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Amos 3:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is [set] for him? shall a snare spring up from the ground, and have taken nothing at all?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin [is] for him? shall [one] take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground when there is no bait in it? Does a trap spring up from the earth when it captures nothing at all?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin [is] for him? shall [one] take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth when no gin [is laid] for him? Will the snare spring up from the earth when nothing at all hath been taken?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Will a bird fall upon a net to the earth, when there is no, snare, for it? Will a net rise from the ground, when it hath, captured nothing?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Doth a bird fall into a snare of the earth, And there is no gin for it? Doth a snare go up from the ground, And prey it captureth not?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Will the bird fall into the snare upon the earth, if there be no fowler? Shall the snare be taken up from the earth, before it hath taken somewhat?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Can a bird fall in a snare vpon the earth, where no ginne [is] for him? shall one take vp a snare from the earth, and haue taken nothing at all?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Will a bird fall on the earth without a fowler? will a snare be taken up from the earth without having taken anything?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin [is] for him? shall [one] take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Can a bird 6833
{6833} Prime
צִפּוֹר
tsippowr
{tsip-pore'}
From H6852; a little bird (as hopping).
fall 5307
{5307} Prime
נָפַל
naphal
{naw-fal'}
A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
a snare 6341
{6341} Prime
פַּח
pach
{pakh}
From H6351; a (metallic) sheet (as pounded thin); also a spring net (as spread out like a lamina).
upon the earth, 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
where no x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
gin 4170
{4170} Prime
מוֹקֵשׁ
mowqesh
{mo-kashe'}
From H3369; a noose (for catching animals), (literally or figuratively); by implication a hook (for the nose).
[is] for him? shall [one] take up 5927
{5927} Prime
עָלָה
`alah
{aw-law'}
A primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or active (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literally and figuratively.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a snare 6341
{6341} Prime
פַּח
pach
{pakh}
From H6351; a (metallic) sheet (as pounded thin); also a spring net (as spread out like a lamina).
from x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the earth, 127
{0127} Prime
אֲדָמָה
'adamah
{ad-aw-maw'}
From H0119; soil (from its general redness).
and have taken y3920
[3920] Standard
לָכַד
lakad
{law-kad'}
A primitive root; to catch (in a net, trap or pit); generally to capture or occupy; also to choose (by lot); figuratively to cohere.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
nothing at all? 3920
{3920} Prime
לָכַד
lakad
{law-kad'}
A primitive root; to catch (in a net, trap or pit); generally to capture or occupy; also to choose (by lot); figuratively to cohere.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Amos 3:3-6.


Amos 3:5

_ _ When a bird trying to fly upwards is made to fall upon the earth snare, it is a plain proof that the snare is there; so, Israel, now that thou art falling, infer thence, that it is in the snare of the divine judgment that thou art entangled [Ludovicus De Dieu].

_ _ shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing — The bird-catcher does not remove his snare off the ground till he has caught some prey; so God will not withdraw the Assyrians, etc., the instruments of punishment, until they have had the success against you which God gives them. The foe corresponds to the “snare,” suddenly springing from the ground and enclosing the bird on the latter touching it; the Hebrew is literally, “Shall the snare spring from the earth?” Israel entangled in judgments answers to the bird “taken.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Amos 3:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Amos 3:5

Can a bird fall — So here for your sins, God will cast the net over you. Shall one take up a snare — The fowler will not take up the snare, before the prey be taken in it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Amos 3:5

(d) Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin [is] for him? shall [one] take up a (e) snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?

(d) Can anything come without God's providence?

(e) Will his threatenings be in vain?

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ecclesiastes 9:12 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so [are] the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
Jeremiah 31:28 And it shall come to pass, [that] like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.
Daniel 9:14 Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God [is] righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
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