Amos 5:16 DBY

16 Therefore thus saith Jehovah, the God of hosts, the Lord: Wailing shall be in all broadways; and they shall say in all the streets, Alas! alas! And they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing.

Study tools for Amos 5:16

  • a 5:3 - i.e. that contributed a thousand men for war: cf. Judg. 11.3 and Note.
  • b 5:5 - The Hebrew for 'nought' is here Aven, 'vanity,' 'iniquity:' see Hos. 4.15.
  • c 5:11 - Or 'excellent.'
  • d 5:12 - 1Sam. 12.3.
  • e 5:22 - Lev. 14.20.
  • f 5:26 - i.e. Milcom. Others render it 'your King.'
  • g 5:26 - Some understand Chiun as the 'stand of the idol.' The LXX reads, 'star of your god Remphan:' see Acts 7.43.