire on the wall of Gazah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

World English Bible
but I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, and it will devour its palaces.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have sent a fire against the wall of Gaza, And it hath consumed her palaces;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They carried away captive - Gaza is well known to have been one of the five lordships of the Philistines; it lay on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, near to Egypt. Erkon, Ashdod, and Askelon, were other signories of the same people, which are here equally threatened with Gaza. The captivity mentioned here may refer to inroads and incursions made by the Philistines in times of peace. See 2 Chronicles 21:16. The margin reads, an entire captivity. They took all away; none of them afterwards returned.

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I will.

Deuteronomy 32:35,41-43 To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand...

Psalm 75:7,8 But God is the judge: he puts down one, and sets up another...

Psalm 94:1-5 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself...

Zephaniah 2:4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay...

a fire.

Amos 1:4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad.

2 Kings 18:8 He smote the Philistines, even to Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

2 Chronicles 26:6 And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod...

Jeremiah 25:18-20 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment...

Jeremiah 47:1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza.

Zechariah 9:5-7 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed...

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The Prophet Joel.
PRELIMINARY REMARKS. The position which has been assigned to Joel in the collection of the Minor Prophets, furnishes an external argument for the determination of the time at which Joel wrote. There cannot be any doubt that the Collectors were guided by a consideration of the chronology. The circumstance, that they placed the prophecies of Joel just between the two prophets who, according to the inscriptions and contents of their prophecies, belonged to the time of Jeroboam and Uzziah, is
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Whether a Natural Disposition is Requisite for Prophecy?
Objection 1: It would seem that a natural disposition is requisite for prophecy. For prophecy is received by the prophet according to the disposition of the recipient, since a gloss of Jerome on Amos 1:2, "The Lord will roar from Sion," says: "Anyone who wishes to make a comparison naturally turns to those things of which he has experience, and among which his life is spent. For example, sailors compare their enemies to the winds, and their losses to a shipwreck. In like manner Amos, who was a shepherd,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Jeremiah 47:5
Gaza will shave her head in mourning; Ashkelon will be silenced. You remnant on the plain, how long will you cut yourselves?

Ezekiel 30:8
Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I set fire to Egypt and all her helpers are crushed.

Ezekiel 39:6
I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coastlands, and they will know that I am the LORD.

Amos 1:6
This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Gaza, even for four, I will not relent. Because she took captive whole communities and sold them to Edom,

Amos 1:8
I will destroy the king of Ashdod and the one who holds the scepter in Ashkelon. I will turn my hand against Ekron, till the last of the Philistines are dead," says the Sovereign LORD.

Zephaniah 2:4
Gaza will be abandoned and Ashkelon left in ruins. At midday Ashdod will be emptied and Ekron uprooted.

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