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Amos 9:2

    Amos 9:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Though they dig into hell, there shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, there will I bring them down:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Though they dig into Sheol, thence shall my hand take them; and though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Even if they go deep into the underworld, my hand will take them up from there; if they go up to heaven, I will get them down:

    Webster's Revision

    Though they dig into Sheol, thence shall my hand take them; and though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down.

    World English Bible

    Though they dig into Sheol, there my hand will take them; and though they climb up to heaven, there I will bring them down.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; and though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down.

    Definitions for Amos 9:2

    Hell - The valley of Hinnom.
    Thence - There; that place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Amos 9:2

    Though they dig into hell - Though they should get into the deepest caverns; though they climb up to heaven - get to the most inaccessible heights; I will drag them up from the one, and pull them down from the other.

    Barnes' Notes on Amos 9:2

    Height or depth are alike open to the Omnipresent God. The grave is not so awful as God. The sinner would gladly "dig through" into hell, bury himself, the living among the dead, if so he could escape the sight of God. But thence, God says, "My hand shall take them," to place them in His presence, to receive their sentence. Or if, like the rebel angels, they could "place" their "throne amid the stars Isaiah 14:12-14 of God thence will I bring them down," humbling, judging, condemning.

    Wesley's Notes on Amos 9:2

    9:2 Hell - The center of the earth, or the depth of hell.
    Book: Amos