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Amos 3:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Surely the Lord Jehovah will do nothing, except he reveal his secret unto his servants the prophets.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Surely the Lord GOD does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret to his servants the prophets.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But the Lord Jehovah will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Surely My Lord Yahweh, will do, nothing,—except he have disclosed his secret unto his servants, the prophets!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For the Lord Jehovah doth nothing, Except He hath revealed His counsel unto His servants the prophets.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the Lord God doth nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Surely the Lord GOD will doe nothing, but he reuealeth his secret vnto his seruants the Prophets.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For the Lord God will do nothing, without revealing instruction to his servants the prophets.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Surely Adonay Yahweh will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Surely x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
ny אֲדֹנָי 136
{0136} Prime
אֲדֹנָי
'Adonay
{ad-o-noy'}
An emphatic form of H0113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only).
Yhw יָהוֶה 3069
{3069} Prime
יֱהוִה
Y@hovih
{yeh-ho-vee'}
A variation of H3068 (used after H0136, and pronounced by Jews as H0430, in order to prevent the repetition of the same sound, since they elsewhere pronounce H3068 as H0136).
will do 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
nothing, 1697
{1697} Prime
דָּבָר
dabar
{daw-baw'}
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
but x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
x518
(0518) Complement
אִם
'im
{eem}
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
he revealeth 1540
{1540} Prime
גָּלַה
galah
{gaw-law'}
A primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively to reveal.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
his secret 5475
{5475} Prime
סוֹד
cowd
{sode}
From H3245; a session, that is, company of persons (in close deliberation); by implication intimacy, consultation, a secret.
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
his servants 5650
{5650} Prime
עֶבֶד
`ebed
{eh'-bed}
From H5647; a servant.
the prophets. 5030
{5030} Prime
נָבִיא
nabiy'
{naw-bee'}
From H5012; a prophet or (generally) inspired man.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Amos 3:7

_ _ his secret — namely, His purpose hidden from all, until it is revealed to His prophets (compare Genesis 18:17). In a wider sense, God’s will is revealed to all who love God, which it is not to the world (Psalms 25:14; John 15:15; John 17:25, John 17:26).

_ _ unto his servants — who being servants cannot but obey their Lord in setting forth His purpose (namely, that of judgment against Israel) (Jeremiah 20:9; Ezekiel 9:11). Therefore the fault which the ungodly find with them is groundless (1 Kings 18:17). It aggravates Israel’s sin, that God is not about to inflict judgment, without having fully warned the people, if haply they might repent.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Amos 3:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Amos 3:7

Will do nothing — Usually the Lord doth no great thing for or against his people, without giving warning of it before it comes.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Amos 3:7

Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he (h) revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

(h) God does not deal with the Israelites as he does with other people: for he always warns them before of his plagues by his Prophets.

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Genesis 6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Genesis 18:17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
1 Kings 22:19-23 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. ... Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.
2 Kings 3:17-20 For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts. ... And it came to pass in the morning, when the meat offering was offered, that, behold, there came water by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.
2 Kings 6:12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that [is] in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.
2 Kings 22:13 Go ye, enquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great [is] the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.
2 Kings 22:20 Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.
Psalms 25:14 The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
Daniel 9:22-27 And he informed [me], and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding. ... And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Daniel 10:21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and [there is] none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
Daniel 11:2 And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than [they] all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.
John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John:
Revelation 1:19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door [was] opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard [was] as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
Revelation 6:1-20:15 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. ... And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
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Gn 6:13; 18:17. 1K 22:19. 2K 3:17; 6:12; 22:13, 20. Ps 25:14. Dn 9:22; 10:21; 11:2. Jn 15:15. Rv 1:1, 19; 4:1; 6:1.

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