Amos 5:17

17 There will be wailing in all the vineyards, for I will pass through your midst,” says the LORD.

Amos 5:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 And in all vineyards shall be wailing: for I will pass through thee, saith the LORD.
ESV
17 and in all vineyards there shall be wailing, for I will pass through your midst," says the LORD.
NLT
17 There will be wailing in every vineyard, for I will destroy them all,” says the LORD .
MSG
17 I want to hear it loud and clear when I make my visit." God's Decree. Time to Face Hard Reality, Not Fantasy
CSB
17 There will be wailing in all the vineyards, for I will pass among you. The Lord has spoken.

Amos 5:17 Meaning and Commentary

Amos 5:17

And in all vineyards [shall be] wailing
The vines being destroyed, and no grapes to be gathered, and put into the press; when there used to be great shoutings, and large expressions of joy, at the gathering in of the vintage, and pressing the grapes; but now there shall be a different tone; see ( Jeremiah 48:32 Jeremiah 48:33 ) ; for I will pass through thee, saith the Lord;
through their cities, towns, and country, fields and vineyards, and destroy all in his way, as he passed through Egypt when he destroyed their firstborn.

Amos 5:17 In-Context

15 Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the LORD God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.
16 Therefore this is what the Lord, the LORD God Almighty, says: “There will be wailing in all the streets and cries of anguish in every public square. The farmers will be summoned to weep and the mourners to wail.
17 There will be wailing in all the vineyards, for I will pass through your midst,” says the LORD.
18 Woe to you who long for the day of the LORD! Why do you long for the day of the LORD? That day will be darkness, not light.
19 It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Exodus 11:6
  • 2. Exodus 12:12
  • 3. Isaiah 16:10; S Jeremiah 48:33