Amos 4:9

“I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue smitten you with blasting and mildew; when your gardens and your vineyards, and your fig trees, and your oliue trees increased, the palmer worme deuoured them: yet haue yee not returned vnto me, saith the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I smote you with scorching {wind} and mildew; And the caterpillar was devouring Your many gardens and vineyards, fig trees and olive trees; Yet you have not returned to Me, declares the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: the multitude of your gardens and your vineyards and your fig-trees and your olive-trees hath the palmer-worm devoured: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have sent destruction on your fields by burning and disease: the increase of your gardens and your vine-gardens, your fig-trees and your olive-trees, has been food for worms: and still you have not come back to me, says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

I have smitten you with blasting and mildew; the palmer-worm hath devoured the multitude of your gardens, and your vineyards, and your fig-trees and your olive-trees: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig-trees and your olive-trees increased, the palmer-worm devoured them: yet have ye not returned to me, saith the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

I struck you with blight and mildew many times in your gardens and your vineyards; and your fig trees and your olive trees have the swarming locust devoured: yet you haven't returned to me, says Yahweh.
- World English Bible

I have smitten you with blasting and with mildew, The abundance of your gardens and of your vineyards, And of your figs, and of your olives, Eat doth the palmer-worm, And ye have not turned back unto Me, An affirmation of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I have smitten you with blasting and mildew; the multitude of your gardens and your vineyards and your fig-trees and your olive-trees hath the palmer-worm devoured; yet have ye not returned unto Me, saith the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 4:9


4:9 Increased - When they were most fruitful. Devoured - Eat up all, as is the manner of them.


Discussion for Amos 4:9

  • Guardian for verse 9
    Beginning in the 1960's we systematically eliminated God from our lands and replaced Him with "human rights". The price of departing from God is now being paid by not only traditional "Christian" countries, but also those who departed millennia ago. Upheaval will increase until our Father sends his first born Son back to earth to establish His Kingdom for everyone.

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