Amos 6:5

“That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That chaunt to the sound of the Uiole, and inuent to themselues instruments of musicke, like Dauid:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Who improvise to the sound of the harp, {And} like David have composed songs for themselves,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that sing idle songs to the sound of the viol; that invent for themselves instruments of music, like David;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Making foolish songs to the sound of corded instruments, and designing for themselves instruments of music, like David;
- Basic English Bible

that chant to the sound of the lute, [and] invent them instruments of music, like David;
- Darby Bible

That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David;
- Webster's Bible

who strum on the strings of a harp; who invent for themselves instruments of music, like David;
- World English Bible

Who are taking part according to the psaltery, Like David they invented for themselves instruments of music;
- Youngs Literal Bible

That thrum on the psaltery, that devise for themselves instruments of music, like David;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 6:5


6:5 That chant - That in a time of deep mourning entertain themselves with songs, and musical instruments.


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