Amos 5:8

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Seeke him that maketh the seuen starres and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day darke with night: that calleth for the waters of the Sea, and powreth them out vpon the face of the earth: the Lord is his Name.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who made the Pleiades and Orion And changes deep darkness into morning, Who also darkens day {into} night, Who calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out on the surface of the earth, The LORD is His name.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`seek him' that maketh the Pleiades and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night; that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth (Jehovah is his name);
- American Standard Version (1901)

Go for help to him who makes Orion and the Pleiades, by whom the deep dark is turned into morning, who makes the day black with night; whose voice goes out to the waters of the sea, sending them out over the face of the earth: the Lord is his name;
- Basic English Bible

[seek him] that made the Pleiades and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night; that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: Jehovah is his name.
- Darby Bible

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shades of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: JEHOVAH is his name:
- Webster's Bible

seek him who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and makes the day dark with night; who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth, Yahweh is his name,
- World English Bible

The maker of Kimah and Kesil, And the turner to morning of death-shade, And day [as] night He hath made dark, Who is calling to the waters of the sea, And poureth them on the face of the earth, Jehovah [is] His name;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Him that maketh the Pleiades and Orion, and bringeth on the shadow of death in the morning, and darkeneth the day into night; that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth; the LORD is His name;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 5:8


5:8 The seven stars - A constellation, whose rising about September was usually accompanied with sweet showers. Orion - Which arising about November brings usually cold, rains and frosts intermixt very seasonable for the earth. The shadow of the earth - The greatest adversity into as great prosperity. Dark with might - Changes prosperity into adversity. That calleth - Commands the vapour to ascend, which he turns into rain; and then pours from the clouds to make the earth fruitful.


Discussion for Amos 5

  • Irene123
    V. 8 - is so beautiful; if people could just SEE it ...............
  • Wayne
    The word of God is given for this day. The day of the Lord is not hiden from you .know that it is mercies and of love for you in this day of which God speaks. A sign is given and who has sought it out?
  • Rodion Ponomariev for verse 26
    Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
  • Jacktone for verse 14
    Always maintain good actions and God will never forsake you
  • Brianna for verse 15
    Verse 14 showed that we need to search out what is Good. To understand what is good and acceptable, we need to study the Bible. Then this verse encourages us to Hate what is bad, and love what is good. It seems like more and more, things condemned in the bible is being presented as something "good ", and that the Bible 's viewpoint is being presented as something "bad ". Satan 's world is switching the roles of Good , and bad, bringing down the morality in people. So the previous verse is really important, because we need to search through God 's word to determine the good and the bad, and then make a stand for Jehovah God 's viewpoint.
  • Anthony
    Amos 5 is a warning to God 's people to turn their heart to him and not seek after idols there is only one true and living God and he is a just God who sits high and looks low checking and detecting the hearts of the people that is the reason for heaven and hell because of the hearts of people we are always looking for some form of gratified feelings instead of God way which is Jesus our redeemer the son of God who bore the sins of the world

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