Amos 6:14

“But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But beholde, I wil raise vp against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the Lord, the God of hostes, and they shall afflict you from the entring in of Hemath, vnto the riuer of the wildernesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For behold, I am going to raise up a nation against you, O house of Israel, declares the LORD God of hosts, "And they will afflict you from the entrance of Hamath To the brook of the Arabah.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith Jehovah, the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entrance of Hamath unto the brook of the Arabah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For see, I will send against you a nation, O Israel, says the Lord, the God of armies, ruling you cruelly from the way into Hamath as far as the stream of the Arabah.
- Basic English Bible

For behold, O house of Israel, saith Jehovah the God of hosts, I will raise up against you a nation; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hamath unto the torrent of the Arabah.
- Darby Bible

But behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entrance of Hamath to the river of the wilderness.
- Webster's Bible

For, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, house of Israel," says Yahweh, the God of Armies; "and they will afflict you from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of the Arabah."
- World English Bible

Surely, lo, I am raising against you a nation, O house of Israel, An affirmation of Jehovah, God of Hosts, And they have oppressed you from the coming in to Hamath, Unto the stream of the desert.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD, the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entrance of Hamath unto the Brook of the Arabah.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 6:14


6:14 Hemath - A city of Syria, bordering on Israel, north - east. The wilderness - Which is the south - west parts of Canaan. So all your country shall be destroyed.


Discussion for Amos 6

  • Ann
    We are to help others and not think about ourselves all the times.
  • Linda brundidge
    I think that we could learn alot from it if we just study and ask God to help us understand
  • I don 't understand it
  • Bob K.
    Prosperity that enveloped the royal family and prominent members of society but did not trickle down to the poor. It is this uneven distribution of wealth in the 18th that set the atmosphere for the social crimes that Amos so violently abhorred.
  • LINDA WILLIAMS for verse 10
    I ASK GOD FOR MORE UNDERSTAND
  • The verse was difficult for me to understand. The other translations were very helpful. I need to pray more and ask God for understanding before I read His Word.

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