Amos 9:2
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New International Version
Though they dig down to the depths below, from there my hand will take them. Though they climb up to the heavens above, from there I will bring them down.

King James Bible
Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:

Darby Bible Translation
Though they dig into Sheol, thence shall my hand take them; and though they climb up to the heavens, thence will I bring them down;

World English Bible
Though they dig into Sheol, there my hand will take them; and though they climb up to heaven, there I will bring them down.

Young's Literal Translation
If they dig through into sheol, From thence doth My hand take them, And if they go up the heavens, From thence I cause them to come down.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Though they dig into hell - Though they should get into the deepest caverns; though they climb up to heaven - get to the most inaccessible heights; I will drag them up from the one, and pull them down from the other.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Though. All these energetic expressions were intended to shew the utter impossibility of escape.

dig.

Job 26:6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction has no covering.

Psalm 139:7-10 Where shall I go from your spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence...

Isaiah 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty...

climb.

Job 20:6 Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds;

Isaiah 14:13-16 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God...

Jeremiah 49:16 Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock...

Jeremiah 51:53 Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength...

Ezekiel 28:13-16 You have been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl...

Obadiah 1:4 Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, there will I bring you down, said the LORD.

Luke 10:18 And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Library
A Revival Sermon
But, my dear friends, while this promise will doubtless be carried out, and every word of it shall be verified, so that the hill-tops of that country shall again bear the vine, and the land shall flow with wine, yet, I take it, this is more fully a spiritual than a temporal promise; and I think that the beginning of its fulfilment is now to be discerned, and we shall see the Lord's good hand upon us, so that is ploughman shall overtake the reaper, the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all he hills
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860

The Twelve Minor Prophets.
1. By the Jewish arrangement, which places together the twelve minor prophets in a single volume, the chronological order of the prophets as a whole is broken up. The three greater prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, stand in the true order of time. Daniel began to prophesy before Ezekiel, but continued, many years after him. The Jewish arrangement of the twelve minor prophets is in a sense chronological; that is, they put the earlier prophets at the beginning, and the later at the end of the
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible

The Assyrian Captivity
The closing years of the ill-fated kingdom of Israel were marked with violence and bloodshed such as had never been witnessed even in the worst periods of strife and unrest under the house of Ahab. For two centuries and more the rulers of the ten tribes had been sowing the wind; now they were reaping the whirlwind. King after king was assassinated to make way for others ambitious to rule. "They have set up kings," the Lord declared of these godless usurpers, "but not by Me: they have made princes,
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Baptism
Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them,' &c. Matt 28: 19. I. The way whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemptions, is, in the use of the sacraments. What are the sacraments in general? They are visible signs of invisible grace. Is not the word of God sufficient to salvation? What need then is there of sacraments? We must not be wise above what is written. It is God's will that his church
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Job 34:22
There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.

Psalm 139:8
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

Jeremiah 49:16
The terror you inspire and the pride of your heart have deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks, who occupy the heights of the hill. Though you build your nest as high as the eagle's, from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 51:53
Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 26:20
then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of long ago. I will make you dwell in the earth below, as in ancient ruins, with those who go down to the pit, and you will not return or take your place in the land of the living.

Ezekiel 31:14
Therefore no other trees by the waters are ever to tower proudly on high, lifting their tops above the thick foliage. No other trees so well-watered are ever to reach such a height; they are all destined for death, for the earth below, among mortals who go down to the realm of the dead.

Obadiah 1:4
Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.

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