Amos 6:11
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New International Version
For the LORD has given the command, and he will smash the great house into pieces and the small house into bits.

King James Bible
For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.

Darby Bible Translation
For behold, Jehovah commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.

World English Bible
"For, behold, Yahweh commands, and the great house will be smashed to pieces, and the little house into bits.

Young's Literal Translation
For lo, Jehovah is commanding, And He hath smitten the great house with breaches, And the little house with clefts.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He will smote the great house with breaches - The great and small shall equally suffer; no distinction shall be made; rich and poor shall fall together; death has received his commission, and he will spare none. Horace has a sentiment precisely like this, Carm. Lib. i., Od. iv., 5:13.

Pallida mors aequo pulsat pede pauperum

Tabernas, Regumque Turres.

With equal pace impartial fate

Knocks at the palace as the cottage gate.

But this may refer particularly to the houses of the poor in Eastern countries; their mud walls being frequently full of clefts; the earth of which they are built seldom adhering together because of its sandiness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Lord.

Amos 3:6,7 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD has not done it...

Amos 9:1,9 I saw the LORD standing on the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head...

Psalm 105:16,31,34 Moreover he called for a famine on the land: he broke the whole staff of bread...

Isaiah 10:5,6 O Assyrian, the rod of my anger, and the staff in their hand is my indignation...

Isaiah 13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for my anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.

Isaiah 46:10,11 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand...

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please...

Ezekiel 29:18-20 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyrus: every head was made bald...

Nahum 1:14 And the LORD has given a commandment concerning you, that no more of your name be sown...

he will.

Amos 6:8 The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, said the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces...

Amos 3:15 And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end...

2 Kings 25:9 And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem...

Hosea 13:16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she has rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword...

Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished...

Luke 19:44 And shall lay you even with the ground, and your children within you; and they shall not leave in you one stone on another...

breaches. or, droppings.

Ecclesiastes 10:18 By much slothfulness the building decays; and through idleness of the hands the house drops through.

The Carcass and the Eagles
'Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came! 2. Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border? 3. Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near; 4. That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Whether it is Proper to Christ to be Head of the Church?
Objection 1: It seems that it is not proper to Christ to be Head of the Church. For it is written (1 Kings 15:17): "When thou wast a little one in thy own eyes, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel?" Now there is but one Church in the New and the Old Testament. Therefore it seems that with equal reason any other man than Christ might be head of the Church. Objection 2: Further, Christ is called Head of the Church from His bestowing grace on the Church's members. But it belongs to others
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
2 Kings 25:9
He set fire to the temple of the LORD, the royal palace and all the houses of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down.

Isaiah 55:11
so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Amos 3:15
I will tear down the winter house along with the summer house; the houses adorned with ivory will be destroyed and the mansions will be demolished," declares the LORD.

Amos 5:11
You levy a straw tax on the poor and impose a tax on their grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink their wine.

Malachi 1:4
Edom may say, "Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins." But this is what the LORD Almighty says: "They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the LORD.

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