as if a man fled from a lion
and a bear met him,
or he went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall,
and a snake bit him. Bible see other translations

“and a bear met him.” The prophecies of the Great Tribulation (the Day of the Lord) make it clear that life will be very dangerous and most people on earth will die. This prophecy of fleeing one problem only to encounter another is similar to Isaiah 24:18. The disasters in the Day of the Lord are described in many of the Old Testament prophetic books (see commentary on Isaiah 13:9).

Commentary for: Amos 5:19