Amos 6:4

“That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That lie vpon beds of Yuorie, and stretch themselues vpon their couches, and eate the lambes out of the flocke, and the calues out of the midst of the stall:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Those who recline on beds of ivory And sprawl on their couches, And eat lambs from the flock And calves from the midst of the stall,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who are resting on beds of ivory, stretched out on soft seats, feasting on lambs from the flock and young oxen from the cattle-house;
- Basic English Bible

that lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves from the midst of the stall;
- Darby Bible

That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat lambs from the flock, and calves from the midst of the stall;
- Webster's Bible

Who lie on beds of ivory, and stretch themselves on their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
- World English Bible

Who are lying down on beds of ivory, And are spread out on their couches, And are eating lambs from the flock, And calves from the midst of the stall,
- Youngs Literal Bible

That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 6:4


6:4 That lie - That out of laziness or luxury, lay themselves to rest. And eat - The very best in all their flock.


Discussion for Amos 6

  • Anne
    A warning to those that are concerned only with their own comforts and luxury living and not concerned about the things of God will be the first to go into captivity. When calamity comes, their hearts become so hardened against God that they do not want to give Him praise in any thing.
  • Ann
    We are to help others and not think about ourselves all the times.
  • Linda brundidge
    I think that we could learn alot from it if we just study and ask God to help us understand
  • I don 't understand it
  • Bob K.
    Prosperity that enveloped the royal family and prominent members of society but did not trickle down to the poor. It is this uneven distribution of wealth in the 18th that set the atmosphere for the social crimes that Amos so violently abhorred.
  • LINDA WILLIAMS for verse 10
    I ASK GOD FOR MORE UNDERSTAND

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