Amos 1:9

“Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus saith the Lord, For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for foure I wil not turne away the punishment thereof, because they deliuered vp the whole captiuitie to Edom, and remembred not the brotherly couenant.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Tyre and for four I will not revoke its {punishment,} Because they delivered up an entire population to Edom And did not remember {the} covenant of brotherhood.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Tyre, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole people to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant:
- American Standard Version (1901)

These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Tyre, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because they gave up all the people prisoners to Edom, without giving a thought to the brothers' agreement between them.
- Basic English Bible

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Tyre, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant.
- Darby Bible

Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Tyre, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment: because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant:
- Webster's Bible

Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Tyre, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they delivered up the whole community to Edom, and didn't remember the brotherly covenant;
- World English Bible

Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of Tyre, And for four, I do not reverse it, Because of their delivering up a complete captivity to Edom, And they remembered not the brotherly covenant,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus saith the LORD: For three transgressions of Tyre, yea, for four, I will not reverse it: because they delivered up a whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 1:9


1:9 The brotherly covenant - Which was between Hiram on the one part, and David and Solomon on the other.


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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