New American Standard Bible
Therefore, they will now go into exile at the head of the exiles, And the sprawlers' banqueting will pass away.
King James Bible
Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore shall they now go captive, with the first that go captive, and the revelry of them that stretched themselves shall pass away.
World English Bible
Therefore they will now go captive with the first who go captive; and the feasting and lounging will end.
Young's Literal Translation
Therefore now they remove at the head of the captives, And turned aside is the mourning-feast of stretched-out ones.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Therefore now (that is, shortly) shall they go captive with the first (at the head) of those who go captive - They had sought eminence; they should have it. Jerome: "Ye who are first in riches, shall, the first, endure the yoke of captivity, as it is in Ezekiel, 'begin from My sanctuary' Ezekiel 9:6, that is, from the destruction of the Temple which is holy. For 'mighty men shall be mightily tormented' (Wisdom Ezekiel 6:6); and, 'to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more' Luke 12:48."
And the banquet - Probably, "the screech." The root, רדסח radsach, whose consonants contain most of those of our screech, signifies the loud sharp cry, which the mind cannot control, either in revelry or distress. Here it is probably, the drunken scream, or reckless cry of revelry, whose senseless shrillness is more piercing, in its way, than the scream of distress, of which Jeremiah Jer 16:5 uses it. For it is the scream of the death of the soul. Amos seems to have purposely joined together similar harsh sibilants or guttural sounds in order the more to express the harshness of that scream of luxurious self-indulgence. סרוּחים מרזח mı̂rezach seruchı̂ym, the screech of the outstretched." Of this he says, "it shall depart," and forever. "In that very day all his thoughts perish" Psalm 146:4. It shall "depart;" but by what should it be replaced to those to whom it was their god and their all? On earth, by siege, pestilence, death or captivity: after death, by hell to the unrepentant.
LibraryA Sermon for the Time Present
I am going to begin with the last verse of the text, and work my way upwards. The first; head is, a trying day for God's people. They are sorrowful because a cloud is upon their solemn assembly, and the reproach thereof is a burden. Secondly, we will note a glorious ground of consolation. We read in the seventeenth verse, "The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing." And, thirdly, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 33: 1887
1 Kings 20:16
They went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the temporary shelters with the thirty-two kings who helped him.
They drank the wine and praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone.
That same night Belshazzar the Chaldean king was slain.
"For thus Amos says, 'Jeroboam will die by the sword and Israel will certainly go from its land into exile.'"
"Therefore, thus says the LORD, 'Your wife will become a harlot in the city, your sons and your daughters will fall by the sword, your land will be parceled up by a measuring line and you yourself will die upon unclean soil. Moreover, Israel will certainly go from its land into exile.'"
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