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Amos 9:11


“In that day I will rebuild the collapsing hut 1  of David. I will seal its 2  gaps, repair its 3  ruins, and restore it to what it was like in days gone by. 4 


Job 1:10; Ps 80:12; Ps 89:40; Ps 143:5; Isa 5:5; Isa 9:6,7; Isa 11:1-10; Isa 16:5; Isa 63:11; Jer 23:5,6; Jer 30:9; Jer 33:14-16,20-26; Jer 46:26; La 5:21; Eze 17:24; Eze 21:25-27; Eze 34:23,24; Eze 36:11; Eze 37:24,25; Ho 3:5; Mic 5:2; Mic 7:14; Lu 1:31-33,69,70; Ac 2:30-36; Ac 15:15-17

NET © Notes

tn The phrase translated “collapsing hut” refers to a temporary shelter (cf. NASB, NRSV “booth”) in disrepair and emphasizes the relatively weakened condition of the once powerful Davidic dynasty. Others have suggested that the term refers to Jerusalem, while still others argue that it should be repointed to read “Sukkoth,” a garrison town in Transjordan. Its reconstruction would symbolize the rebirth of the Davidic empire and its return to power (e.g., M. E. Polley, Amos and the Davidic Empire, 71-74).

tc The MT reads a third feminine plural suffix, which could refer to the two kingdoms (Judah and Israel) or, more literally, to the breaches in the walls of the cities that are mentioned in v. 4 (cf. 4:3). Some emend to third feminine singular, since the “hut” of the preceding line (a feminine singular noun) might be the antecedent. In that case, the final nun (ן) is virtually dittographic with the vav (ו) that appears at the beginning of the following word.

tc The MT reads a third masculine singular suffix, which could refer back to David. However, it is possible that an original third feminine singular suffix (יה-, yod-hey) has been misread as masculine (יו-, yod-vav). In later Hebrew script a ה (he) resembles a יו- (yod-vav) combination.

tn Heb “and I will rebuild as in days of antiquity.”

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