Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Amos 6:3

Context
NETBible

You refuse to believe a day of disaster will come, 1  but you establish a reign of violence. 2 

XREF

Ps 94:20; Ec 8:11; Isa 47:7; Isa 56:12; Eze 12:22,27; Am 5:12; Am 5:18; Am 6:12; Am 9:10; Mt 24:48; 1Th 5:3; 2Pe 3:4; Re 18:17

NET © Notes

tn Heb “those who push away a day of disaster.”

tn Heb “you bring near a seat of violence.” The precise meaning of the Hebrew term שֶׁבֶת (shevet, “seat, sitting”) is unclear in this context. The translation assumes that it refers to a throne from which violence (in the person of the oppressive leaders) reigns. Another option is that the expression refers not to the leaders’ oppressive rule, but to the coming judgment when violence will overtake the nation in the person of enemy invaders.



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