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Amos 4:11

Context
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“I overthrew some of you the way God 1  overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. 2  You were like a burning stick 3  snatched from the flames. Still you did not come back to me.” The Lord is speaking!

XREF

Ge 19:24,25; Isa 13:19; Jer 6:28-30; Jer 49:18; Eze 22:17-22; Eze 24:13; Ho 11:8; Am 4:6; Zec 3:2; 1Co 3:15; 2Pe 2:6; Jude 1:7; Jude 1:23; Re 9:20

NET © Notes

tn Several English versions substitute the first person pronoun (“I”) here for stylistic reasons (e.g., NIV, NCV, TEV, CEV, NLT).

tn Heb “like God’s overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah.” The divine name may be used in an idiomatic superlative sense here, in which case one might translate, “like the great [or “disastrous”] overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah.”

sn The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is described in Gen 19:1-29.

tn Heb “like that which is burning.”



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