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Amos 8:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the songs of the temple shall be wailings in that day, saith the Lord Jehovah: the dead bodies shall be many: in every place shall they cast them forth with silence.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: [there shall be] many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast [them] forth with silence.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “The songs of the palace will turn to wailing in that day,” declares the Lord GOD. “Many [will be] the corpses; in every place they will cast them forth in silence.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: [there shall be] many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast [them] forth with silence.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the songs of the palace shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord Jehovah. The dead bodies shall be many; in every place they shall be cast forth. Silence!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— but palace-songs, shall become howlings, in that day, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh,—Many shall be the dead bodies in every place—cast forth—[with a] hush!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And howled have songstresses of a palace in that day, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, Many [are] the carcases, into any place throw—hush!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the hinges of the temple shall screak in that day, saith the Lord God: many shall die: silence shall be cast in every place.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the songs of the Temples shalbe howlings in that day, sayth the Lord GOD: [there shall be] many dead bodies in euery place, they shall cast [them] foorth with silence.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the ceilings of the temple shall howl in that day, saith the Lord God: [there shall be] many a fallen one in every place; I will bring silence upon [them].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith Adonay Yahweh: [there shall be] many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast [them] forth with silence.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the songs 7892
{7892} Prime
The second form being feminine; from H7891; a song; abstractly singing.
of the temple 1964
{1964} Prime
Probably from H3201 (in the sense of capacity); a large public building, such as a palace or temple.
shall be howlings 3213
{3213} Prime
A primitive root; to howl (with a wailing tone) or yell (with a boisterous one).
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
in that x1931
(1931) Complement
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.
day, 3117
{3117} Prime
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).
saith 5002
{5002} Prime
From H5001; an oracle.
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
ny אֲדֹנָי 136
{0136} Prime
An emphatic form of H0113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only).
Yhw יָהוֶה: 3069
{3069} Prime
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).
[there shall be] many 7227
{7227} Prime
By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
dead bodies 6297
{6297} Prime
From H6296; a carcase (as limp), whether of man or beast; figuratively an idolatrous image.
in every x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
place; 4725
{4725} Prime
From H6965; properly a standing, that is, a spot; but used widely of a locality (generally or specifically); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind).
they shall cast [them] forth 7993
{7993} Prime
A primitive root; to throw out, down or away (literally or figuratively).
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
with silence. 2013
{2013} Prime
A primitive root; to hush.
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Amos 8:3

_ _ songs of ... temple — (Amos 5:23). The joyous hymns in the temple of Judah (or rather, in the Beth-el “royal temple,” Amos 7:13; for the allusion is to Israel, not Judah, throughout this chapter) shall be changed into “howlings.” Grotius translates, “palace”; compare Amos 6:5, as to the songs there. But Amos 5:23, and Amos 7:13, favor English Version.

_ _ they shall cast them forth with silence — not as the Margin, “be silent.” It is an adverb, “silently.” There shall be such great slaughter as even to prevent the bodies being buried [Calvin]. There shall be none of the usual professional mourners (Amos 5:16), but the bodies will be cast out in silence. Perhaps also is meant that terror, both of God (compare Amos 6:10) and of the foe, shall close their lips.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Amos 8:1-3.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Amos 8:3

With silence — So great will be the cruelty of the enemy, that they dare not bury them, or if they do, it must be undiscerned.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Amos 8:3

And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: [there shall be] many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast [them] forth with (b) silence.

(b) There will be none left to mourn for them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the songs:

Amos 8:10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only [son], and the end thereof as a bitter day.
Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
Hosea 10:5-6 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof [that] rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it. ... It shall be also carried unto Assyria [for] a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
Joel 1:5 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.
Joel 1:11 Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished.
Joel 1:13 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.
Zechariah 11:1-3 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. ... [There is] a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled.

shall be howlings:
Heb. shall howl


Amos 4:10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they [were] all dead corpses.
Jeremiah 9:21-22 For death is come up into our windows, [and] is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, [and] the young men from the streets. ... Speak, Thus saith the LORD, Even the carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather [them].
Nahum 3:3 The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and [there is] a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and [there is] none end of [their] corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:

they shall:

Amos 6:9-10 And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die. ... 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.
Jeremiah 22:18 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, [saying], Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! they shall not lament for him, [saying], Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!

with silence:
Heb. be silent,
Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This [is it] that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.
Psalms 39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst [it].
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Lv 10:3. Ps 39:9. Is 37:36. Jr 9:21; 22:18. Ho 10:5. Jol 1:5, 11, 13. Am 4:10; 5:23; 6:9; 8:10. Na 3:3. Zc 11:1.

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