Amos 6:13
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New International Version
you who rejoice in the conquest of Lo Debar and say, "Did we not take Karnaim by our own strength?"

King James Bible
Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?

Darby Bible Translation
ye that rejoice in a thing of nought, that say, have We not taken to us power by our own strength?

World English Bible
you who rejoice in a thing of nothing, who say, 'Haven't we taken for ourselves horns by our own strength?'

Young's Literal Translation
O ye who are rejoicing at nothing, Who are saying, 'Have we not by our strength taken to ourselves horns?'

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That is, in your fancied strength, which is none at all, a mere nonentity.

"For I am God, (ולא איש velo ish), and no-man;

The Holy One in the midst of thee, yet do not frequent cities."

Amos 6:13Ye which rejoice in a thing of naught - In your idols: for an idol is nothing in the world.

Have we not taken to us horns - We have arrived to power and dignity by our strength. Horns were the symbols of power and authority. So Horace: -

Vina parant animos: tum pauper cornua sumet.

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which.

Exodus 32:18,19 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome...

Judges 9:19,20,27 If you then have dealt truly and sincerely with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice you in Abimelech...

Judges 16:23-25 Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice...

1 Samuel 4:5 And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again.

Job 31:25,29 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much...

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart...

Isaiah 8:6 For as much as this people refuses the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;

Jeremiah 9:23 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might...

Jeremiah 50:11 Because you were glad, because you rejoiced, O you destroyers of my heritage, because you are grown fat as the heifer at grass...

Jonah 4:6 And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head...

Habakkuk 1:15,16 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag...

Zephaniah 3:11 In that day shall you not be ashamed for all your doings, wherein you have transgressed against me...

Luke 12:19,20 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry...

John 16:20 Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be sorrowful...

James 4:16 But now you rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

Revelation 11:10 And they that dwell on the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another...

Have.

2 Kings 13:25 And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael the cities...

2 Kings 14:12-14,25 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents...

2 Chronicles 28:6-8 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men...

Isaiah 7:1,4 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria...

Isaiah 17:3,4 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria...

Isaiah 28:14,15 Why hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem...

Daniel 4:30 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power...

Library
The Carcass and the Eagles
'Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came! 2. Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border? 3. Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near; 4. That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Whether it is Proper to Christ to be Head of the Church?
Objection 1: It seems that it is not proper to Christ to be Head of the Church. For it is written (1 Kings 15:17): "When thou wast a little one in thy own eyes, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel?" Now there is but one Church in the New and the Old Testament. Therefore it seems that with equal reason any other man than Christ might be head of the Church. Objection 2: Further, Christ is called Head of the Church from His bestowing grace on the Church's members. But it belongs to others
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Luke 12:19
And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry."'

Luke 12:20
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'

Job 8:14
What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spider's web.

Job 8:15
They lean on the web, but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold.

Psalm 2:2
The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,

Psalm 75:4
To the arrogant I say, 'Boast no more,' and to the wicked, 'Do not lift up your horns.

Psalm 75:5
Do not lift your horns against heaven; do not speak so defiantly.'"

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