Compare Translations for Amos 6:10

  • Amos 6:10 (ASV) And when a man's uncle shall take him up, even he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is in the innermost parts of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No; then shall he say, Hold thy peace; for we may not make mention of the name of Jehovah.

  • Amos 6:10 (BBE) And when a man's relation, even the one who is responsible for burning his body, lifting him up to take his bones out of the house, says to him who is in the inmost part of the house, Is there still anyone with you? and he says, No; then he will say, Keep quiet, for the name of the Lord may not be named.

  • Amos 6:10 (CEB) If a relative, someone who burns the dead, picks up the body to bring it out of the house, and says to someone inside the house, "Is anyone else with you?" the answer will be, "No." Then the relative will say, "Hush! We mustn't mention the name of the LORD."

  • Amos 6:10 (CEBA) If a relative, someone who burns the dead, picks up the body to bring it out of the house, and says to someone inside the house, "Is anyone else with you?" the answer will be, "No." Then the relative will say, "Hush! We mustn't mention the name of the LORD."

  • Amos 6:10 (CJB) And if a [dead] man's uncle, coming to bring the corpse out of the house and burn it, finds a survivor hidden in the inmost recesses of the house and asks, "Is anyone else there with you?" - then, when he receives the answer, "No," he will say, "Don't say any more, because we mustn't mention the name of ADONAI."

  • Amos 6:10 (CSB) A close relative and a burner,will remove his corpse from the house. He will call to someone in the inner recesses of the house, "Any more with you?" That person will reply, "None." Then he will say, "Silence, because Yahweh's name must not be invoked."

  • Amos 6:10 (DBY) And a man's uncle, and he that should burn him, shall take him up to bring out the bones from the house, and shall say unto him that is in the inner parts of the house, Is there yet [any] with thee? and he shall say, None. And he will say, Silence! for we may not make mention of Jehovah's name.

  • Amos 6:10 (ESV) And when one's relative, the one who anoints him for burial, shall take him up to bring the bones out of the house, and shall say to him who is in the innermost parts of the house, "Is there still anyone with you?" he shall say, "No"; and he shall say, "Silence! We must not mention the name of the LORD."

  • Amos 6:10 (GNT) The dead man's relative, the one in charge of the funeral, will take the body out of the house. The relative will call to whoever is still left in the house, "Is anyone else there with you?" The person will answer, "No!" Then the relative will say, "Be quiet! We must be careful not even to mention the Lord's name."

  • Amos 6:10 (GNTA) The dead man's relative, the one in charge of the funeral, will take the body out of the house. The relative will call to whoever is still left in the house, "Is anyone else there with you?" The person will answer, "No!" Then the relative will say, "Be quiet! We must be careful not even to mention the Lord's name."

  • Amos 6:10 (GW) If a relative or a mortician comes to take the dead bodies out of the house and asks someone who is inside the house, "Is there anyone else with you?" that person will answer, "No." "Hush," he will add. "We shouldn't mention the name of the LORD!"

  • Amos 6:10 (HNV) "When a man's relative carries him, even he who burns him, to bring bodies out of the house, and asks him who is in the innermost parts of the house, 'Is there yet any with you?' And he says, 'No;' then he will say, 'Hush! Indeed we must not mention the name of the LORD.'

  • Amos 6:10 (JUB) And their uncle shall take each one and burn them to bring out the bones out of the house and shall say unto him that <em>is</em> by the sides of the house, <em>Is there yet any</em> with thee? and he shall say, No. Then he shall say, Hold thy tongue, for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.

  • Amos 6:10 (KJV) And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.

  • Amos 6:10 (KJVA) And a man's uncle shall take him up , and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say , No. Then shall he say , Hold thy tongue : for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.

  • Amos 6:10 (LEB) And [if] one's relative, who burns [the body], lifts it up and brings the body out of the house and he will say to someone in the innermost part of the house, "[Are there] any more with you?" and he will say, "None," then he will say, "Silence," because [we] must not invoke the name of Yahweh.

  • Amos 6:10 (LXX) But a remnant shall be left behind, and their relations shall take them, and shall strenuously endeavor to carry forth their bones from the house: and one shall say to the heads of the house, Is there yet else with thee?

  • Amos 6:10 (MSG) A relative comes and gets the bodies to prepare them for a decent burial. He discovers a survivor huddled in a closet and asks, "Are there any more?" The answer: "Not a soul. But hush! God must not be mentioned in this desecrated place."

  • Amos 6:10 (NAS) Then one's uncle, or his undertaker, will lift him up to carry out his bones from the house, and he will say to the one who is in the innermost part of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" And that one will say, "No one." Then he will answer, "Keep quiet. For the name of the LORD is not to be mentioned."

  • Amos 6:10 (NCV) When the relatives come to get the bodies to take them outside, one of them will call to the other and ask, "Are there any other dead bodies with you?" That person will answer, "No." Then the one who asked will say, "Hush! We must not say the name of the Lord."

  • Amos 6:10 (NIRV) Relatives might come to burn the dead bodies. If they do, they'll have to carry them out of the house first. They might ask someone still hiding there, "Is anyone here with you?" If the answer is no, the relatives will say, "Be quiet! We must not pray in the LORD's name."

  • Amos 6:10 (NIV) And if the relative who comes to carry the bodies out of the house to burn them asks anyone who might be hiding there, “Is anyone else with you?” and he says, “No,” then he will go on to say, “Hush! We must not mention the name of the LORD.”

  • Amos 6:10 (NKJV) And when a relative of the dead, with one who will burn the bodies, picks up the bodies to take them out of the house, he will say to one inside the house, "Are there any more with you?" Then someone will say, "None." And he will say, "Hold your tongue! For we dare not mention the name of the Lord."

  • Amos 6:10 (NLT) And when a relative who is responsible to dispose of the dead goes into the house to carry out the bodies, he will ask the last survivor, “Is anyone else with you?” When the person begins to swear, “No, by . . . ,” he will interrupt and say, “Stop! Don’t even mention the name of the LORD .”)

  • Amos 6:10 (NRS) And if a relative, one who burns the dead, shall take up the body to bring it out of the house, and shall say to someone in the innermost parts of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" the answer will come, "No." Then the relative shall say, "Hush! We must not mention the name of the Lord."

  • Amos 6:10 (NRSA) And if a relative, one who burns the dead, shall take up the body to bring it out of the house, and shall say to someone in the innermost parts of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" the answer will come, "No." Then the relative shall say, "Hush! We must not mention the name of the Lord."

  • Amos 6:10 (OJB) And a man’s relative shall take him up, and he that burieth him, to carry out the bones out of the bais, and shall say unto him still hiding inside, Is there yet any with thee? And he shall say, Not one. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue; for the Shem Hashem is not to be invoked.

  • Amos 6:10 (RHE) And a man’s kinsman shall take him up, and shall burn him, that he may carry the bones out of the house; and he shall say to him that is in the inner rooms of the house: Is there yet any with thee? (6-11) And he shall answer: There is an end. And he shall say to him: Hold thy peace, and mention not the name of the Lord.

  • Amos 6:10 (RSV) And when a man's kinsman, he who burns him, shall take him up to bring the bones out of the house, and shall say to him who is in the innermost parts of the house, "Is there still any one with you?" he shall say, "No"; and he shall say, "Hush! We must not mention the name of the LORD."

  • Amos 6:10 (RSVA) And when a man's kinsman, he who burns him, shall take him up to bring the bones out of the house, and shall say to him who is in the innermost parts of the house, "Is there still any one with you?" he shall say, "No"; and he shall say, "Hush! We must not mention the name of the LORD."

  • Amos 6:10 (TMB) And a man's kinsman shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the side of the house, "Is there yet any with thee?" And he shall say, "No." Then shall he say, "Hold thy tongue, for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD."

  • Amos 6:10 (TMBA) And a man's kinsman shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the side of the house, "Is there yet any with thee?" And he shall say, "No." Then shall he say, "Hold thy tongue, for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD."

  • Amos 6:10 (WBT) And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring the bones out of the house, and shall say to him that [is] by the sides of the house, [Is there] yet [any] with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.

  • Amos 6:10 (WEB) "When a man's relative carries him, even he who burns him, to bring bodies out of the house, and asks him who is in the innermost parts of the house, 'Is there yet any with you?' And he says, 'No;' then he will say, 'Hush! Indeed we must not mention the name of Yahweh.'

  • Amos 6:10 (WYC) And his neighbour shall take him, and shall burn him, that he bear out (the) bones of the house. And he shall say to him, that is in the privy place of the house, Whether there is yet (any) with thee? And he shall answer, An end is. And he shall say to him, Be thou still, and think thou not on the name of the Lord. (And his friend, or his relative, shall take him up, to bury him, and he shall carry his bones out of the house. And he shall say to him who is in the private place of the house, Is there anyone left in there with thee? And he shall answer, No. And he shall say to him, Be thou silent, and do not thou even say the Lord's name.)

  • Amos 6:10 (YLT) And lifted him up hath his loved one, even his burner, To bring forth the bones from the house, And he said to him who [is] in the sides of the house, `Is there yet with thee?' And he said, `None,' then he said, `Hush! Save to make mention of the name of Jehovah.'

Commentaries For Amos 6

  • Chapter 6

    The danger of luxury and false security. (1-7) Punishments of sins. (8-14)

    Verses 1-7 Those are looked upon as doing well for themselves, who do well for their bodies; but we are here told what their ease is, and what their woe is. Here is a description of the pride, security, and sensuality, for which God would reckon. Careless sinners are every where in danger; but those at ease in Zion, who are stupid, vainly confident, and abusing their privileges, are in the greatest danger. Yet many fancy themselves the people of God, who are living in sin, and in conformity to the world. But the examples of others' ruin forbid us to be secure. Those who are set upon their pleasures are commonly careless of the troubles of others, but this is great offence to God. Those who placed their happiness in the pleasures of sense, and set their hearts upon them, shall be deprived of those pleasures. Those who try to put the evil day far from them, find it nearest to them.

    Verses 8-14 How dreadful, how miserable, is the case of those whose eternal ruin the Lord himself has sworn; for he can execute his purpose, and none can alter it! Those hearts are wretchedly hardened that will not be brought to mention God's name, and to worship him, when the hand of God is gone out against them, when sickness and death are in their families. Those that will not be tilled as fields, shall be abandoned as rocks. When our services of God are soured with sin, his providences will justly be made bitter to us. Men should take warning not to harden their hearts, for those who walk in pride, God will destroy.

  • CHAPTER 6

    Amos 6:1-14 . DENUNCIATION OF BOTH THE SISTER NATIONS (ESPECIALLY THEIR NOBLES) FOR WANTON SECURITY--ZION, AS WELL AS SAMARIA: THREAT OF THE EXILE: RUIN OF THEIR PALACES AND SLAUGHTER OF THE PEOPLE: THEIR PERVERSE INJUSTICE.

    1. named chief of the nations--that is, you nobles, so eminent in influence, that your names are celebrated among the chief nations [LUDOVICUS DE DIEU]. Hebrew, "Men designated by name among the first-fruits of the nations," that is, men of note in Israel, the people chosen by God as first of the nations ( Exodus 19:5 ; compare Numbers 24:20 ) [PISCATOR].
    to whom . . . Israel came--that is, the princes to whom the Israelites used to repair for the decision of controversies, recognizing their authority [MAURER]. I prefer to refer "which" to the antecedent "Zion" and "Samaria"; these were esteemed "chief" strongholds among the heathen nations "to whom . . . Israel came" when it entered Canaan; Amos 6:2 accords with this.

    2. Calneh--on the east bank of the Tigris. Once powerful, but recently subjugated by Assyria ( Isaiah 10:9 ; about 794 B.C.).
    Hameth--subjugated by Jeroboam II ( 2 Kings 14:25 ). Also by Assyria subsequently ( 2 Kings 18:34 ). Compare Amos 6:14 .
    Gath--subjugated by Uzziah ( 2 Chronicles 26:6 ).
    be they better--no. Their so recent subjugation renders it needless for Me to tell you they are not. And yet they once were; still they could not defend themselves against the enemy. How vain, then, your secure confidence in the strength of Mounts Zion and Samaria! He takes cities respectively east, north, south, and west of Israel (compare Nahum 3:8 ).

    3. Ye persuade yourselves that "the evil day" foretold by the prophets is "far off," though they declare it near ( Ezekiel 12:22 Ezekiel 12:27 ). Ye in your imagination put it far off, and therefore bring near violent oppression, suffering it to sit enthroned, as it were, among you ( Psalms 94:20 ). The notion of judgment being far off has always been an incentive to the sinner's recklessness of living ( Ecclesiastes 8:12 Ecclesiastes 8:13 , Matthew 24:48 ). Yet that very recklessness brings near the evil day which he puts far off. "Ye bring on fever by your intemperance, and yet would put it far off" [CALVIN].

    4. (See Amos 2:8 ).
    beds of ivory--that is, adorned, or inlaid, with ivory ( Amos 3:15 ).
    stretch themselves--in luxurious self-indulgence.
    lambs out of the flock--picked out as the choicest, for their owners selfish gratification.

    5. chant--literally, "mark distinct sounds and tones."
    viol--the lyre, or lute.
    invent . . . instruments . . . like David--They fancy they equal David in musical skill ( 1 Chronicles 23:5 , Nehemiah 12:36 ). They defend their luxurious passion for music by his example: forgetting that he pursued this study when at peace and free from danger, and that for the praise of God; but they pursue for their own self-gratification, and that when God is angry and ruin is imminent.

    6. drink . . . in bowls--in the large vessels or basins in which wine was mixed; not satisfied with the smaller cups from which it was ordinarily drunk, after having been poured from the large mixer.
    chief ointments--that is, the most costly: not for health or cleanliness, but wanton luxury.
    not grieved for the affliction of Joseph--literally, "the breach," that is, the national wound or calamity ( Psalms 60:2 , Ezekiel 34:4 ) of the house of Joseph ( Amos 5:6 ); resembling in this the heartlessness of their forefathers, the sons of Jacob, towards Joseph, "eating bread" while their brother lay in the pit, and then selling him to Ishmaelites.

    7. Therefore . . . shall they go captive with the first--As they were first among the people in rank ( Amos 6:1 ), and anointed themselves "with the chief ointments" ( Amos 6:6 ), so shall they be among the foremost in going into captivity.
    banquet--literally, the "merry-making shout of revellers"; from an Arabic root, "to cry out." In the Hebrew, marzeach; here, there is an allusion to mizraqu, "bowls" ( Amos 6:6 ).
    them that stretched themselves--on luxurious couches ( Amos 6:4 ).

    8. the excellency of Jacob--( Psalms 47:4 ). The sanctuary which was the great glory of the covenant-people [VATABLUS], ( Ezekiel 24:21 ). The priesthood, and kingdom, and dignity, conferred on them by God. These, saith God, are of no account in My eyes towards averting punishment [CALVIN].
    hate his palaces--as being the storehouses of "robbery" ( Amos 3:10 Amos 3:15 ). How sad a change from God's love of Zion's gates ( Psalms 87:2 ) and palaces ( Psalms 48:3 Psalms 48:13 ), owing to the people's sin!
    the city--collectively: both Zion and Samaria ( Amos 6: Amos 6:1 ).
    all that is therein--literally, "its fulness"; the multitude of men and of riches in it (compare Psalms 24:1 ).

    9. If as many as ten ( Leviticus 26:26 , Zechariah 8:23 ) remain in a house (a rare case, and only in the scattered villages, as there will be scarcely a house in which the enemy will leave any), they shall all, to a man, die of the plague, a frequent concomitant of war in the East ( Jeremiah 24:10 , 44:13 , Ezekiel 6:11 ).

    10. a man's uncle--The nearest relatives had the duty of burying the dead ( Genesis 25:9 , 35:29 , Judges 16:31 ). No nearer relative was left of this man than an uncle.
    and he that burneth him--the uncle, who is also at the same time the one that burneth him (one of the "ten," Amos 6:9 ). Burial was the usual Hebrew mode of disposing of their dead. But in cases of necessity, as when the men of Jabesh-gilead took the bodies of Saul and his three sons from the walls of Beth-shan and burned them to save them from being insulted by the Philistines, burning was practised. So in this case, to prevent contagion.
    the bones--that is, the dead body ( Genesis 50:25 ). Perhaps here there is an allusion in the phrase to the emaciated condition of the body, which was little else but skin and bones.
    say unto him that is by the sides of the house--that is, to the only one left of the ten in the interior of the house [MAURER] (compare Note,
    Hold thy tongue . . . we may not . . . mention . . . the Lord--After receiving the reply, that none is left besides the one addressed, when the man outside fancies the man still surviving inside to be on the point, as was customary, of expressing devout gratitude to God who spared him, the man outside interrupts him, "Hold thy tongue! for there is not now cause for mentioning with praise ( Joshua 23:7 ) the name of Jehovah"; for thou also must die; as all the ten are to die to the last man ( Amos 6:9 ; compare Amos 8:3 ). Formerly ye boasted in the name of Jehovah, as if ye were His peculiar people; now ye shall be silent and shudder at His name, as hostile to you, and as one from whom ye wish to be hidden ( Revelation 6:16 ), [CALVIN].

    11. commandeth, and he will smite--His word of command, when once given, cannot but be fulfilled ( Isaiah 55:11 ). His mere word is enough to smite with destruction.
    great house . . . little house--He will spare none, great or small ( Amos 3:15 ). JEROME interprets "the great house" as Israel, and "the small house" as Judah: the former being reduced to branches or ruins, literally, "small drops"; the latter, though injured with "clefts" or rents, which threaten its fall, yet still permitted to stand.

    12. In turning "judgment (justice) into gall (poison), and . . . righteousness into hemlock" (or wormwood, bitter and noxious), ye act as perversely as if one were to make "horses run upon the rock" or to "plough with oxen there" [MAURER]. As horses and oxen are useless on a rock, so ye are incapable of fulfilling justice [GROTIUS]. Ye impede the course of God's benefits, because ye are as it were a hard rock on which His favor cannot run. "Those that will not be tilled as fields, shall be abandoned as rocks" [CALVIN].

    13. rejoice in a thing of naught--that is, in your vain and fleeting riches.
    Have we not taken to us horns--that is, acquired power, so as to conquer our neighbors ( 2 Kings 14:25 ). Horns are the Hebrew symbol of power, being the instrument of strength in many animals ( Psalms 75:10 ).

    14. from the entering in of Hamath--the point of entrance for an invading army (as Assyria) into Israel from the north; specified here, as Hamath had been just before subjugated by Jeroboam II ( Amos 6:2 ). Do not glory in your recently acquired city, for it shall be the starting-point for the foe to afflict you. How sad the contrast to the feast of Solomon attended by a congregation from this same Hamath, the most northern boundary of Israel, to the Nile, the river of Egypt, the most southern boundary!
    unto the river of the wilderness--that is, to Kedron, which empties itself into the north bay of the Dead Sea below Jericho ( 2 Chronicles 28:15 ), the southern boundary of the ten tribes ( 2 Kings 14:25 , "from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain") [MAURER]. To the river Nile, which skirts the Arabian wilderness and separates Egypt from Canaan [GROTIUS]. If this verse includes Judah, as well as Israel (compare Amos 6:1 , "Zion" and "Samaria"), GROTIUS' view is correct; and it agrees with 1 Kings 8:65 .