This is Daniel Whyte III with The Scripture & The Sense Podcast #411, where I read the Word of God and give the sense of it based on an authoritative commentary source such as the Bible Knowledge Commentary. This podcast is based upon Nehemiah 8:8 where it says Ezra and the Levites “read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” The aim of this podcast is that through the simple reading of the Word of God and the giving of the sense of it, the church would be revived and the world would be awakened.
Today we are reading Amos 1:9.
9 Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant:
That was Amos 1:9. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
The sin of Tyre, Phoenicia’s leading city, was even more callous than Gaza’s. Not only did she sell whole communities of captives to Edom, but she did so in violation of a treaty of brotherhood, a protective covenant between two partners. If Israel was the injured partner, the reference is probably to the pact between Solomon and Hiram or perhaps to the later relations established through the marriage of Ahab and Jezebel.
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