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Amos 4:8

    Amos 4:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So two or three cities wandered to one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have you not returned to me, said the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So two or three cities wandered unto one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So two or three towns went wandering to one town looking for water, and did not get enough: and still you have not come back to me, says the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    So two or three cities wandered unto one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    So two or three cities staggered to one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet you haven't returned to me," says Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So two or three cities wandered unto one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

    Barnes' Notes on Amos 4:8

    Two or three cities wandered into one city - Those then who were punished, were more than those who were reprieved. The word "wandered" literally, "trembled," expresses the unsteady reeling gate of those exhausted, in quest of food . They staggered through weakness, and uncertain, amid the general drought, whither to betake themselves. This was done, not in punishment but to heal. God paused, in order to give them opportunity to repent; in deed, His long-suffering only showed to themselves and to others, that they would not; "and ye returned not not Me; saith the Lord."

    Wesley's Notes on Amos 4:8

    4:8 Not satisfied - Either that had not enough for them, or durst not part with it.
    Book: Amos