Amos 2:12

“But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But ye gaue the Nazarites wine to drinke, and commaunded the Prophets, saying, Prophecie not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But you made the Nazirites drink wine, And you commanded the prophets saying, 'You shall not prophesy!'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But ye gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But to those who were separate you gave wine for drink; and to the prophets you said, Be prophets no longer.
- Basic English Bible

And ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
- Darby Bible

But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
- Webster's Bible

But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, 'Don't prophesy!'
- World English Bible

And ye cause the Nazarites to drink wine, And on the prophets ye have laid a charge, Saying, `Do not prophecy!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

But ye gave the Nazirites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying: 'Prophesy not.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 2:12


2:12 Ye gave - Importuned them to drink wine, to violate their vow, and contemn God's law.


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