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Amos 6:9

    Amos 6:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then it will come about that if there are still ten men in a house, death will overtake them.

    Webster's Revision

    And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.

    World English Bible

    It will happen, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.

    Clarke's Commentary on Amos 6:9

    Ten men - they shall die - All shall be cut off by the sword, or by captivity, or by famine.

    Barnes' Notes on Amos 6:9

    If there shall remain ten men - He probably still denounces the punishment of the rich inhabitants of the palaces, since in these only, of old, would there be found "ten men." They died, it seems, at once, and so probably through the plague, the common companion. of the siege. The prophet had before compared them to Sodom. It may be, that, in this mention of "ten men," he tacitly refers to the history of that destruction. Then God promised, not to destroy the city, if there were ten righteous in it Genesis 18:32. Here were "ten left," not in one city, but in one house. Had God forgotten His loving-kindness? No! but, in Samaria, not even ten who "remained over," and so had survived after the chastisement had begun, turned to God. All then were to be taken or destroyed. The miseries of its three years' siege by Shalmanezer may be filled up from those of its earlier siege by Benhadad 2 Kings 6:24-29, or from those of Jerusalem. The sufferings of a siege are in proportion to the obstinacy of the defense; and Samaria resisted for twice the time in which Jerusalem was reduced by famine at its first captivity.
    Book: Amos