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Amos 3:7

    Amos 3:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Surely the Lord Jehovah will do nothing, except he reveal his secret unto his servants the prophets.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Certainly the Lord will do nothing without making clear his secret to his servants, the prophets.

    Webster's Revision

    Surely the Lord Jehovah will do nothing, except he reveal his secret unto his servants the prophets.

    World English Bible

    Surely the Lord Yahweh will do nothing, unless he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

    Clarke's Commentary on Amos 3:7

    Surely the Lord God will do nothing - In reference to the punishment, correction, or blessing of his people: -

    But he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets - They are in strict correspondence with him, and he shows them things to come. Such secrets of God are revealed to them, that they may inform the people; that, by repentance and conversion, they may avoid the evil, and, by walking closely with God, secure the continuance of his favor.

    Barnes' Notes on Amos 3:7

    Surely the Lord God will do - For the Lord God "doeth"

    Nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets - So our Lord saith, "And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe" (John 14:29; compare John 13:19). While it is yet a "secret" counsel within Himself, He admitteth to it His servants the prophets. The same word signifies "secret" and "secret counsel with a friend." So , "God revealed to Noah that tie would bring the deluge, and to Abraham and Lot, that He would destroy the cities of the plain, and to Joseph the 7 years' famine in Egypt, and to Moses its plagues, and to Moses and Joshua all the chastisements of His people, and to Jonah the destruction of Nineveh, that they who heard of the coming punishment, might eithcr avoid it by repentance, or, if they should despise it, might be more justly punished. And so now the Lord is about to reveal through Amos, His servant and prophet, what He willeth to do to the 10 tribes, that forsaking their idols and turning to Him, they might be freed from the impending peril; which is of the great mercy of God. He foretelleth evil to come, that He may not be compelled to inflict it. For He who forewarneth, willeth not to punish sinners."

    Lap.: "So He inflicted not on Egypt any plagues by the hand of Moses, but He first forewarned Pharaoh and the Egyptians by him; nor the sufferings by the Ammonites, Midianites and Philistines, related in the Book of Judges, but He foremonished Israel by Joshua Jos 23:12-16; Joshua 24:19-20; nor did He inflict on the Jews that destruction by Titus and the Romans, but He foremonished them by Christ Luke 19:42-44 and the Apostles. So neither will He bring that last destruction on the world, without having first sent the prophets and Angels, who, sounding with the seven trumpets, shall proclaim it throughout the world" Revelation 8:2.

    Wesley's Notes on Amos 3:7

    3:7 Will do nothing - Usually the Lord doth no great thing for or against his people, without giving warning of it before it comes.
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