Amos 9:12
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New International Version
so that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations that bear my name," declares the LORD, who will do these things.

New Living Translation
And Israel will possess what is left of Edom and all the nations I have called to be mine." The LORD has spoken, and he will do these things.

English Standard Version
that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name,” declares the LORD who does this.

New American Standard Bible
That they may possess the remnant of Edom And all the nations who are called by My name," Declares the LORD who does this.

King James Bible
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations that are called by My name-- this is the LORD's declaration-- He will do this.

International Standard Version
so my people may inherit the remnant of Edom and all of the nations that bear my name," declares the LORD who is bringing this about.

NET Bible
As a result they will conquer those left in Edom and all the nations subject to my rule." The LORD, who is about to do this, is speaking!

New Heart English Bible
that the rest of mankind may seek after me, and all the nations who are called by my name," says the LORD who does this.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will capture the few survivors of Edom and all the other nations that were under my authority, declares the LORD, who will do these things.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, And all the nations, upon whom My name is called, Saith the LORD that doeth this.

New American Standard 1977
That they may possess the remnant of Edom
            And all the nations who are called by My name,”
            Declares the LORD who does this.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that those who are called by my name may possess the remnant of Edom and all the Gentiles, said the LORD that does this.

King James 2000 Bible
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the nations, who are called by my name, says the LORD that does this.

American King James Version
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, said the LORD that does this.

American Standard Version
that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations that are called by my name, saith Jehovah that doeth this.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all nations, because my name is invoked upon them: saith the Lord that doth these things.

Darby Bible Translation
that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations upon whom my name is called, saith Jehovah who doeth this.

English Revised Version
that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.

Webster's Bible Translation
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, who are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.

World English Bible
that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations who are called by my name," says Yahweh who does this.

Young's Literal Translation
So that they possess the remnant of Edom, And all the nations on whom My name is called, An affirmation of Jehovah -- doer of this.
Study Bible
The Restoration of Israel
11"In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, And wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins And rebuild it as in the days of old; 12That they may possess the remnant of Edom And all the nations who are called by My name," Declares the LORD who does this. 13"Behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "When the plowman will overtake the reaper And the treader of grapes him who sows seed; When the mountains will drip sweet wine And all the hills will be dissolved.…
Cross References
Acts 15:17
so that the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear My name, says the Lord who does these things

Acts 15:18
that have been known for ages.'

Numbers 24:18
"Edom shall be a possession, Seir, its enemies, also will be a possession, While Israel performs valiantly.

Isaiah 11:14
They will swoop down on the slopes of the Philistines on the west; Together they will plunder the sons of the east; They will possess Edom and Moab, And the sons of Ammon will be subject to them.

Isaiah 43:7
Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made."

Obadiah 1:19
Then those of the Negev will possess the mountain of Esau, And those of the Shephelah the Philistine plain; Also, possess the territory of Ephraim and the territory of Samaria, And Benjamin will possess Gilead.
Treasury of Scripture

That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, said the LORD that does this.

possess.

Isaiah 11:14 But they shall fly on the shoulders of the Philistines toward the …

Isaiah 14:1,2 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, …

Joel 3:8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the …

Obadiah 1:18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a …

Edom.

Genesis 27:29,37 Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you: be lord over your …

Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near: there …

Psalm 60:8 Moab is my wash pot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, …

Malachi 1:4 Whereas Edom said, We are impoverished, but we will return and build …

which are called by my name. Heb. upon whom my name is called.

Isaiah 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him …

Isaiah 63:19 We are yours: you never bore rule over them; they were not called by your name.

Isaiah 65:1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that …

Jeremiah 14:9 Why should you be as a man astonished, as a mighty man that cannot …

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me …

Daniel 9:18,19 O my God, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold …

Verse 12. - That they (the true children of Israel) may possess the remnant of Edom; i.e. those who were nearest in blood, and yet most hostile of all men. David had subdued the Edomites (2 Samuel 8:14; 1 Kings 11:16), and Amaziah had inflicted a great slaughter upon them (2 Kings 14:7); but later they recovered their independence (2 Kings 16:6, where "Edomites" should be read for "Syrians;" 2 Chronicles 28:17), and were actively hostile against the Jews. It was on this account that they were emphatically denounced by Obadiah. "The remnant" is mentioned because, according to the threat in Amos 1:11, 12, they would be punished so that only a few would escape. The Septuagint gives ,Ὅπως ἐκζητήσωσιν οἱ κατάλοιποι τὼν ἀνθρώπων, [τὸν κύριον, Alexandrian], "That the remnant of men may earnestly seek the Lord," regarding Edom as a representative of aliens from God, and altering the text to make the sense more generally intelligible, This version, which reads "Adam," men, instead of "Edom," is endorsed by St. James. Which are called by my Name; "over whom my Name hath been called" (Septuagint). This is closer to the Hebrew; but the meaning is much the same, viz. all those who are dedicated to God and belong to him being by faith incorporated into the true Israel. (For the phrase, comp. 2 Samuel 12:28; Isaiah 4:1; and to illustrate the idea, refer to Deuteronomy 28:10; Isaiah 44:5; Psalm 87:5, 6.) The Messianic kingdom shall be established in order that salvation may be extended to all hastens who embrace it. Saith the Lord; is the saying of Jehovah. This is added to show the immutability of the promise. The covenant God himself hath predicted it. That they may possess the remnant or Edom, and of all the Heathen, which are called by my name,.... Or that these may be possessed; that is, by David or Christ, who shall have the Heathen given him for his inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession, Psalm 2:8; when the remnant, according to the election of grace, in those nations that have been the greatest enemies to Christ and his Gospel, signified by Edom, shall be converted, and call upon the name of the Lord, and worship him; and be called by his name, Christians, and so become his inheritance and possession. The Targum understands, by the Heathen or people, all the people of the house of Israel; and Kimchi, Aben Ezra, and Ben Melech, think the words are to be inverted, thus,

"that all the people on whom my name is called, nay possess the remnant of Edom;''

and the forager says, that all the Edomites shall be destroyed in the days of the Messiah, but Israel shall inherit their land; and Aben Ezra says, that if this prophecy is interpreted of the Messiah, the matter is clear; as it is in the sense we have given, and as the apostle explains it; See Gill on Acts 15:17. Some render the words, "that the remnant of Edom, and of all the Heathen, that are" (that is, shall be) "called by my name, may possess me the Lord" (x). The truth and certainty of its performance is expressed in the following clause,

saith the Lord, that doeth this: whose word is true, whose power is great, whose grace is efficacious, to accomplish all that is here promised and foretold.

(x) "Ut possideant reliquiae Edom", De Dieu. See Bishop Chandler's Defence of Christianity, p. 172. 12. That they may possess … remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen—"Edom," the bitter foe, though the brother, of Israel; therefore to be punished (Am 1:11, 12), Israel shall be lord of the "remnant" of Edom left after the punishment of the latter. James quotes it, "That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles," etc. For "all the heathen" nations stand on the same footing as Edom: Edom is the representative of them all. The residue or remnant in both cases expresses those left after great antecedent calamities (Ro 9:27; Zec 14:16). Here the conversion of "all nations" (of which the earnest was given in James's time) is represented as only to be realized on the re-establishment of the theocracy under Messiah, the Heir of the throne of David (Am 9:11). The possession of the heathen nations by Israel is to be spiritual, the latter being the ministers to the former for their conversion to Messiah, King of the Jews; just as the first conversions of pagans were through the ministry of the apostles, who were Jews. Compare Isa 54:3, "thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles" (compare Isa 49:8; Ro 4:13). A remnant of Edom became Jews under John Hyrcanus, and the rest amalgamated with the Arabians, who became Christians subsequently.

which are called by my name—that is, who belong to Me, whom I claim as Mine (Ps 2:8); in the purposes of electing grace, God terms them already called by His name. Compare the title, "the children," applied by anticipation, Heb 2:14. Hence as an act of sovereign grace, fulfilling His promise, it is spoken of God. Proclaim His title as sovereign, "the Lord that doeth this" ("all these things," Ac 15:17, namely, all these and such like acts of sovereign love).9:11-15 Christ died to gather together the children of God that were scattered abroad, here said to be those who were called by his name. The Lord saith this, who doeth this, who can do it, who has determined to do it, the power of whose grace is engaged for doing it. Verses 13-15 may refer to the early times of Christianity, but will receive a more glorious fulfilment in the events which all the prophets more or less foretold, and may be understood of the happy state when the fulness both of the Jews and the Gentiles come into the church. Let us continue earnest in prayer for the fulfilment of these prophecies, in the peace, purity, and the beauty of the church. God marvellously preserves his elect amidst the most fearful confusions and miseries. When all seems desperate, he wonderfully revives his church, and blesses her with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. And great shall be the glory of that period, in which not one good thing promised shall remain unfulfilled.
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