Amos 9:9

“For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For loe, I will commaund, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corne is sifted in a sieue, yet shall not the least graine fall vpon the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For behold, I am commanding, And I will shake the house of Israel among all nations As {grain} is shaken in a sieve, But not a kernel will fall to the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all the nations, like as `grain' is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least kernel fall upon the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For see, I will give orders, and I will have Israel moved about among all the nations, as grain is moved about by the shaking of the tray, but not the smallest seed will be dropped on the earth.
- Basic English Bible

For behold, I command, and I will shake the house of Israel to and fro among all the nations, like as one shaketh [corn] in a sieve; yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
- Darby Bible

For lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
- Webster's Bible

For, behold, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all the nations, as grain is sifted in a sieve, yet not the least kernel will fall on the earth.
- World English Bible

For lo, I am commanding, And I have shaken among all the nations the house of Israel, As [one] doth shake with a sieve, And there falleth not a grain [to] the earth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all the nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 9:9


9:9 The least grain - Though tumbled and tossed with the great violence, yet the smallest, good grain, shall not be lost or destroyed.


Discussion for Amos 9:9

  • Mahabir shankar for verse 9
    This says about the 12 tribe of Jacob.God sift them like corn but not one grain fall on the ground.This is because they serve God and satan both.(the northern and southern tribes)

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