Amos 3:6

“Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Shall a trumpet be blowen in the citie, and the people not be afraid? shall there be euill in a citie, and the Lord hath not done it?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble? If a calamity occurs in a city has not the LORD done it?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Shall the trumpet be blown in a city, and the people not be afraid? shall evil befall a city, and Jehovah hath not done it?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If the horn is sounded in the town will the people not be full of fear? will evil come on a town if the Lord has not done it?
- Basic English Bible

Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, and Jehovah not have done [it]?
- Darby Bible

Shalt a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
- Webster's Bible

Does the trumpet alarm sound in a city, without the people being afraid? Does evil happen to a city, and Yahweh hasn't done it?
- World English Bible

Is a trumpet blown in a city, And do people not tremble? Is there affliction in a city, And Jehovah hath not done [it]?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Shall the horn be blown in a city, and the people not tremble? Shall evil befall a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 3:6


3:6 Afraid - Affected with the danger. Evil - Such as plague or famine. Done it - Either immediately by his own hand, or by the hands of those he employs. Whoever are the instruments, God is the principal agent. Out of his mouth both good and evil proceed.


Discussion for Amos 3

  • Adebayo Daniel Tubosun
    The secret of God is made known to Man through the Holy Spirit.
  • Pamella Lakidi
    My focus is on the verse "Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets". I want to encourage us that when we fast and pray to God about anything...GOD always answers. Let us be keen on our dreams and visions following the times of intense fasting and prayer because God will surely use these to 'reveal to us what he will do for us.
  • Andrew
    I believe God was giving them a chance to repent, God want a relationship with his people Israel. If you are going to talk it you better walk it. Being in a relationship with God, you have to be in agree with the word of God. And live it. You can't be in a friendship, without being in fellowship with God. (A Relationship). I trust God with my life, I put my life in his hands. Jesus is my Life.Amen
  • Jennifer
    God is very clear about his word!
  • Anonymous
    It means if we embrace the false notion that usa is a christian nation, the opulent "ivory" houses of the rich that have been bought by robbery and violence toward others continues, then all of usa will be destroyed and only a few peopke will escape
  • this verse depicts the intimate relationship between Israel and Yahweh,the contex is depect the exodus journey where Yahwe made a covenant with Israelites

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