AMOS 1:5

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“I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the Lord.

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Amos 1:5 Translation & Meaning

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I will break וְשָֽׁבַרְתִּי֙ To burst (literally or figuratively) break
also the bar בְּרִ֣יחַ A bolt also bar
of Damascus, דַּמֶּ֔שֶׂק Damascus, a city of Syria Damascus
and cut off וְהִכְרַתִּ֤י To cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant (i.e., make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces) cut off
the inhabitant יוֹשֵׁב֙ Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry inhabitant
from the plain מִבִּקְעַת Properly, a split, i.e., a wide level valley between mountains plain
of Aven, אָ֔וֶן Aven, the contemptuous synonym of three places, one in Coele-Syria, one in Egypt (On), and one in Palestine (Bethel) Aven
and him that holdeth וְתוֹמֵ֥ךְ To sustain; by implication, to obtain, keep fast; figuratively, to help, follow close holdeth
the sceptre שֵׁ֖בֶט A scion, i.e., (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan sceptre
from the house מִבֵּ֣ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
of Eden: עֶ֑דֶן Pleasure Eden
and the people עַם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
of Syria אֲרָ֛ם Aram or Syria, and its inhabitants; also the name of the son of Shem, a grandson of Nahor, and of an Israelite Syria
shall go into captivity וְגָל֧וּ To denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication, to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively, to reveal go captivity
unto Kir, קִ֖ירָה Kir, a place in Moab Kir
saith אָמַ֥ר To say (used with great latitude) saith
the Lord. יְהוָֽה׃ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord

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  • 3  Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:

  • 4  But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.

  • 5  I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the Lord.

  • 6  Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom:

  • 7  But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:




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