Amos 6:5



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Who improvise to the sound of the harp, And like David have composed songs for themselves,

King James Version

That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;

International Standard Version

chanting to the sound of stringed instruments as if they were David, composing songs to themselves as if they were musicians,

A Conservative Version

who sing idle songs to the sound of the viol, who invent for themselves instruments of music, like David,

American Standard Version

that sing idle songs to the sound of the viol; that invent for themselves instruments of music, like David;

Amplified

Who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and invent for themselves instruments of music like David's,

Bible in Basic English

Making foolish songs to the sound of corded instruments, and designing for themselves instruments of music, like David;

Darby Translation

that chant to the sound of the lute, and invent them instruments of music, like David;

Holman Bible

They improvise songs to the sound of the harp and invent their own musical instruments like David.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that chant to the sound of the flute and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David;

Julia Smith Translation

Prating upon the mouth of the lyre, as David they invented to them instruments of music;

King James 2000

That chant to the sound of the harp, and invent for yourselves instruments of music, like David;

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Alas for those] who sing to the tune of the harp; like David they improvise on instruments of music.

Modern King James verseion

who chant with the mouth of the harp; they invent instruments of music for themselves, like David;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

ye that sing to the lute, and in playing of instruments compare yourselves unto David;

NET Bible

They sing to the tune of stringed instruments; like David they invent musical instruments.

New Heart English Bible

who strum on the strings of a harp; who invent for themselves instruments of music, like David;

New simplified Bible

You sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and like David you improvise on musical instruments.

The Emphasized Bible

Who are bawling at the bidding of the harp, - like David, have they invented for themselves instruments of song:

Webster

That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David;

World English Bible

who strum on the strings of a harp; who invent for themselves instruments of music, like David;

Youngs Literal Translation

Who are taking part according to the psaltery, Like David they invented for themselves instruments of music;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּרט 
Parat 
Usage: 1

to the sound
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of the viol
נבל נבל 
Nebel 
Usage: 38

and invent
חשׁב 
Chashab 
Usage: 124

כּלי 
K@liy 
Usage: 325

of musick
שׁירה שׁיר 
Shiyr 
Usage: 90

Context Readings

Woe To The Complacent

4 Those who recline on beds of ivory And sprawl on their couches, And eat lambs from the flock And calves from the midst of the stall, 5 Who improvise to the sound of the harp, And like David have composed songs for themselves, 6 Who drink wine from sacrificial bowls While they anoint themselves with the finest of oils, Yet they have not grieved over the ruin of Joseph.


Cross References

Isaiah 5:12

Their banquets are accompanied by lyre and harp, by tambourine and flute, and by wine; But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the LORD, Nor do they consider the work of His hands.

Amos 5:23

"Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.

1 Chronicles 23:5

and 4,000 were gatekeepers, and 4,000 were praising the LORD with the instruments which David made for giving praise.

Genesis 31:27

"Why did you flee secretly and deceive me, and did not tell me so that I might have sent you away with joy and with songs, with timbrel and with lyre;

1 Chronicles 15:16

Then David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their relatives the singers, with instruments of music, harps, lyres, loud-sounding cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.

Job 21:11-12

"They send forth their little ones like the flock, And their children skip about.

Ecclesiastes 2:8

Also, I collected for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces I provided for myself male and female singers and the pleasures of men--many concubines.

Amos 8:3

"The songs of the palace will turn to wailing in that day," declares the Lord GOD "Many will be the corpses; in every place they will cast them forth in silence."

1 Peter 4:3

For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.

Revelation 18:22

"And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer; and no craftsman of any craft will be found in you any longer; and the sound of a mill will not be heard in you any longer;



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