Amos 3:10



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"But they do not know how to do what is right," declares the LORD, "these who hoard up violence and devastation in their citadels."

King James Version

For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

International Standard Version

Because they do not know how to act right," declares the LORD, "they are filling their strongholds with treasures that they took from others by violence into their fortified citadels."

A Conservative Version

For they do not know to do right, says LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

American Standard Version

For they know not to do right, saith Jehovah, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Amplified

For they know not how to do right, says the Lord, they who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.

Bible in Basic English

For they have no knowledge of how to do what is right, says the Lord, who are storing up violent acts and destruction in their great houses.

Darby Translation

and they know not to do right, saith Jehovah, who store up violence and plunder in their palaces.

Holman Bible

The people are incapable of doing right- the Lord's declaration- those who store up violence and destruction in their citadels.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For they do not know to do right, said the LORD, storing up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Julia Smith Translation

And they knew not to do the straight, says Jehovah, storing up violence and oppression in their palaces.

King James 2000

For they know not to do right, says the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"They do not know [how] to do right," {declares Yahweh}, "those who store up violence and destruction in their citadel fortresses."

Modern King James verseion

For they do not know to do right, says Jehovah, those who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

sayeth the LORD: they gather together evil gotten goods, and lay up robbery in their houses.'

NET Bible

"They do not know how to do what is right." (The Lord is speaking.) "They store up the spoils of destructive violence in their fortresses.

New Heart English Bible

"Indeed they do not know to do right," says the LORD, "Who hoard plunder and loot in their palaces."

New simplified Bible

Those who store up violence and robbery in their dwellings do not know how to do what is right, declared Jehovah.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore do they not know how to do right, Declareth Yahweh, who are treasuring up violence and spoil in their palaces.

Webster

For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

World English Bible

"Indeed they don't know to do right," says Yahweh, "Who hoard plunder and loot in their palaces."

Youngs Literal Translation

And they have not known to act straightforwardly, An affirmation of Jehovah, Who are treasuring up violence and spoil in their palaces.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
not to do

do , make , wrought , deal , commit , offer , execute , keep , shew , prepare , work , do so , perform , get , dress , maker , maintain ,
Usage: 0

נכחה 
N@kochah 
Usage: 4

נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

the Lord

Usage: 0

אצר 
'atsar 
Usage: 5

חמס 
Chamac 
Usage: 60

and robbery
שׁוד שׁד 
Shod 
Usage: 25

Context Readings

Israel's Guilt And Punishment

9 Proclaim on the citadels in Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt and say, "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria and see the great tumults within her and the oppressions in her midst. 10 "But they do not know how to do what is right," declares the LORD, "these who hoard up violence and devastation in their citadels." 11 Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "An enemy, even one surrounding the land, Will pull down your strength from you And your citadels will be looted."


Cross References

Jeremiah 4:22

"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know."

Zephaniah 1:9

"And I will punish on that day all who leap on the temple threshold, Who fill the house of their lord with violence and deceit.

Psalm 14:4

Do all the workers of wickedness not know, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call upon the Lord?

Zechariah 5:3-4

Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land; surely everyone who steals will be purged away according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears will be purged away according to the writing on the other side.

Jeremiah 5:4

Then I said, "They are only the poor, They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the LORD Or the ordinance of their God.

Amos 5:7

For those who turn justice into wormwood And cast righteousness down to the earth."

Amos 6:12

Do horses run on rocks? Or does one plow them with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,

Habakkuk 2:8-11

"Because you have looted many nations, All the remainder of the peoples will loot you-- Because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land, To the town and all its inhabitants.

James 5:3-4

Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!

2 Peter 3:5

For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water,



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