Amos 5:13
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New International Version
Therefore the prudent keep quiet in such times, for the times are evil.

King James Bible
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in this time; for it is an evil time.

World English Bible
Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore is the wise at that time silent, For an evil time it is.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The prudent shall keep silence - A wise man will consider that it is useless to complain. He can have no justice without bribes; and he has no money to give: consequently, in such an evil time, it is best to keep silence.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the prudent.

Amos 6:10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burns him, to bring out the bones out of the house...

Ecclesiastes 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Isaiah 36:21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

Hosea 4:4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for your people are as they that strive with the priest.

Micah 7:5-7 Trust you not in a friend, put you not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of your mouth from her that lies in your bosom...

Matthew 27:12-14 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing...

an evil.

Ecclesiastes 9:12 For man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare...

Isaiah 37:3 And they said to him, Thus said Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy...

Micah 2:3 Therefore thus said the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which you shall not remove your necks...

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself...

Zephaniah 2:2,3 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come on you...

Ephesians 5:15,16 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise...

Ephesians 6:13 Why take to you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

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April 15 Morning
Their Redeemer is strong.--JER. 50:34. I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins.--I have laid help upon one that is mighty.--The Lord. . . thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.--Mighty to save.--Able to keep you from falling.--Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.--He is able . . . to save them
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Whether, by Penance, Man is Restored to his Former Dignity?
Objection 1: It would seem that man is not restored by Penance to his former dignity: because a gloss on Amos 5:2, "The virgin of Israel is cast down," observes: "It is not said that she cannot rise up, but that the virgin of Israel shall not rise; because the sheep that has once strayed, although the shepherd bring it back on his shoulder, has not the same glory as if it had never strayed." Therefore man does not, through Penance, recover his former dignity. Objection 2: Further, Jerome says: "Whoever
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Journey to Jerusalem. Ten Lepers. Concerning the Kingdom.
(Borders of Samaria and Galilee.) ^C Luke XVII. 11-37. ^c 11 And it came to pass, as they were on their way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee. [If our chronology is correct, Jesus passed northward from Ephraim about forty miles, crossing Samaria (here mentioned first), and coming to the border of Galilee. He then turned eastward along that border down the wady Bethshean which separates the two provinces, and crossed the Jordan into Peræa, where we soon
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

The Prophecy of Obadiah.
We need not enter into details regarding the question as to the time when the prophet wrote. By a thorough argumentation, Caspari has proved, that he occupies his right position in the Canon, and hence belongs to the earliest age of written prophecy, i.e., to the time of Jeroboam II. and Uzziah. As bearing conclusively against those who would assign to him a far later date, viz., the time of the exile, there is not only the indirect testimony borne by the place which this prophecy occupies in
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Ecclesiastes 3:7
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,

Hosea 4:4
"But let no one bring a charge, let no one accuse another, for your people are like those who bring charges against a priest.

Amos 6:10
And if the relative who comes to carry the bodies out of the house to burn them asks anyone who might be hiding there, "Is anyone else with you?" and he says, "No," then he will go on to say, "Hush! We must not mention the name of the LORD."

Micah 2:3
Therefore, the LORD says: "I am planning disaster against this people, from which you cannot save yourselves. You will no longer walk proudly, for it will be a time of calamity.

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