Amos 1:7
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New International Version
I will send fire on the walls of Gaza that will consume her fortresses.

New Living Translation
So I will send down fire on the walls of Gaza, and all its fortresses will be destroyed.

English Standard Version
So I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza, and it shall devour her strongholds.

New American Standard Bible
"So I will send fire upon the wall of Gaza And it will consume her citadels.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, I will send fire against the walls of Gaza, and it will consume its citadels.

International Standard Version
So I will send down fire upon the wall of Gaza, and it will devour their fortified citadels;

NET Bible
So I will set Gaza's city wall on fire; fire will consume her fortresses.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will send a fire on the walls of Gaza and burn down its palaces.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So will I send a fire on the wall of Gaza, and it shall devour the palaces thereof;

New American Standard 1977
“So I will send fire upon the wall of Gaza,
            And it will consume her citadels.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but I will send a fire in the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof.

King James 2000 Bible
But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour its palaces:

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, and it shall devour the houses thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will send a fire on the wall of Gazah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour its palaces:

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

Young's Literal Translation
And I have sent a fire against the wall of Gaza, And it hath consumed her palaces;
Study Bible
Judgment on Israel's Neighbors
6Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Gaza and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they deported an entire population To deliver it up to Edom. 7"So I will send fire upon the wall of Gaza And it will consume her citadels. 8"I will also cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, And him who holds the scepter, from Ashkelon; I will even unleash My power upon Ekron, And the remnant of the Philistines will perish," Says the Lord GOD.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 47:5
"Baldness has come upon Gaza; Ashkelon has been ruined. O remnant of their valley, How long will you gash yourself?

Ezekiel 30:8
"And they will know that I am the LORD, When I set a fire in Egypt And all her helpers are broken.

Ezekiel 39:6
"And I will send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in safety; and they will know that I am the LORD.

Amos 1:6
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Gaza and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they deported an entire population To deliver it up to Edom.

Amos 1:8
"I will also cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, And him who holds the scepter, from Ashkelon; I will even unleash My power upon Ekron, And the remnant of the Philistines will perish," Says the Lord GOD.

Zephaniah 2:4
For Gaza will be abandoned And Ashkelon a desolation; Ashdod will be driven out at noon And Ekron will be uprooted.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Psalm 75:7,8 But God is the judge: he puts down one, and sets up another…

Psalm 94:1-5 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, …

Zephaniah 2:4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall …

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: …

a fire.

Amos 1:4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour …

2 Kings 18:8 He smote the Philistines, even to Gaza, and the borders thereof, …

2 Chronicles 26:6 And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and broke down …

Jeremiah 25:18-20 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, …

Jeremiah 47:1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the …

Zechariah 9:5-7 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very …

Verse 7. - A fire. Each guilty city is to have its own special punishment, though probably the calamity of each is common to all. Gaza was conquered by Sennacherib when he invaded Judea in the time of Hezekiah, by Pharaoh-Necho (Jeremiah 47:1), and by Alexander the Great, who spent more than two months in its siege (Josephus, 'Ant.,' 11:08, 4; Arrian., 2:27; see note on Zephaniah 2:4). But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza,.... An enemy that shall pull down and destroy the walls of it: this was fulfilled in the times of Uzziah, under whom Amos prophesied; and very likely in a very short time after this prophecy, who went out and warred against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gaza, 2 Chronicles 26:6; or else in the times of Hezekiah, who smote the Philistines unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, 2 Kings 18:8; or however in the times of Nebuchadnezzar, according to the prophecy of Jeremiah, Jeremiah 25:20; as also in the times of Alexander the great, who, after he had taken Tyre, besieged Gaza, and after two months' siege took it, as Diodorus Siculus relates (p); the wall being undermined and thrown down, he entered in at the ruins of it, as Curtius (q) says; in the times of the Maccabees the suburbs of it were burnt by Jonathan, and the place taken:

"61 From whence he went to Gaza, but they of Gaza shut him out; wherefore he laid siege unto it, and burned the suburbs thereof with fire, and spoiled them. 62 Afterward, when they of Gaza made supplication unto Jonathan, he made peace with them, and took the sons of their chief men for hostages, and sent them to Jerusalem, and passed through the country unto Damascus.'' (1 Maccabees 11)

which shall devour the palaces thereof; the palaces of the governor, and of other great men in it; (the governor of it, when Alexander took it, was Batis;) and the stately towers of it, of which there were many. This city was about fifteen miles south of Askelon, and about four or five north of the river Bezor, and at a small distance from the Mediterranean. It was situated on an eminence, surrounded with the most beautiful and fertile valleys, watered by the above mentioned river, and a number of other springs; and at a further distance encompassed on the inland side with hills, all planted with variety of fine fruit trees. The city itself was strong, both by its situation, and by the stout "walls" and stately "bowers" that surrounded it, and built after the Philistine manner (r) Arrian also says (s), it was a great city built on high ground, and encompassed with a strong wall, and was distant from the sea at least two and a half miles; See Gill on Acts 8:26.

(p) Bibliothec. tom. 2. l. 17. p. 526. (q) Hist. l. 4. c. 5, 6. (r) Universal History, vol. 2. p. 490. (s) De Expeditione Alex. l. 2. p. 150. 7. fire—that is, the flame of war (Nu 21:28; Isa 26:11). Hezekiah fulfilled the prophecy, smiting the Philistines unto Gaza (2Ki 18:8). Foretold also by Isa 14:29, 31.1:18-21 There shall be abundant Divine influences, and the gospel will spread speedily into the remotest corners of the earth. These events are predicted under significant emblems; there is a day coming, when every thing amiss shall be amended. The fountain of this plenty is in the house of God, whence the streams take rise. Christ is this Fountain; his sufferings, merit, and grace, cleanse, refresh, and make fruitful. Gospel grace, flowing from Christ, shall reach to the Gentile world, to the most remote regions, and make them abound in fruits of righteousness; and from the house of the Lord above, from his heavenly temple, flows all the good we daily taste, and hope to enjoy eternally.
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