Amos 8:9

“And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it shall come to passe in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the Sunne to go downe at noone, and I will darken the earth in the cleare day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"It will come about in that day, declares the Lord GOD, "That I will make the sun go down at noon And make the earth dark in broad daylight."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord Jehovah, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it will come about in that day, says the Lord God, that I will make the sun go down in the middle of the day, and I will make the earth dark in daylight:
- Basic English Bible

And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord Jehovah, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the land in the clear day.
- Darby Bible

And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:
- Webster's Bible

It will happen in that day," says the Lord Yahweh, "that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day.
- World English Bible

And it hath come to pass in that day, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, I have caused the sun to go in at noon, And caused darkness on the land in a day of light,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 8:9


8:9 At noon - So Israel's sun did as at noon set under the dark cloud of conspiracies and civil wars by Shallum, Menahem, Pekah, and Hosea, 'till the midnight darkness drew on by Pul, Tiglath - Pilneser, and Salmaneser. Darken - Bring a thick cloud of troubles and afflictions. In the clear day - When they think all is safe, sure, and well settled.


Discussion for Amos 8:9

  • Amos 8.9, does “the beginning of the Day of the Lord” consist of 3 days of darkness: “.. I will make the sun go down at noon, and darkened the earth in broad daylight..” Millions of unbelievers will die. Some believers will perish, but they will be counted among the martyrs.

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