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{Amos 1:5} I will break 7665 z8804 also the bar 1280 of Damascus, 1834 and cut off 3772 z8689 the inhabitant 3427 z8802 from the plain 1237 x4480 of Aven, 206 and him that holdeth 8551 z8802 the sceptre 7626 from the house y1004 of Eden: 1040 y5731 z8677 x4480 and the people 5971 of Syria 758 shall go into captivity 1540 z8804 unto Kir, 7024 saith 559 z8804 the LORD. 3068
"Thus¹ saithª° the LORD,ª your redeemer,ª° the Holy Oneª of Israel;ª For your sake¹ I have sentª° to Babylon,ª and have brought downª° all¹ their nobles,ª and the Chaldeans,ª whose cryª [is] in the ships.ª" {Isa 43:14} + "A swordª [is] upon¹ the liars;ª and they shall dote:ª° a swordª [is] upon¹ her mighty men;ª and they shall be dismayed.ª°" {Jer 50:36} + "The mighty menª of Babylonª have forbornª° to fight,ª° they have remainedª° in [their] holds:ª their mightª hath failed;ª° they became¹ as women:ª they have burnedª° her dwellingplaces;ª her barsª are broken.ª°" {Jer 51:30} + "Her gatesª are sunkª° into the ground;ª he hath destroyedª° and brokenª° her bars:ª her kingª and her princesª [are] among the Gentiles:ª the lawª [is] no¹ [more]; her prophetsª also¹ findª° no¹ visionª from the LORD.ª¹" {Lam 2:9} + "Behold,¹ thy peopleª in the midstª of thee [are] women:ª the gatesª of thy landª shall be set wide²° openª° unto thine enemies:ª° the fireª shall devourª° thy bars.ª" {Nah 3:13}
the plain of Aven:
or, Bikath-aven, Probably Heliopolis, now Baalbek, situated between Libanus and Antilibanus, 56 miles nw of Damascus, according to Antoninus, and celebrated for its temple of the sun.
the house of Eden:
or, Beth-eden, Probably the village of Eden, in Mount Lebanon, marks the site of this place. It is delightfully situated by the side of a most rich and cultivated valley, contains about 400 or 500 families, and is, according to modern authorities, about 20 miles se of Tripoli, and five miles from the cedars.
the people:
"[Are] ye¹ not¹ as childrenª of the Ethiopiansª unto me, O childrenª of Israel?ª saithª° the LORD.ª Have not¹ I brought upª°¹ Israelª out of the landª¹ of Egypt?ª and the Philistinesª from Caphtor,ª¹ and the Syriansª from Kir?ª¹" {Ams 9:7} + "And the kingª of Assyriaª hearkenedª° unto¹ him: for the kingª of Assyriaª went upª° against¹ Damascus,ª and tookª° it, and carried [the people of] it captiveª° to Kir,ª and slewª° Rezin.ª" {2Kg 16:9}

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