(The first form being dual of H8145
; the second form being feminine); two
; also (as ordinal) twofold
A primitive root (compare H1980
); to walk
(literally or figuratively); causatively to carry
(in various senses).
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
Akin to H3212
; a primitive root; to walk
(in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
; properly a unit
, that is, (adverbially) unitedly
Constructive feminine of H1086
(equivalent to H1097
); properly a failure of
, that is, (used only as a negative particle, usually with prepositional prefix) not
, because not
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!
; interrogitive, whether?
; or conditional, if
; also Oh that!
; hence as a negative, not
they be agreed?
A primitive root; to fix
upon (by agreement or appointment); by implication to meet
(at a stated time), to summon
(to trial), to direct
(in a certain quarter or position), to engage
Stem - Niphal (See H8833
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 1429
_ _ Here follow several questions of a parable-like kind, to awaken conviction in the people.
_ _ Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Can God’s prophets be so unanimous in prophesying against you, if God’s Spirit were not joined with them, or if their prophecies were false? The Israelites were “at ease,” not believing that God was with the prophets in their denunciations of coming ruin to the nation (Amos 6:1, Amos 6:3; compare 1 Kings 22:18, 1 Kings 22:24, 1 Kings 22:27; Jeremiah 43:2). This accords with Amos 3:7, Amos 3:8. So “I will be with thy mouth” (Exodus 4:12; Jeremiah 1:8; Matthew 10:20). If the prophets and God were not agreed, the former could not predict the future as they do. In Amos 2:12 He had said, the Israelites forbade the prophets prophesying; therefore, in Amos 3:3, Amos 3:8, He asserts the agreement between the prophets and God who spake by them against Israel [Rosenmuller]. Rather, “I once walked with you” (Leviticus 26:12) as a Father and Husband (Isaiah 54:5; Jeremiah 3:14); but now your way and Mine are utterly diverse; there can therefore be no fellowship between us such as there was (Amos 3:2); I will walk with you only to “punish you”; as a “lion” walks with his “prey” (Amos 3:4), as a bird-catcher with a bird [Tarnovius]. The prophets, and all servants of God, can have no fellowship with the ungodly (Psalms 119:63; 2 Corinthians 6:16, 2 Corinthians 6:17; Ephesians 5:11; James 4:4).
Agreed Can you have God's presence while you walk so contrary to him?
Can two walk together, except they be (b) agreed?
(b) By this the Prophet signifies that he speaks not of himself, but as God guides and moves him, which is called the agreement between God and his Prophets.
And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
Genesis 6:9 These
] the generations of Noah: Noah was a just
in his generations, [and] Noah
walked with God.
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am
] the Almighty
before me, and be thou perfect
2 Corinthians 6:14
Be ye not unequally
yoked together with unbelievers: for
what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what
communion hath light with darkness? ... And what
agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are
the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell
in them, and walk in [them
]; and I will be
their God, and they shall be my people.
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