Amos 2:9
New International Version
"Yet I destroyed the Amorites before them, though they were tall as the cedars and strong as the oaks. I destroyed their fruit above and their roots below.

New Living Translation
"But as my people watched, I destroyed the Amorites, though they were as tall as cedars and as strong as oaks. I destroyed the fruit on their branches and dug out their roots.

English Standard Version
“Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars and who was as strong as the oaks; I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.

Berean Study Bible
Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, though his height was like that of the cedars, and he was as strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit above and his roots below.

New American Standard Bible
"Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, Though his height was like the height of cedars And he was strong as the oaks; I even destroyed his fruit above and his root below.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Yet I destroyed the Amorite as Israel advanced; his height was like the cedars, and he was as sturdy as the oaks; I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.

Contemporary English Version
Israel, the Amorites were there when you entered Canaan. They were tall as cedars and strong as oaks. But I wiped them out--I destroyed their branches and their roots.

Good News Translation
"And yet, my people, it was for your sake that I totally destroyed the Amorites, who were as tall as cedar trees and as strong as oaks.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet I destroyed the Amorite as Israel advanced; his height was like the cedars, and he was as sturdy as the oaks; I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.

International Standard Version
Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorites in front of them, though their height seemed like a cedar, though their strength seemed like an oak, but whose fruit I destroyed from above and the roots from beneath.

NET Bible
For Israel's sake I destroyed the Amorites. They were as tall as cedars and as strong as oaks, but I destroyed the fruit on their branches and their roots in the ground.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I destroyed the Amorites in front of them, although the Amorites were as tall as cedars and as strong as oaks. I destroyed their fruit above the ground and their roots below it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, Whose height was like the height of the cedars, And he was strong as the oaks; Yet I destroyed his fruit from above, And his roots from beneath.

New American Standard 1977
“Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, Though his height was like the height of cedars And he was strong as the oaks; I even destroyed his fruit above and his root below.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet I destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as an oak; yet I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet I cast out the Amorrhite before their face: whose height was like the height of cedars, and who was strong as an oak: and I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots beneath.

Darby Bible Translation
But I destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was as the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; but I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet I destroyed the Amorite before them, whose hight was like the hight of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.

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

Young's Literal Translation
And I -- I have destroyed the Amorite from before them, Whose height is as the height of cedars, And strong he is as the oaks, And I destroy his fruit from above, And his roots from beneath.
Study Bible
Judgment on Moab, Judah, and Israel
8They lie down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge, and in the house of their God, they drink the wine of the sanctioned. 9Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, though his height was like that of the cedars, and he was as strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit above and his roots below. 10And I brought you up from the land of Egypt and led you forty years in the wilderness, that you might take possession of the land of the Amorite.…
Cross References
Numbers 13:32
So they gave the Israelites a bad report about the land they had spied out: "The land we explored devours its inhabitants, and all the people we saw there are great in stature.

Numbers 21:23
But Sihon would not let Israel pass through his territory. Instead, he gathered his whole army and went out to confront Israel in the wilderness. When he came to Jahaz, he fought against Israel.

Numbers 21:24
And Israel put him to the sword and took possession of his land, from the Arnon to the Jabbok--but only up to the border of the Ammonites, because it was fortified.

Joshua 10:12
On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua spoke to the LORD in the presence of Israel: "O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon."

Job 18:16
The roots beneath him dry up, and the branches above him wither away.

Isaiah 10:33
Behold, the Lord GOD of Hosts will lop off the branches with terrifying power. The tall trees will be cut down, the lofty ones will be felled.

Ezekiel 17:9
So you are to tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Will it flourish? Will it not be uprooted and stripped of its fruit so that it shrivels? All its foliage will wither! It will not take a strong arm or many people to pull it up by its roots.

Malachi 4:1
"For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble; the day is coming when I will set them ablaze," says the LORD of Hosts. "Not a root or branch will be left to them."

Treasury of Scripture

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

I the.

Genesis 15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come here again: for the …

Exodus 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, …

Exodus 34:11 Observe you that which I command you this day: behold, I drive out …

Numbers 21:24 And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his …

Deuteronomy 2:24-33 Rise you up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, …

Joshua 3:10 And Joshua said, Hereby you shall know that the living God is among you…

Joshua 24:8-12 And I brought you into the land of the Amorites, which dwelled on …

Judges 11:21-23 And the LORD God of Israel delivered Sihon and all his people into …

Nehemiah 9:22-24 Moreover you gave them kingdoms and nations, and did divide them …

Psalm 135:10-12 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings…

Psalm 136:17-22 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endures for ever…

whose.

Numbers 13:28,29,32,33 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the …

Deuteronomy 1:28 Where shall we go up? our brothers have discouraged our heart, saying, …

Deuteronomy 2:10,11 The Emims dwelled therein in times past, a people great, and many, …

Deuteronomy 3:11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold …

Deuteronomy 9:1-3 Hear, O Israel: You are to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to …

I destroyed.

Joshua 11:21,22 And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakims from the mountains, …

2 Samuel 23:16-22 And the three mighty men broke through the host of the Philistines, …

Job 18:16 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

Isaiah 5:24 Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes …

Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the …







Lexicon
Yet [it was] I
וְאָ֨נֹכִ֜י (wə·’ā·nō·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

who destroyed
הִשְׁמַ֤דְתִּי (hiš·maḏ·tî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8045: To be exterminated or destroyed

the Amorite
הָֽאֱמֹרִי֙ (hā·’ĕ·mō·rî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 567: Amorites -- perhaps 'mountain dwellers', a Canaanite tribe

before them,
מִפְּנֵיהֶ֔ם (mip·pə·nê·hem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

though
אֲשֶׁ֨ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

his height
כְּגֹ֤בַהּ (kə·ḡō·ḇah)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1363: Elation, grandeur, arrogance

was like that of
גָּבְה֔וֹ (gā·ḇə·hōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1363: Elation, grandeur, arrogance

the cedars,
אֲרָזִים֙ (’ă·rā·zîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 730: A cedar tree

and he was
ה֖וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

as strong
וְחָסֹ֥ן (wə·ḥā·sōn)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2634: Powerful

as the oaks;
כָּֽאַלּוֹנִ֑ים (kā·’al·lō·w·nîm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 437: An oak, other strong tree

yet I destroyed
וָאַשְׁמִ֤יד (wā·’aš·mîḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8045: To be exterminated or destroyed

his fruit
פִּרְיוֹ֙ (pir·yōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6529: Fruit

above
מִמַּ֔עַל (mim·ma·‘al)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

and his roots
וְשָׁרָשָׁ֖יו (wə·šā·rā·šāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8328: A root

below.
מִתָּֽחַת׃ (mit·tā·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-m
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of
(9) Destroyed I.--Emphasis belongs to the pronoun "I." The Amorites proper occupied the S.W. coast of the Dead Sea. Their formidable stature and power were attributed occasionally to all the inhabitants of the land. (Joshua 24:18; Judges 6:10.) They were absorbed before the time of Amos.

Verse 9. - God complains of Israel's ingratitude for the favour which he had shown them. And yet I. The personal pronoun has a prominent position, and is continually repeated, to contrast God's faithfulness and the people's unthankfulness. The Amorite (Joshua 24:8, 18). The representative of the seven nations of Canaan who were dispossessed by the Israelites (Genesis 15:16; Exodus 23:27; Exodus 34:11). The hyperbolical description of this people is taken from Numbers 13:32, etc.; Deuteronomy 1:28. Thus is shown Israel's inability to cope with such an enemy, and their entire dependence on the help of the Lord. Fruit... roots. Keil explains that the posterity of a nation is regarded as its fruit, and the kernel of the nation out of which it springs as the root, comparing Job 18:16; Ezekiel 17:9; Hosea 9:16. The expression is equivalent to our "root and branch" (Malachi 4:1). 2:9-16 We need often to be reminded of the mercies we have received; which add much to the evil of the sins we have committed. They had helps for their souls, which taught them how to make good use of their earthly enjoyments, and were therefore more valuable. Faithful ministers are great blessings to any people; but it is God that raises them up to be so. Sinners' own consciences will witness that he has not been wanting to them in the means of grace. They did what they could to lead believers aside. Satan and his agents are busy to corrupt the minds of young people who look heavenward; they overcome many by drawing them to the love of mirth and pleasure, and into drinking company. Multitudes of young men who bade fair as professors of religion, have erred through strong drink, and have been undone for ever. The Lord complains of sin, especially the sins of his professing people, as a burden to him. And though his long-suffering be tired, his power is not, and so the sinner will find to his cost. When men reject God's word, adding obstinacy to sin, and this becomes the general character of a people, they will be given up to misery, notwithstanding all their boasted power and resources. May we then humble ourselves before the Lord, for all our ingratitude and unfaithfulness.
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