Has it come about that the Songs are but hollowing in our present, Amos 8:3?

The songs 7892 of the palace 1964 will turn 3213 to wailing 3213 in that day, 3117" declares 5002 the Lord 136 GOD. 3068 "Many 7227 will be the corpses 6297; in every 3605 place 4725 they will cast 7993 them forth in silence. 2013"


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Frankinsense, thoughtful discourse

All good comes from all things, and in research gives: All, so I thought to leave Reference numbers as I have become-aware of His.

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The One who builds 1129 His upper 4609 chambers 4609 in the heavens 8064 And has founded 3245 His vaulted 92 dome 92 over 5921 the earth, 776 He who calls 7121 for the waters 4325 of the sea 3220 And pours 8210 them out on the face 6440 of the earth, 776 The LORD 3068 is His name. 8034Amo 9:6


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"In that day 3117 I will raise 6965 up the fallen 5307 booth 5521 of David, 1732 And wall 1443 up its breaches 6556; I will also raise 6965 up its ruins 2034 And rebuild 1129 it as in the days 3117 of old 5769; Amos 9:11

That they may possess 3423 the remnant 7611 of Edom 123 And all 3605 the nations 1471 who 834 are called 7121 by My name, 8034" Declares 5002 the LORD 3068 who does 6213 this. 2088Amo 9:12

"Behold, 2009 days 3117 are coming, 935" declares 5002 the LORD, 3068 "When the plowman 2790 will overtake 5066 the reaper 7114 And the treader 1869 of grapes 6025 him who sows 4900 seed 2233; When the mountains 2022 will drip 5197 sweet 6071 wine 6071 And all 3605 the hills 1389 will be dissolved. 4127Amo 9:13

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  • 10 years ago
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    Amos 8 (Amplified Bible) 3And the songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day, says the Lord God. The dead bodies shall be many; in every place they shall be cast forth in silence.

    +++"The Vision of Summer Fruit. (b. c. 785.)

    III. The consequence of this shall be a universal desolation (v. 3): When the end shall come sorrow and death shall ride in triumph; they are accustomed to go together, and shall at length go away together, when in heaven there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, Rev. xxi. 4. But here in a sinful world, in a sinful nation, 1. Sorrow reigns, reigns to such a degree that the songs of the temple shall be howlings—the songs of God's temple at Jerusalem, or rather of their idol-temples, where they used, when, in honour of the golden calves, they had eaten and drunk, to rise up to play. They were perhaps wanton profane songs; and it is certain that sooner or later those will be turned into howlings. Or, if they had a sound and show of piety and religion, yet, not coming from the heart, nor being sung to the glory of God, he valued them not, but would justly turn them into howlings. Note, Mourning will follow sinful mirth, yea, and sacred mirth too, it if be not sincere. And, when God's judgments are abroad, they will soon turn the greatest joy into the greatest heaviness, the temple-songs, which used to sound so pleasantly, not only into sighs and groans, but into loud howlings, which sound dismally. They shall come to the temple, and, finding that in ruins, there they shall howl most bitterly. 2. Death reigns, reigns to such a degree that there shall be dead bodies, many dead bodies in every place (Ps. cx. 6), slain by sword or pestilence, so many that the survivors shall not bury them with the usual pomp and solemnity of funerals; they shall not so much as have the bell tolled, but they shall cast them forth with silence, shall bury them in the dead of the night, and charge all about them to be silent and to take notice of it, either because they have not wherewithal to bear the charges of a funeral, or because, the killing disease being infectious, none will come near them, or for fear the enemy should be provoked, if they should be known to lament their slain. Or they shall charge themselves and one another silently to submit to the hand of God in these desolating judgments, and not to repine and quarrel with him. Or it may be taken not for a patient, but a sullen silence; their hearts shall be hardened, and all these judgments shall not extort from them one word of acknowledgment either of God's righteousness or their own unrighteousness.

  • 10 years ago


    Why did you 'copy/paste' this verse with Strong's referrence numbers ?

    The songs of the temple shall be howlings - Literally, “shall howl.” It shall be, as when mirthful music is suddenly broken in upon, and, through the sudden agony of the singer, ends in a shriek or yell of misery. When sounds of joy are turned into wailing, all must be complete sorrow. They are not hushed only, but are turned into their opposite. Since Amos is speaking to, and of, Israel, “the temple” is, doubtless, here the great idol-temple at Bethel, and “the songs” were the choral music, with which they counterfeited the temple-music, as arranged by David, praising (they could not make up their minds which,) Nature or “the God of nature,” but, in truth, worshiping the creature. The temple was often strongly built and on a height, and, whether from a vague hope of help from God, (as in the siege of Jerusalem by the Romans,) or from some human trust, that the temple might be respected, or from confidence in its strength, or from all together, was the last refuge of the all-but-captive people. Their last retreat was often the scene of the last reeling strife, the battle-cry of the assailants, the shrieks of the defenseless, the groans of the wounded, the agonized cry of unyielding despair. Some such scene the prophet probably had before his mind’s eye, for he adds;

    There shall be “many dead bodies,” literally, “Many the corpse in every place.” He sees it, not as future, but before him. The whole city, now so thronged with life, “the oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,” lies before him as one scene of death; every place thronged with corpses; none exempt; at home, abroad, or, which he had just spoken of, the temple; no time, no place for honorable burial. “They,” literally, “he casts forth, hush!” Each casts forth those dear to him, as “dung on the face of the earth” (Jer_8:2, etc.). Grief is too strong for words. Living and dead are hushed as the grave. “Large cities are large solitudes,” for want of mutual love; in God’s retribution, all their din and hum becomes anew a solitude.


  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Two can't walk together unless they have agreed to, just so, as a bird is found in a snare only because the snare has been set. So it follows that disaster is an effect of some action Carey. In this case it is action from the Lord. It should have been clear to Israel as it is to us, that sufferings are God's messengers too, meant to warn us about our sins.. as well as they warned the Israelite s of theirs.

    God's voice sounds through his prophets and these prophets roar like the lions they are... God does not keep his warnings secret so...His intentions come forth for God does not lie. He clearly reveals his plans and so, there will be no excuse for not heeding His words.

    In this revealing book we see, that again people have become so distorted that they cannot distinguish between right and wrong. Amos utters a 'lament' over Israel, a mournful poem, expresing grief over the death of a near relative. Even so, he shares God's urgent call to reform.. That is a wonderful word for us reform, The oppression that existed then exists now, in our present day.

    God is aware of all our conditions on earth, for nothing is hidden from God, that He can't see. God promised Abraham that his offspring would multiply. But without obedience being in the equation, it can and is being reversed in Amos' time. In OT times everyone knew and understood the words "doing Justice" much better than we in the new times do. For emphasis was placed heavily on doing Justice.

    WE are to go outside of our comfort zones and feed the hungry, those ones who are thirsty, and in need of spiritual food... And we are called to self examination too, so we aren't hollow...ourselves. We can't enjoy our special music inside our temples and not reach out to those poor in spirit. There is desperation in God's land... And yes, God will permit us to live in sin... but we can't defraud ourselves to think and believe that we are a okay, we have our own slum lands with slumlords, here in this time too, and many cheat with unmeasured scales... and we can't assume this is a state of natural order.

    God will destroy sinful kingdoms... but here is the hope we have, the descendants of David will see blessings and peace, and God will set up his homeland, whereby the we live sweetly without the reaper, there will be peace in the valley of the Lord, we have this hope of God's future because His grace will sustain us.. this will be the City of God, not man, Carey... at present time we reside in the city of man, not too different from the ones in Amos' timeframe... but we have a wonderful promise and hope in the future.. of The City of God... and his lands where there is sweet wine.


    the fallen booth of David. David set the stage in many ways for the new covenant. When the tabernacle of Moses was at Shiloh, David put another tabernacle in up Jerusalem. He provided a new feature of worship, with singers, musicians, and so forth.

    It was also in the tabernacle (often called 'booth') of David, that David had visions and encounters with the Lord Jesus. Actually David had what can be called 'prophetic perfects.' A prophetic perfect is when the prophet becomes a party to the vision as though he were actually there.

    So the tabernacle of David was where this Psalmist-Prophet saw and possibly wrote even some of his Psalms. At least there was where he received his inspired writings by the Holy Spirit.Nehemiah 12:46,47. It says: "For they [priests and Levites] performed the worship of their God and the service of purification, together with the singers and the gatekeepers in accordance with the command of David and of his son Solomon. For in the days of David and Asaph, in ancient times, there were leaders of the singers, songs of praise and hymns of thanksgiving to God." (nasb.) Christianity is based on a concept of the restoration of the 'fallen booth' of David and not on the tabernacle of Moses. (Although the tabernacle of Moses does have its prophetic intent.)

    "And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another is psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thinks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father." (Ephesians 5:18-20 nasb.)

    God is greater than any kingdom... His Kingdom Comes...Amen! Christ is the fallen booth. Here and now!



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