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Amos 5:2

    Amos 5:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken on her land; there is none to raise her up.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is cast down upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The virgin of Israel has been made low, never again to be lifted up: she is stretched out by herself on her land; there is no one to put her on her feet again.

    Webster's Revision

    The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is cast down upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

    World English Bible

    "The virgin of Israel has fallen; She shall rise no more. She is cast down on her land; there is no one to raise her up."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is cast down upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

    Definitions for Amos 5:2

    Forsaken - To leave in an abandoned condition.

    Clarke's Commentary on Amos 5:2

    The virgin of Israel - The kingdom of Israel, or the ten tribes, which were carried into captivity; and are now totally lost in the nations of the earth.

    Barnes' Notes on Amos 5:2

    She hath fallen, she shall rise no more, the virgin of Israel; she hath been dashed down upon her land, there is none to raise her up - Such is the dirge, a dirge like that of David over Saul and Jonathan, over what once was lovely and mighty, but which had perished. He speaks of all as past, and that, irremediably. Israel is one of the things which had been, and which would never again be. He calls her tenderly, "the virgin of Israel," not as having retained her purity or her fealty to God; still less, with human boastfulness, as though she had as yet been unsubdued by man. For she had been faithless to God, and had been many times conquered by man. Nor does it even seem that God so calls her, because He once espoused her to Himself For isaiah so calls Babylon. But Scripture seems to speak of cities, as women, because in women tenderness is most seen; they are most tenderly guarded; they, when pure, are most lovely; they, when corrupted, are most debased.

    Hence , "God says on the one hand, "I remember thee, the love of thine espousals" Jeremiah 2:2; on the other, "Hear, thou harlot, the word of the Lord" Ezekiel 16:35. When He claims her faithfulness He calls her, betrothed." Again , "when He willeth to signify that a city or nation has been as tenderly loved and anxiously guarded, whether by Himsclf or by others, He calleth it "virgin," or when lie would indicate its beauty and lovely array. Isaiah saith, 'come down and sit in the dust, virgin daughter of Babylon' Isaiah 47:1, that is, thou who livedest before in all delicacies, like a virgin under the shelter of her home. For it follows, 'for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.'" More pitiable, for their tenderness and delicacy, is the distress of women. And so he pictures her as already fallen, "dashed" (the word imitates the sound) to the earth "upon her own ground." An army may be lost, and the nation recover. She was "dashed down upon her own ground." In the abode of her strength, in the midst of her resources, in her innermost retreat, she should fall. In herself, she fell powerless. And he adds, she has "no one to raise her up;" none to have ruth upon her; image of the judgment on a lost soul, when the terrible sentence is spoken and none can intercede! "She shall not rise again." As she fell, she did not again rise. The prophet beholds beyond the eighty-five years which separated the prosperity under Jeroboam II from her captivity. As a people, he says, she should be restored no more; nor was she.

    Wesley's Notes on Amos 5:2

    5:2 The virgin - So she was, when first espoused to God. Upon her land - Broken to pieces upon her own land, and so left as a broken vessel.
    Book: Amos