Amos 6:13
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New Living Translation
And you brag about your conquest of Lo-debar. You boast, "Didn't we take Karnaim by our own strength?"

King James Bible
Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?

Darby Bible Translation
ye that rejoice in a thing of nought, that say, have We not taken to us power by our own strength?

World English Bible
you who rejoice in a thing of nothing, who say, 'Haven't we taken for ourselves horns by our own strength?'

Young's Literal Translation
O ye who are rejoicing at nothing, Who are saying, 'Have we not by our strength taken to ourselves horns?'

Amos 6:13 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

6:13 Who rejoice - In your victories, alliances, and idols. Have we not - We have raised ourselves to greatness by our wisdom and courage.

Amos 6:13 Parallel Commentaries

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The Prophet Amos.
GENERAL PRELIMINARY REMARKS. It will not be necessary to extend our preliminary remarks on the prophet Amos, since on the main point--viz., the circumstances under which he appeared as a prophet--the introduction to the prophecies of Hosea may be regarded as having been written for those of Amos also. For, according to the inscription, they belong to the same period at which Hosea's prophetic ministry began, viz., the latter part of the reign of Jeroboam II., and after Uzziah had ascended the
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire from 745 to 722 B. C.
TIGLATH-PILESER III. AND THE ORGANISATION OF THE ASSYRIAN EMPIRE FROM 745 to 722 B.C. FAILURE OF URARTU AND RE-CONQUEST Of SYRIA--EGYPT AGAIN UNITED UNDER ETHIOPIAN AUSPICES--PIONKHI--THE DOWNFALL OF DAMASCUS, OF BABYLON, AND OF ISRAEL. Assyria and its neighbours at the accession of Tiglath-pileser III.: progress of the Aramaeans in the basin of the Middle Tigris--Urartu and its expansion into the north of Syria--Damascus and Israel--Vengeance of Israel on Damascus--Jeroboam II.--Civilisation
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7

The Wrath of God
What does every sin deserve? God's wrath and curse, both in this life, and in that which is to come. Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire.' Matt 25: 41. Man having sinned, is like a favourite turned out of the king's favour, and deserves the wrath and curse of God. He deserves God's curse. Gal 3: 10. As when Christ cursed the fig-tree, it withered; so, when God curses any, he withers in his soul. Matt 21: 19. God's curse blasts wherever it comes. He deserves also God's wrath, which is
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Luke 12:19
And I'll sit back and say to myself, "My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!"'

Luke 12:20
"But God said to him, 'You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?'

Job 8:14
Their confidence hangs by a thread. They are leaning on a spider's web.

Job 8:15
They cling to their home for security, but it won't last. They try to hold it tight, but it will not endure.

Psalm 2:2
The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against his anointed one.

Psalm 75:4
"I warned the proud, 'Stop your boasting!' I told the wicked, 'Don't raise your fists!

Psalm 75:5
Don't raise your fists in defiance at the heavens or speak with such arrogance.'"

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