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" Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him ; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit... "
Life and Works: A Collection of Pamphlets - Page 124
de Joanna Southcott - 1813
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Pleasant Sundays with my children; or, Here a little and there a little, by ...

1863
...Amos, speaking of the suddenness and terror of the judgment-day to the wicked, says, — " As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him ; or went...leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him." (Amos v. 19.) The apostle James speaks of the taming of serpents, as well as beasts and birds (see...
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The Testimony of the Heathen to the Truths of Holy Writ: A Commentary on the ...

Thomas Street Millington - 1863 - 648 pages
...luctu, c. 12. See notes on Exod. xi. 6 ; Ecclcs. xii. 5. ; Jer. ix. 17 ; Ezek. viii. 14. 19. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went...leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. Hence the proverb— " Incidit in Scyllam qui vult vitare Charybdin." 21. I hate, I despise your feast...
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The Biblical treasury, Volume 7

...HOUSES. Amos v. 19. — "AS IF A MAN BID FLEE FROM A LION, AND A BEAU MET HIM : OR WENT. INTO THF. HOUSE, AND LEANED HIS HAND ON THE WALL, AND A SERPENT BIT HIM." 1483. Serpents in Eastern Houses. — Serpents sometimes conceal themselves in the holes and chinks...
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The Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 21

1864
...common serpent, is referred to. In the last it is associated with the lion and the bear: "If a man did flee from a lion and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his head on the wall, and a serpent bit him." The passage in Genesis introduces us both to the true reptile,...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1865
...of the whirlwind ; or rather, to express it in the Prophet's words, it will be to him 'as if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him, or went...leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him ;'* the end, we fear, of many a wearied spirit, which for very hopeless weariness stays in the disappointing...
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Curiosities of Natural History

Francis Trevelyan Buckland - 1865 - 362 pages
...domicile. We find a passage in the prophet Amos that distinctly alludes to this fact : — ' As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him ; or went...leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.' Amos v. 19. It is nearly certain that this is the snake which the ancients described under the name...
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Selections from the Old and New Testaments, by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1865
...of the Lord! to what end is it for you ? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went...leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. Shall not the .day of the Lord be darkness, and not light ? even very dark, and no brightness in it?...
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Bible sketches and their teachings

Samuel Gosnell Green - 1865
...brightens into morning. When he wants to speak of sudden and unexpected danger, it is "as if a man did flee from a lion and a bear met him, or went into...leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him." Or, if he describes labour in vain, it is by the picture of horses running upon a rock and oxen trying...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 118

1865
...of the whirlwind ; or rather, to express it in the Prophet's words, it will be to him 'as if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him, or went into the house and leaned bis hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him;'* the end, we fear, of many a wearied spirit, which for...
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A cyclopædia of biblical geography, biography, natural history ..., Volume 1

John Parker Lawson - 1866
...and the prophet Amos thus describes a man who, shunning one danger, falls into another: "As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him, or went...leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him," Amos v. 19. It is figuratively said that in the future times of peace " the cow and the bear shall...
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