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Amos 8:7

    Amos 8:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD has sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord has taken an oath by the pride of Jacob, Truly I will ever keep in mind all their works.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh has sworn by the pride of Jacob, "Surely I will never forget any of their works.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

    Clarke's Commentary on Amos 8:7

    By the excellency of Jacob - By the state of eminence to which he had raised the descendants of Jacob; or, by the excellent One of Jacob, that is, Himself. The meaning is: "As surely as I have raised you to such a state of eminence, so surely will I punish you in proportion to your advantages and your crimes."

    Barnes' Notes on Amos 8:7

    By the excellency of Jacob - that is, by Himself who was its Glory, as Samuel calls Him "the Strength" 1 Samuel 15:29 or the Glory of Israel. Amos had before said, "God sware by His Holiness" and "by Himself" or "His soul." Now, in like way, He pledges that Glory wherewith He was become the Glory of His people. He reminds them, who was the sole Source of their glory; not their calves, but Himself, their Creator; and that He would not forget their deeds. "I will not forget any," literally, "all;" as David and Paul say, "all flesh," all living men, "shall not be justified," that is, none, no one, neither the whole nor any of its parts. Amos brings before the mind all their actions, and then says of all and each, the Lord will not forget them. God must cease to be God, if He did not do what He sware to do, punish the oppressors and defrauders of the poor.

    Wesley's Notes on Amos 8:7

    8:7 Hath sworn - By himself. Forget - Suffer to pass unpunished.
    Book: Amos