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Amos 3:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The lion hath roared; who will not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken; who can but prophesy?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The lion hath roared,—who will not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken,—who can but prophesy?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A lion, hath roared, Who will not fear? My Lord Yahweh, hath spoken, Who can forbear to prophesy?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A lion hath roared—who doth not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken—who doth not prophesy?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The lion shall roar, who will not fear? The Lord God hath spoken, who shall not prophesy?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The lyon hath roared, Who will not feare? the Lord GOD hath spoken, Who can but prophecie?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A lion shall roar, and who will not be alarmed? the Lord God has spoken, and who will not prophesy?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The lion hath roared, who will not fear? Adonay Yahweh hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The lion 738
{0738} Prime
אַרִי
'ariy
{ar-ee'}
From H0717 (in the sense of violence); a lion.
hath roared, 7580
{7580} Prime
שָׁאַג
sha'ag
{shaw-ag'}
A primitive root; to rumble or moan.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
who x4310
(4310) Complement
מִי
miy
{me}
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
will not 3808
{3808} Prime
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
fear? 3372
{3372} Prime
יָרֵא
yare'
{yaw-ray'}
A primitive root; to fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
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).
hath spoken, 1696
{1696} Prime
דִּבֵּר
dabar
{daw-bar'}
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
who x4310
(4310) Complement
מִי
miy
{me}
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
can but x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
prophesy? 5012
{5012} Prime
נָבָא
naba'
{naw-baw'}
A primitive root; to prophesy, that is, speak (or sing) by inspiration (in prediction or simple discourse).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Amos 3:8

_ _ As when “the lion roars” (compare Amos 1:2; Amos 3:4), none can help but “fear,” so when Jehovah communicates His awful message, the prophet cannot but prophesy. Find not fault with me for prophesying; I must obey God. In a wider sense true of all believers (Acts 4:20; Acts 5:29).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Amos 3:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Amos 3:8

Hath roared — As a lion roareth when near his prey: so God hath terribly threatened what is near to be done. Prophesy — Amos can not but speak what he had heard.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Amos 3:8

The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but (i) prophesy?

(i) Because the people always murmured against the Prophets, he shows that God's Spirit moved them to speak as they did.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
lion:

Amos 3:4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?
Amos 1:2 And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.
Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

who can:

Amos 2:12 But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
Amos 7:12-17 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: ... Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.
Job 32:18-19 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me. ... Behold, my belly [is] as wine [which] hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.
Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But [his word] was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not [stay].
Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
Acts 5:20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
1 Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
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Jb 32:18. Jr 20:9. Am 1:2; 2:12; 3:4; 7:12. Ac 4:20; 5:20, 29. 1Co 9:16. Rv 5:5.

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