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Amos 1:7

    Amos 1:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, burning up its great houses:

    Webster's Revision

    but I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

    World English Bible

    but I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, and it will devour its palaces.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, and it shall devour the palaces thereof:

    Barnes' Notes on Amos 1:7

    But - Literally, "and." Thus had Gaza done, and thus would God do; "I will send a fire upon Gaza." The sentence on Gaza stands out, probably in that it was first in power and in sin. It was the merchant-city of the five; the caravans parted from it or passed through it; and so this sale of the Jewish captives was ultimately effected through them. First in sin, first in punishment. Gaza was strong by nature and by art. "The access to it also," Arrian notices , "lay through deep sand." We do not hear of its being taken, except in the first times of Israel under the special protection of God Judges 1:1-2, Judges 1:18, or by great conquerors. All Philistia, probably, submitted to David; we hear of no special conquest of its towns 2 Samuel 8:1. Its siege cost Alexander 2 months , with all the aid of the engines with which he had taken Tyre, and the experience which he had there gained. The Egyptian accounts state, that when besieged by Tothmosis III it capitulated . Thenceforth, it had submitted neither to Egypt nor Assyria. Yet Amos declared absolutely, that Gaza should be destroyed by fire, and it was so. Sennacherib first, then, after Jeremiah had foretold anew the destruction of Gaza, Ashkelon, and the Philistines, Pharaoh Necho "smote Gaza" Jeremiah 47:1. Yet who, with human foresight only, would undertake to pronounce the destruction of a city so strong?

    Wesley's Notes on Amos 1:7

    1:7 A fire - Desolating judgments. Gaza - All the power and strength of Palestine is here included.
    Book: Amos