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

  • A disciple
    Dear Stan; That's why we must keep our hearts fixed on Him who sits at the right hand of God, who is very soon coming for us. This is NOT our Country, nor our World; and though we do pray for the good of the people of this place; we also understand that the things will only get worse as men increasingly despise and reject the Saviour Jesus Christ and disobey His Words. Hang in there, Brother!
  • Stan
    In the last days both believers and non-believer will be given in to itching ears. A bowl will be poured out a bowl of delusion were good is evil and evil is good. Look at all the things that are an abomination to God word that is happening. Look at how man is protecting and defending the evilness. His wraith will be like Sodom and Gomorra. We will destroy ourselves from within.
  • Lonnie
    It's sad to say but the United State is in the condition , the word is being preached but people still want to do things the way want to do them without God doing anything....how can we walk with the Lord except we agree God help us all.
  • Sb
    I think that we in the united states is just what Amos is describing we need to repent as a people and return back to the Lord .Jesus Christ is real and he is the head of my life.
  • Adebayo Daniel Tubosun
    The secret of God is made known to Man through the Holy Spirit.
  • 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

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