Amos 1:13

“Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus sayth the Lord, For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for foure, I wil not turne away the punishment thereof; because they haue ript vp the women with childe of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of the sons of Ammon and for four I will not revoke its {punishment,} Because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead In order to enlarge their borders.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they may enlarge their border.
- American Standard Version (1901)

These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because in Gilead they had women with child cut open, so that they might make wider the limits of their land.
- Basic English Bible

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border.
- Darby Bible

Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away their punishment: because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:
- Webster's Bible

Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they have ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead, that they may enlarge their border.
- World English Bible

Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of the sons of Ammon, And for four, I do not reverse it, Because of their ripping up the pregnant ones of Gilead, To enlarge their border,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus saith the LORD: For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, yea, for four, I will not reverse it: because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 1:13


1:13 Enlarge their border - By destroying all that dwelt in it, and hereafter might claim a title to it.


Discussion for Amos 1

  • Yunana Amos Ambisa
    It is a blessing to obey the Word of God.
  • Maria Drummond
    A sure word of Prophecy that have already begun to be manifested, the words of God are true making wise the simple, and the judgements of the Lord are sure

    The persecution and continual oppression of Gods people will be vindicated by God

    Bless you all
  • Donnell Williams
    Amos 1:3 means that the nations have sinned again and again.
  • Jennifer
    God's word is clear concerning his judgement on this earth!
  • Paul masawa
    Very intresting the word of God came to Amos when he was caring for the sheep not in an office carrying out business transuction,so what lesson can you learn from that as christian we are suppose to take care for oneanother also we should be against the oppression of the poor together misstreatment that may arise
  • Bob k.
    Amos understood how the courts were supposed to protect the poor and administer true justice. Instead the courts were shamefully corrupt.

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