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Amos 4:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The Lord Jehovah hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that they shall take you away with hooks, and your residue with fish-hooks.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The Lord GOD has sworn by His holiness, “Behold, the days are coming upon you When they will take you away with meat hooks, And the last of you with fish hooks.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fish-hooks,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— the Lord Jehovah hath sworn by his holiness, that behold, days shall come upon you, when he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fish-hooks;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Sworn hath My Lord, Yahweh, by his own holiness, That lo! days, are coming upon you,—when he will take you away with hooks, and your followers with fishhooks;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Sworn hath the Lord Jehovah by His holiness, That lo, days are coming upon you, And he hath taken you away with hooks, And your posterity with fish-hooks.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The Lord God hath sworn by his holiness, that lo, the days shall come upon you, when they shall lift you up on pikes, and what shall remain of you in boiling pots.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The Lord GOD hath sworne by his holinesse, that loe, the dayes shall come vpon you, that he will take you away with hookes, and your posteritie with fish-hookes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Lord swears by his holiness, that, behold, the days come upon you, when they shall take you with weapons, and fiery destroyers shall cast those with you into boiling caldrons.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Adonay Yahweh hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
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 sworn 7650
{7650} Prime
שָׁבַע
shaba`
{shaw-bah'}
A primitive root; properly to be complete, but used only as a denominative from H7651; to seven oneself, that is, swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times).
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
by his holiness, 6944
{6944} Prime
קֹדֶשׁ
qodesh
{ko'-desh}
From H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity.
that, 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.
lo, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
the days 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
shall come 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
upon 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.
you, that he will take you away 5375
{5375} Prime
נָשָׂא
nasa'
{naw-saw'}
A primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, absolutely and relatively.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
with hooks, 6793
{6793} Prime
צִנָּה
tsinnah
{tsin-naw'}
Feminine of H6791; a hook (as pointed); also a (large) shield (as if guarding by prickliness); also cold (as piercing).
and your posterity 319
{0319} Prime
אַחֲרִית
'achariyth
{akh-ar-eeth'}
From H0310; the last or end, hence the future; also posterity.
with fishhooks. 1729
{1729} Prime
דּוּגָה
duwgah
{doo-gaw'}
Feminine from the same as H1728; properly fishery, that is, a hook for fishing.
5518
{5518} Prime
סִיר
ciyr
{seer}
From a primitive root meaning to boil up; a pot; also a thorn (as springing up rapidly); by implication a hook.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Amos 4:2

_ _ The Lord — the same Hebrew as “masters” (Amos 4:1). Israel’s nobles say to their master or lord, Bring us drink: but “the Lord” of him and them “hath sworn,” etc.

_ _ by his holiness — which binds Him to punish the guilty (Psalms 89:35).

_ _ he will take yon away — that is God by the instrumentality of the enemy.

_ _ with hooks — literally, “thorns” (compare 2 Chronicles 33:11). As fish are taken out of the water by hooks, so the Israelites are to be taken out of their cities by the enemy (Ezekiel 29:4; compare Job 41:1, Job 41:2; Jeremiah 16:16; Habakkuk 1:15). The image is the more appropriate, as anciently captives were led by their conquerors by a hook made to pass through the nose (2 Kings 19:28), as is to be seen in the Assyrian remains.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Amos 4:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Amos 4:2

By his holiness — By himself as he is the holy God. The days — Of famine, desolation and captivity. He — God by the Assyrian army will take you, as fish are taken with the hook. Your posterity — The children of these oppressors.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Amos 4:2

The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with (c) hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.

(c) He alludes to fishers, who catch fish by hooks or thorns.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.

hath sworn:

Amos 6:8 The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.

he will:

Isaiah 37:29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
Jeremiah 16:16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
Ezekiel 39:4-5 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that [is] with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and [to] the beasts of the field to be devoured. ... Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken [it], saith the Lord GOD.
Habakkuk 1:15-16 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad. ... Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion [is] fat, and their meat plenteous.
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Ps 89:35. Is 37:29. Jr 16:16. Ezk 39:4. Am 6:8. Hab 1:15.

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