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Amos 5:4

4 This is what the LORD says to Israel: “Seek me and live;

Read Amos 5:4 Using Other Translations

For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:
For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel: "Seek me and live;
Now this is what the LORD says to the family of Israel: “Come back to me and live!

What does Amos 5:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Amos 5:4

For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel
Or "yet" {a}, notwithstanding all this, though such judgments were threatened and denounced, and such desolations should certainly come, in case of impenitence, and an obstinate continuance in a course of sin; yet hopes are given of finding mercy and kindness upon repentance and reformation, at least to the remnant of them; see ( Amos 5:15 ) ; seek ye me;
seek my fear, as the Targum; fear and reverence, serve and worship, the Lord God; return unto him by repentance; seek to him by prayer and supplication; acknowledge your sins, and humble yourselves before him, and implore his pardoning grace and mercy: and ye shall live;
in your own land, and not be carried out of it; live comfortably, in great plenty of good things; and live spiritually, enjoying the favour of God, and his presence in his ordinances, and live eternally in the world to come.


FOOTNOTES:

F1 (yk) "attamen", Grotius.
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