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Amos 9:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, The evil shall not overtake nor meet us.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “All the sinners of My people will die by the sword, Those who say, ‘The calamity will not overtake or confront us.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, The evil shall not overtake nor fall upon us.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, Evil shall not overtake nor befall us.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— By the sword, shall die all the sinners of my people,—who say, The calamity, shall not overtake and close in before us.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— By sword die do all sinners of My people, Who are saying, 'Not overtake, or go before, For our sakes, doth evil.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— All the sinners of my people shall fall by the sword: who say: The evils shall not approach, and shall not come upon us.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say: The euill shall not ouertake nor preuent vs.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, Calamities shall certainly not draw near, nor come upon us.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
All x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the sinners 2400
{2400} Prime
חַטָּא
chatta'
{khat-taw'}
Intensive from H2398; a criminal, or one accounted guilty.
of my people 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
shall die 4191
{4191} Prime
מָמוֹת
muwth
{mooth}
A primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively to kill.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
by the sword, 2719
{2719} Prime
חֶרֶב
chereb
{kheh'-reb}
From H2717; drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement.
which say, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
The 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.
shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
overtake 5066
{5066} Prime
נגשׁ
nagash
{naw-gash'}
A primitive root; to be or come (causatively bring) near (for any purpose); euphemistically to lie with a woman; as an enemy, to attack; religiously to worship; causatively to present; figuratively to adduce an argument; by reversal, to stand back.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
nor prevent 6923
{6923} Prime
קָדַם
qadam
{kaw-dam'}
A primitive root; to project (one self), that is, precede; hence to anticipate, hasten, meet (usually for help).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
x1157
(1157) Complement
בַּעַד
b@`ad
{beh-ad'}
From H5704 with prepositional prefix; in up to or over against; generally at, beside, among, behind, for, etc.
us.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Amos 9:10

_ _ All the sinners — answering to the chaff in the image in Amos 9:9, which falls on the earth, in opposition “to the grain” that does not “fall.”

_ _ overtake ... us — “come on us from behind” [Maurer].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Amos 9:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Amos 9:10

All the sinners — The great, notorious sinners. The evil — Is far off, we shall die first, and be safe in the grave.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the sinners:

Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
Ezekiel 20:38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
Ezekiel 34:16-17 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up [that which was] broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment. ... And [as for] you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.
Zephaniah 3:11-13 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain. ... The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make [them] afraid.
Zechariah 13:8-9 And it shall come to pass, [that] in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off [and] die; but the third shall be left therein. ... And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It [is] my people: and they shall say, The LORD [is] my God.
Malachi 3:2-5 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he [is] like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: ... And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in [his] wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger [from his right], and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Matthew 3:10-12 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. ... Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
Matthew 13:41-42 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; ... And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:49-50 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, ... And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

The evil:

Amos 6:1 Woe to them [that are] at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, [which are] named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!
Amos 6:3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
Psalms 10:11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see [it].
Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
Isaiah 5:19 That say, Let him make speed, [and] hasten his work, that we may see [it]: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know [it]!
Isaiah 28:14-15 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which [is] in Jerusalem. ... Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
Isaiah 56:12 Come ye, [say they], I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, [and] much more abundant.
Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
Malachi 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, [they that] tempt God are even delivered.
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Ps 10:11. Ec 8:11. Is 5:19; 28:14; 33:14; 56:12. Jr 18:18. Ezk 20:38; 34:16. Am 6:1, 3. Zp 3:11. Zc 13:8. Mal 3:2, 15; 4:1. Mt 3:10; 13:41, 49.

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