Amos 5:25

25 “Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the wilderness, people of Israel?

Amos 5:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
ESV
25 "Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
NLT
25 “Was it to me you were bringing sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, Israel?
MSG
25 "Didn't you, dear family of Israel, worship me faithfully for forty years in the wilderness, bringing the sacrifices and offerings I commanded?
CSB
25 "House of Israel, was it sacrifices and grain offerings that you presented to Me during the 40 years in the wilderness?

Amos 5:25 Meaning and Commentary

Amos 5:25

Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings
No; they were not offered to God, but to devils, to the golden calf, and to the host of heaven: so their fathers did in the wilderness forty years;
where sacrifices were omitted during that time, a round number for a broken one, it being about thirty eight years; and these their children were imitators of them, and offered sacrifice to idols too, and therefore deserved punishment as they: even ye, O house of Israel?
the ten tribes, who are here particularly charged and threatened; (See Gill on Acts 7:42).

Amos 5:25 In-Context

23 Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
24 But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!
25 “Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the wilderness, people of Israel?
26 You have lifted up the shrine of your king, the pedestal of your idols, the star of your god — which you made for yourselves.
27 Therefore I will send you into exile beyond Damascus,” says the LORD, whose name is God Almighty.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Isaiah 43:23
  • 2. S Exodus 16:35; Deuteronomy 32:17