Amos 1:6

“ Thus saith the Lord, For three transgressions of Gaza, and for foure I will not turne away the punishment thereof: because they caried away captiue the whole captiuitie, to deliuer them vp to Edom.”

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Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away [the punishment] thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver [them] up to Edom:
- King James Version

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Gaza and for four I will not revoke its {punishment,} Because they deported an entire population To deliver {it} up to Edom.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Gaza, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole people, to deliver them up to Edom:
- American Standard Version (1901)

These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Gaza, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because they took all the people away prisoners, to give them up to Edom.
- Basic English Bible

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Gazah, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver [them] up to Edom.
- Darby Bible

Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment: because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom:
- Webster's Bible

Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Gaza, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they carried away captive the whole community, to deliver them up to Edom;
- World English Bible

Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of Gaza, And for four, I do not reverse it, Because of their removing a complete captivity, To deliver up to Edom,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus saith the LORD: For three transgressions of Gaza, yea, for four, I will not reverse it: because they carried away captive a whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 1:6


1:6 Carried away - All the Jews whom they had taken captive. Edom - Their most inveterate enemies. These Edomites were ever ready to enslave, and tyrannize over the Jews, if by any means they could get them into their hands.


Discussion for Amos 1

  • Si13ntk40s
    He was angry with the old world and destroyed it. Since then all your works are judged and you cannot create freely. Hence the arrival of the cross.
  • FANIA ELLA
    AMOS WAS A HARD WORKING KIND OF MAN WHO GOD LOVED AND CALLED HIM TO BE HIS OWN MESSENGER.AMOS HEARD THE CALL AND HE STARTED DELIVERING THE MESSAGES OF GOD TO HIS PEOPLE IN ISRAEL. WE SEE THAT MANY PEOPLE REJECTED HIS MESSAGES BUT HE NEVER GAVE UP. AMOS IS THEREFORE seen as a good role model to many christians , in that though he was rejected by the sundry he still passed on his voice loud to them
  • A disciple
    Syria represents the ancient family who did not go with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to seek the One True and Living God Almighty; but clave to their idols and the heathen way. The Palestinians were heathen neighbors who NEVER repented, always made themselves enemies of the Lord. Tyre and Zidon were traitors and hypocrites and heathen at heart. Ammon were evil children whose parents were once saved.
  • Mazel Adella Hart

    The word of God shall not return void but shall accomplish that which pleases him. Thus is a sure word if prophecy!!
  • John Alexander
    Blessed is the Nation, whose God is the Lord.
  • Yunana Amos Ambisa
    It is a blessing to obey the Word of God.

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