Amos 5:18

“Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Woe vnto you that desire the day of the Lord: to what ende is it for you? the day of the Lord is darknes and not light.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Alas, you who are longing for the day of the LORD, For what purpose {will} the day of the LORD {be} to you? It {will be} darkness and not light;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe unto you that desire the day of Jehovah! Wherefore would ye have the day of Jehovah? It is darkness, and not light.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Sorrow to you who are looking for the day of the Lord! what is the day of the Lord to you? it is dark and not light.
- Basic English Bible

Woe unto you that desire the day of Jehovah! To what end is the day of Jehovah for you? It shall be darkness and not light:
- Darby Bible

Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
- Webster's Bible

Woe to you who desire the day of Yahweh! Why do you long for the day of Yahweh? It is darkness, and not light.
- World English Bible

Ho, ye who are desiring the day of Jehovah, Why [is] this to you -- the day of Jehovah? It is darkness, and not light,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! Wherefore would ye have the day of the LORD? It is darkness, and not light.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 5:18


5:18 That desire - Scoffingly, not believing any such day would come. To what end - What do you think to get by it? Is darkness - All adversity, black and doleful. Not light - No joy, or comfort an it.


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