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Amos 5:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Therefore he that is prudent shall keep silence in such a time; for it is an evil time.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it [is] an evil time.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it [is] an evil time.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in this time; for it is an evil time.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Therefore, the prudent man, at that time, will be dumb,—Because an evil time, it is!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Therefore is the wise at that time silent, For an evil time it [is].
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Therefore the prudent shall keep silence at that time, for it is an evil time.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therefore the prudent shall keepe silence in that time, for it [is] an euill time.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Therefore the prudent shall be silent at that time; for it is a time of evils.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it [is] an evil time.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore x3651
(3651) Complement
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
the prudent 7919
{7919} Prime
שָׂכַל
sakal
{saw-kal'}
A primitive root; to be (causeatively make or act) circumspect and hence intelligent.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
shall keep silence 1826
{1826} Prime
דָּמַם
damam
{daw-man'}
A primitive root (compare H1724, H1820); to be dumb; by implication to be astonished, to stop; also to perish.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in that x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
time; 6256
{6256} Prime
עֵת
`eth
{ayth}
From H5703; time, especially (adverbially with preposition) now, when, etc.
for 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.
it x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is] an evil 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
time. 6256
{6256} Prime
עֵת
`eth
{ayth}
From H5703; time, especially (adverbially with preposition) now, when, etc.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Amos 5:13

_ _ the prudent — the spiritually wise.

_ _ shall keep silence — not mere silence of tongue, but the prudent shall keep himself quiet from taking part in any public or private affairs which he can avoid: as it is “an evil time,” and one in which all law is set at naught. Ephesians 5:16 refers to this. Instead of impatiently agitating against irremediable evils, the godly wise will not cast pearls before swine, who would trample these, and rend the offerers (Matthew 7:6), but will patiently wait for God’s time of deliverance in silent submission (Psalms 39:9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Amos 5:4-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Amos 5:13

Shall keep silence — Be forced to it. Evil — Both for the sinfulness of it, and for the troubles, wars, and captivity now at hand.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Amos 5:13

Therefore (h) the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it [is] an evil time.

(h) God will so plague them that they will not allow the godly to open their mouths once to admonish them of their faults.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the prudent:

Amos 6:10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that [is] by the sides of the house, [Is there] yet [any] with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.
Ecclesiastes 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Isaiah 36:21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.
Hosea 4:4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people [are] as they that strive with the priest.
Micah 7:5-7 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. ... Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
Matthew 27:12-14 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. ... And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.

an evil:

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.
Isaiah 37:3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day [is] a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and [there is] not strength to bring forth.
Micah 2:3 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time [is] evil.
Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.
Zephaniah 2:2-3 Before the decree bring forth, [before] the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger come upon you. ... Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.
Ephesians 5:15-16 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, ... Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
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Ec 3:7; 9:12. Is 36:21; 37:3. Ho 4:4. Am 6:10. Mi 2:3; 7:5. Hab 3:16. Zp 2:2. Mt 27:12. Ep 5:15; 6:13. 2Ti 3:1.

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