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Amos 6:1


Woe 1  to those who live in ease in Zion, 2  to those who feel secure on Mount Samaria. They think of themselves as 3  the elite class of the best nation. The family 4  of Israel looks to them for leadership. 5 


Ex 19:5,6; Jud 18:7; 1Ki 16:24; Isa 32:9-11; Isa 33:14; Jer 7:4; Jer 48:11; Jer 49:31; La 1:1; Am 4:1; Am 8:14; Lu 6:24,25; Lu 12:17-20; Jas 1:18; Jas 5:5; 1Pe 5:7

NET © Notes

tn On the Hebrew term הוֹי (hoy; “ah, woe”) as a term of mourning, see the notes in 5:16, 18.

sn Zion is a reference to Jerusalem.

tn The words “They think of themselves as” are supplied in the translation for clarification. In the Hebrew text the term נְקֻבֵי (nÿquvey; “distinguished ones, elite”) is in apposition to the substantival participles in the first line.

tn Heb “house.”

tn Heb “comes to them.”

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