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Amos 5:18

Context
NETBible

Woe 1  to those who wish for the day of the Lord! Why do you want the Lord’s day of judgment to come? It will bring darkness, not light.

XREF

Isa 5:19; Isa 5:30; Isa 9:19; Isa 24:11,12; Isa 28:15-22; Jer 17:15; Jer 30:7; Eze 12:22,27; Joe 1:15; Joe 2:1,2,10,31; Zep 1:14,15; Mal 3:1,2; Mal 4:1; 2Pe 3:4; 2Pe 3:10

NET © Notes

tn The term הוֹי (hoy, “woe”) was used when mourning the dead (see the note on the word “dead” in 5:16). The prophet here either engages in role playing and mourns the death of the nation in advance or sarcastically taunts those who hold to this misplaced belief.



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