Jeremiah 25:30

Hebrew Bible

29 For take note, I am already beginning to bring disaster on the city that I call my own. So how can you possibly avoid being punished? You will not go unpunished. For I am proclaiming war against all who live on the earth. I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, affirm it!’ 30 “Then, Jeremiah, make the following prophecy against them: ‘Like a lion about to attack, the Lord will roar from the heights of heaven; from his holy dwelling on high he will roar loudly. He will roar mightily against his land. He will shout in triumph, like those stomping juice from the grapes, against all those who live on the earth. 31 The sounds of battle will resound to the ends of the earth. For the Lord will bring charges against the nations. He will pass judgment on all humankind and will hand the wicked over to be killed in war.’ The Lord so affirms it!

Amos 1:2

Hebrew Bible

1 The following is a record of what Amos prophesied. He was one of the herdsmen from Tekoa. These prophecies about Israel were revealed to him during the time of King Uzziah of Judah and King Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel, two years before the earthquake. 2 Amos said: “The Lord comes roaring out of Zion; from Jerusalem he comes bellowing! The shepherds’ pastures wilt; the summit of Carmel withers.” 3 This is what the Lord says: “Because Damascus has committed three crimes—make that four!—I will not revoke my decree of judgment. They ripped through Gilead like threshing sledges with iron teeth.

 Notes and References

"... The main topic of verse 2 is the manifestation of YHWH’s awe-inspiring power and glory and “the resultant catastrophic effects upon the cosmos and nature”. In terms of intertextuality, this utterance belongs to a web of theophany depictions (see Psalms 29:3–9; 50:2–4; Jeremiah 25:30; Joel 4:16). It is important to note that, in the case of Amos 1:2, the dramatic demonstrations of divine power are said to emanate from Zion, the temple mount in Jerusalem. A location situated within the borders of Israel, Mount Carmel, is also mentioned, but as a target of divine destructiveness (verse 2). Thus, the motto verse confirms and reinforces the Judah-oriented perspective of this prophetic book ..."

Eidevall, Göran Amos: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (p. 97) Yale University Press, 2017

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