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Amos 3:13

    Amos 3:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Hear you, and testify in the house of Jacob, said the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Hear ye, and testify against the house of Jacob, saith the Lord Jehovah, the God of hosts.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give ear now, and give witness against the family of Jacob, says the Lord God, the God of armies;

    Webster's Revision

    Hear ye, and testify against the house of Jacob, saith the Lord Jehovah, the God of hosts.

    World English Bible

    "Listen, and testify against the house of Jacob," says the Lord Yahweh, the God of Armies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Hear ye, and testify against the house of Jacob, saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts.

    Clarke's Commentary on Amos 3:13

    Hear ye - This is an address to the prophet.

    Barnes' Notes on Amos 3:13

    Hear ye and testify ye in - (Rather unto or against ) the house of Israel; first "hear" yourselves, then "testify," that is, solemnly "protest," in the Name of God; and "bear witness unto" and "against" them, so that the solemn words may sink into them. It is of little avail to "testfy," unless we first "hear;" nor can man "bear witness" to what he doth not know; nor will words make an "impression," that is, leave a trace of themselves, be stamped in or on people's souls, unless the soul which utters them have first hearkened unto them.

    Saith the Lord God of hosts - "So thundereth, as it were, the authority of the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of the shepherd. Foretelling and protesting the destruction of the altar of Bethel, he sets his God against the god whom Israel had chosen as theirs and worshiped there, "the Lord God of hosts," against "the similitude of a calf that eateth hay" Psalm 106:20. Not I, a shepherd, but so speaketh my God against your god."

    Wesley's Notes on Amos 3:13

    3:13 Hear ye - Prophets. The God of hosts - Who is Lord of all, and hath all power in his hand.