Amos 3:13
New International Version
"Hear this and testify against the descendants of Jacob," declares the Lord, the LORD God Almighty.

New Living Translation
“Now listen to this, and announce it throughout all Israel,” says the Lord, the LORD God of Heaven’s Armies.

English Standard Version
“Hear, and testify against the house of Jacob,” declares the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,

Berean Study Bible
Hear and testify against the house of Jacob, declares the Lord GOD, the God of Hosts.

King James Bible
Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,

New King James Version
Hear and testify against the house of Jacob,” Says the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,

New American Standard Bible
“Hear and testify against the house of Jacob,” Declares the Lord GOD, the God of armies.

NASB 1995
"Hear and testify against the house of Jacob," Declares the Lord GOD, the God of hosts.

NASB 1977
“Hear and testify against the house of Jacob,” Declares the Lord GOD, the God of hosts.

Amplified Bible
“Hear and testify against the house of Jacob,” Says the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,

Christian Standard Bible
Listen and testify against the house of Jacob — this is the declaration of the Lord GOD, the God of Armies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen and testify against the house of Jacob-- this is the declaration of the Lord GOD, the God of Hosts.

American Standard Version
Hear ye, and testify against the house of Jacob, saith the Lord Jehovah, the God of hosts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear and testify in the house of Yaqob, says The Lord of Lords, the Almighty God of Israel

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hear, O ye priests, and testify to the house of Jacob, saith the Lord God Almighty.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD God All-Powerful told me to speak this message against Jacob's descendants:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord the God of hosts:

English Revised Version
Hear ye, and testify against the house of Jacob, saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts.

Good News Translation
Listen now, and warn the descendants of Jacob," says the Sovereign LORD Almighty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen, and testify against the descendants of Jacob, declares the Almighty LORD, the God of Armies.

International Standard Version
"Listen and testify against the house of Jacob," declares the Lord GOD, the God of the Heavenly Armies,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear ye, and testify against the house of Jacob, Saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts.

Literal Standard Version
Hear and testify to the house of Jacob,” "" A declaration of Lord YHWH, God of Hosts.

NET Bible
Listen and warn the family of Jacob! The sovereign LORD, the God who commands armies, is speaking!

New Heart English Bible
"Listen, and testify against the house of Jacob," says the Lord GOD, the God of hosts.

World English Bible
"Listen, and testify against the house of Jacob," says the Lord Yahweh, the God of Armies.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear ye and testify to the house of Jacob, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, God of Hosts.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Witnesses Against Israel
12This is what the LORD says: “As the shepherd snatches from the mouth of the lion two legs or a piece of an ear, so the Israelites dwelling in Samaria will be rescued having just the corner of a bed or the cushion of a couch. 13Hear and testify against the house of Jacob, declares the Lord GOD, the God of Hosts. 14On the day I punish Israel for their transgressions, I will visit destruction on the altars of Bethel; the horns of the altar will be cut off, and they will fall to the ground.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 2:7
But speak My words to them, whether they listen or refuse to listen, for they are rebellious.

Amos 3:14
On the day I punish Israel for their transgressions, I will visit destruction on the altars of Bethel; the horns of the altar will be cut off, and they will fall to the ground.


Treasury of Scripture

Hear you, and testify in the house of Jacob, said the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,

and testify.

Deuteronomy 8:19
And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.

Deuteronomy 30:18,19
I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it…

2 Kings 17:13,15
Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets…

the Lord.

Amos 5:27
Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

Joshua 22:22
The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the LORD, (save us not this day,)

Isaiah 1:24
Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:









(13) Hear ye.--Addressed to the foreign nations Egypt and Philistia referred to in Amos 3:9.

Verse 13. - Hear ye; Septuagint, Ἱερεῖς ἀκούσατε, "Hear, O ye priests." The address is to the heathen, already summoned (ver. 9) to witness the sins of Israel, and now called to witness her punishment, In the house; better, against the house of Jacob, the tribes of Israel (ver. 1). God of hosts. God of the powers of heaven and earth, and therefore able to execute his threats. Septuagint, ὁ Παντοκράτωρ, "the Almighty."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Hear
שִׁמְע֥וּ (šim·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

and testify
וְהָעִ֖ידוּ (wə·hā·‘î·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 5749: To duplicate, repeat, to protest, testify, to encompass, restore

against the house
בְּבֵ֣ית (bə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of Jacob,
יַֽעֲקֹ֑ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֥י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

GOD,
יְהוִ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

the God
אֱלֹהֵ֥י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of Hosts.
הַצְּבָאֽוֹת׃ (haṣ·ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - common plural
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign


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