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An exhortation


t1 Sam. 8.7. & 10. 19. & 15. 22, 23. & 16. 1. ch. 10. 3.

■ Deut. 32. 34.

Job 14. 17. x Is. 13. 8. Jer. 30. 6. > Prov.22.3. #2 Kings 19. 8.

? Heb. a time.


11 'I gave thee a king in mine anand took him away in my wrath. ger, 12 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid.

13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is yan unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.

14 a I will ransom them from the I will redeem power of the grave; them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be Ezek.37.12. thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

■ Is. 25. 8.

8 Heb. the hand.

b 1 Cor. 15. 54, 55.

© Jer. 15. 6.

d See Gen.

15 ¶ Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, Rom. 11.29. the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all 'pleasant vessels.

41. 52.

& 48. 19.

e Jer. 4. 11. Ezek.17.10. & 19. 12. ch. 4. 19. 4 Heb. vessels of desire. Nah. 2.9. 6 Fulfilled, cir. 721.

16 'Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, 2Kings17.6. and their women with child shall be ripped up.

12 Kings 18.


g 2 Kings 8. 12. & 15. 16. Is. 13. 16. ch.10.14,15. Amos 1. 13. Nah. 3. 10.

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▲ ch. 12. 6. Joel 2. 13.

b ch. 13. 9.


▲ ch. 2. 2.

b Ps. 78. 4.

c Deut. 29.
ch. 2. 25.

Heb. The the palmer

residue of


d Is. 32. 10. *SoProv.30. 25, 26, 27. ch. 2. 2, 11, 25.

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8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.



Jer. 31. 18. ch.5. 18. Deut. 17. P. 33. 17.

& 12. 1.


Is. 30. 2, 16. & 31. 1. 1 ch. 2. 17. ver. 8.

✔ Ps. 10. 14. & 68. 5.

Jer. 5. 6. ch. 11. 7.

& 14. 7.

1 Eph. 1. 6. k Job 29. 19.

Prov.19.12. Or,

blossom. 4 Heb.


5 Heb. shall go.

Ps. 52. 8.

& 128. 3. m Gen. 27. 27. Cant. 4. 11.

a Ps. 91. 1.



7 Or, memorial.

• ver. 3. p Jer. 31. 18



derstand these things? prudent, and 9 Who is wise, and he shall un-Jam. 1.17. he shall know theme for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.


1 Joel, declaring sundry judgments of God, exhorteth to observe them, 8 and to mourn. 14 He prescribeth a fast for complaint.

HE word of the LORD that came

The Joel the son of Pethuel.


2 Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. a Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers?

3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

4 That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.

5 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.

6 For a nation is come up upon


my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.


7 He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white. 8 Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

9 The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD's ministers, mourn.

Jer. 3. 12. John B. 47. & 18.37. Lake 2. 34.


2 Cor. 2. 16. 1 Pet. 2.7,8.

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10 The field is wasted, 'the land Jer. 12. 11. mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth.

& 14. 2. m Is. 24.7. ver. 12. 9 Or, n Jer. 14.8,4.

11 "Be ye ashamed, O ye husband- ashamed. men; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished.

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14 Sanctify ye a fast, call ta ch. 2. 15, 16.2 solemn assembly, gather the elders Lev.23.36. and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,

2 Or, day of restraint.


2 Chr. 20.

1 Jer. 30. 7.

Is. 13.6,9.

ch. 2. 1.

15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it

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God's judgments.

desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, m as a strong people set in battle array.


k Rev. 9. 7.

I Rev. 9. 9.

m ver. 2.

6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall Jer. 8. 21. gather blackness.

7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks :

Lam. 4. 8. Nah. 2. 10. 2 Heb. pot.

8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, 8 Or, dart. they shall not be wounded.

9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows P like a thief.

10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

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11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before this army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible;

and who can abide it?

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o Jer. 9. 21.

P John 10. 1.

a Ps. 18. 7. I. 13. 10.

Ezek. 32. 7. ver. 31.

8. 15.


• Jer. 25. 30. ch. 3. 16.

Amos 1.2. ver. 25.

u Jer. 50.34. Rev. 18. 8.

Jer. 30.7.

Amos 5. 18. Zeph. 1. 15. Num. 24. Mal. 8. 2. Jer. 4. 1.


Hos. 12. 6. & 14. 1.

a Ps. 34. 18. & 51. 17.

b Gen.37.34. 2 Sam. 1.11.

3. 20 Ex. 34. 6. P. 86.5,15.

Jonah 4. 2.

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12 Chr. 26.

m1 Cor.7.5.

17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the "Ezek.8.16. porch and the altar, and let them

Matt. 23.85.

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23 Be glad then, ye children of b Is. 41. 16. Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you 'the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

& 61. 10. Hab. 3. 18. Zech. 10.7. 4 Or, a teacher of righteousness. 6 Heb. according to righ


24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow Deut. 11.14. with wine and oil.

© Lev. 26. 4.

& 28. 12.

d Jam. 5.7. e ch. 1. 4.

f ver. 11.

8 Lev. 26. 5. Ps. 22. 26.


25 And I will restore to you the years • that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.


26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and See Lev. 26. be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

Mic. 6. 14.

b ch. 3. 17. 1 Lev. 26. 11, 12.

27, 28.


27 And ye shall know that I am Ezek. 37.26, in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else and my people shall never be ashamed.

k Is. 45, 5,
21, 22.
Ezek. 39.22,

1 Is. 44. 8.
Ezek. 89.29.
Acts 2. 17.
m Zech. 12.
John 7. 39.


28 ¶ And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Acts 21. 9. your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

n Is. 54, 13.

plCor.12.13. Gal. 3. 28. Col. 3. 11.

q Matt. 24.


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29 And also upon P the servants and upon the handmaids in those Mark 18. 24. days will I pour out my spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in

Luke 21. 11,


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4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and Amos1.6,9. all the coasts of Palestine? & will yes Ezek. 25. render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;

5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly 2 plea-2 Heb. sant things:

6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.

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God's blessing


cir. 800.

o ver. 2.

2 Or, the LORD shall bring down. p Ps. 103. 20. Is. 13. 3.

q ver. 2.

& 98. 9. & 110. 6. Is. 2. 4. & 3. 13. Mic. 4. 3.



11° Assemble yourselves, and come, ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither 2 cause P thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of JePs. 96. 13. hoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. 13. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you Matt.13.39. down; for the "press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

Rev. 14. 15,


t Jer. 51. 33. Hos. 6. 11.

a Is. 63. 3. Lam. 1. 15.

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the Rev. 14. 19, valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.


x ver. 2.

8 Or, concision, or, threshing. › ch. 2. 1.

15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall ch.2.10,31. withdraw their shining.

a Jer. 25. 30. ch. 2. 11. Amos 1. 2. b Hag. 2. 6.

• Is. 51. 5,6.

16 The LORD also shall a roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and

4 the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and

of repair, or, harbour.

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17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Je- Obad. 16. rusalem be holy, and there shall no 'strangers pass through her any more. 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall3 flow with waters, and 'a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall Zech. 14.8. water the valley of Shittim.



191Egypt shall be a desolation, and

Nah. 1. 15. Rev. 21. 27. 1.30. 25.

Zech. 14.21.

8 Amos 9.13.

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m Edom shall be a desolate wilder-m Jer. 49.17. ness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.

20 But Judah shall dwell" for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: Ps for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.


1 Amos sheweth God's judgment upon Syria, 6 upon the Philistines, 9 upon Tyrus, 11 upon Edom, 13 upon Ammon.


HE words of Amos, a who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years Zech.14.5. before the earthquake.

e Hos. 1. 1.

d ch. 7. 10.

f Jer. 25. 30. Joel 3. 16.

g 1 Sam. 25. 2.

Is. 33. 9.

a Is. 8. 4.
& 17. 1.
Jer. 49. 23.
Zech. 9. 1.

5 Or, yea, for four.

6 Or, con-
vert it, or,
let it be
quiet: and
so ver. 6,

12 Kings

10. 33. & 13.


2 And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.

3 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron :

4 But I will send

fire into the

Jer. 17.27. house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.

& 49. 27. ver. 7,10,12.

ch. 2. 2, 5.

1 Jer. 51. 30.

Lam. 2.9. 7 Or, Bikathaven.

8 Or, Betheden.


2 Kings 16.

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5 I will break also the 'bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity "unto Kir, saith the LORD.

6 Thus saith the LORD; For

three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, P to deliver them up to Edom: 7 But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:

Amos 1. 11.

Obad. 10.

4 Or, abide. DAmos 9.15. o Is. 4. 4.

Ezek. 48.

35. ver. 17.

Rev. 21. 3. 6 Or, even I the LORD

that dwelleth in Zion.

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8 And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and the remnant of the Philistiness.81.14. shall perish, saith the Lord God.

9 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of "Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant:

10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof.

11 ¶ Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:

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12 But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.

13 Thus saith the LORD; For Jer. 49.1,2. three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have 2 ripped up the women with child of Gilead, & that they might enlarge their border:

2 Or, divided the mountains.

Hos.13. 16.

g Jer. 49. 1.


2 Sam. 12.

Jer. 49. 2.

Ezek. 25.5.

I ch. 2. 2.

k Jer. 49. 3.

a Is. 15, & 16. Jer. 48. Ezek. 25.8.



14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of ↳ Rabbah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof, i with shouting in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind:

15 And their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes together, saith the LORD.

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HUS saith the LORD; For three transgressions of a Moab, and for four, I will not turn away the Zeph. 2. 8. punishment thereof; because he bburned the bones of the king of Edom into lime:

b2 Kings 3.


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The necessity thereof.

of the condemned in the house of their god.


2 Or, such fined, or,

9 Yet destroyed I the 9 Amorite before them, 'whose height was like as have the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.

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10 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite.

11 And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD.

12 But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

13 * Behold, 3 I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.

mulcted. a Num. 21. Deut. 2.31.


Josh. 24.8. r Num. 13.

28,32,33. Mal. 4. 1. Ex. 12.51.

• Is. 5. 24.

Mic. 6. 4.

u Deut. 2. 7. & 8.2.

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14 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the shall not strengthen his force, ther shall the mighty deliver self:


15 Neither shall he stand handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself: neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself.

16 And he that is


presseth. a ch. 9. 1, &c. Jer. 9. 23. b Ps. 33. 16.

leh. his

soul, or,


Ps. 33. 17.

Heb. strong of his

courageous among the mighty shall flee away heart. naked in that day, saith the Lord.


1 The necessity of God's judgment against Israel. 9 The publication of it, with the causes thereof.

HEAR this word that the LORD

hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying,

2 a You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your quities.


3 Can two walk together, they be agreed?



4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion' cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?

5 Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all? 6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?

7 Surely the Lord Gon will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

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