Amos 4:8
New International Version
People staggered from town to town for water but did not get enough to drink, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
People staggered from town to town looking for water, but there was never enough. But still you would not return to me,” says the LORD.

English Standard Version
so two or three cities would wander to another city to drink water, and would not be satisfied; yet you did not return to me,” declares the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
People staggered from city to city for water to drink, but they were not satisfied; yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"So two or three cities would stagger to another city to drink water, But would not be satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.

King James Bible
So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
Two or three cities staggered to another city to drink water but were not satisfied, yet you did not return to me. This is the LORD's declaration.

Contemporary English Version
People from two or three towns would go to a town that still had water, but it wasn't enough. Even then you rejected me. I, the LORD, have spoken!

Good News Translation
Weak with thirst, the people of several cities went to a city where they hoped to find water, but there was not enough to drink. Still you did not come back to me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Two or three cities staggered to another city to drink water but were not satisfied, yet you did not return to Me. This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
So the people of two or three cities staggered away to another city in order to obtain drinking water, but you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

NET Bible
People from two or three cities staggered into one city to get water, but remained thirsty. Still you did not come back to me." The LORD is speaking!

New Heart English Bible
So two or three cities staggered to one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet you haven't returned to me," says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So people from two or three cities staggered as they walked to another city in order to get a drink of water. But they couldn't get enough. And you still didn't return to me, declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So two or three cities wandered unto one city To drink water, and were not satisfied; Yet have ye not returned unto Me, Saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“So two or three cities would stagger to another city to drink water, But would not be satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So two or three cities wandered unto one city to drink water, but they were not satisfied, yet ye have not returned unto me, said the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
So two or three cities wandered to one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have you not returned unto me, says the LORD.

American King James Version
So two or three cities wandered to one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have you not returned to me, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
So two or three cities wandered unto one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the inhabitants of two or three cities shall be gathered to one city to drink water, and they shall not be satisfied: yet ye have not returned to me, saith the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And two and three cities went to one city to drink water, and were not filled: yet you returned not to me, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And two, three, cities wandered unto one city, to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
So two or three cities wandered unto one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
So two or three cities wandered to one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned to me, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
So two or three cities staggered to one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet you haven't returned to me," says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And wandered have two or three cities, Unto the same city to drink water, And they are not satisfied, And ye have not turned back unto Me, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Study Bible
Punishment Brings No Repentance
7“I also withheld the rain from you when the harvest was three months away. I sent rain on one city but withheld it from another. One field received rain while one without rain withered. 8People staggered from city to city for water to drink, but they were not satisfied; yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD. 9“I struck you with blight and mildew in your growing gardens and vineyards; the locust devoured your fig and olive trees, yet you did not return to Me,” declares the LORD.…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:5
Then Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go throughout the land to every spring and every valley. Perhaps we will find grass to keep the horses and mules alive so that we will not have to destroy any livestock."

Jeremiah 3:7
I thought that after she had done all these things, she would return to Me. But she did not return, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.

Jeremiah 14:4
The ground is cracked because no rain has fallen on the land. The farmers are ashamed; they cover their heads.

Ezekiel 4:16
Then He told me, "Son of man, I am going to cut off the supply of food in Jerusalem. They will anxiously eat bread rationed by weight, and in despair they will drink water by measure.

Ezekiel 4:17
So they will lack food and water; they will be appalled over the sight of one another wasting away in their iniquity.

Haggai 1:6
You have planted much but harvested little. You eat but never have enough. You drink but never have your fill. You put on clothes but never get warm. You earn wages to put into a bag pierced through."

Treasury of Scripture

So two or three cities wandered to one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have you not returned to me, said the LORD.

two.

1 Kings 18:5
And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.

Isaiah 41:17,18
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them…

Jeremiah 14:3
And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.

but.

Ezekiel 4:16
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment:

Micah 6:14
Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy casting down shall be in the midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; and that which thou deliverest will I give up to the sword.

Haggai 1:6
Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

yet.

Amos 4:6,9-11
And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD…

Jeremiah 23:14
I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

Hosea 7:10
And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.







Lexicon
People staggered
וְנָע֡וּ (wə·nā·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5128: To quiver, wave, waver, tremble, totter

from city
עָרִ֜ים (‘ā·rîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

city
עִ֥יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

for water
מַ֖יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

to drink,
לִשְׁתּ֥וֹת (liš·tō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

but they were not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

satisfied;
יִשְׂבָּ֑עוּ (yiś·bā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

yet you have not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

returned
שַׁבְתֶּ֥ם (šaḇ·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to Me,”
עָדַ֖י (‘ā·ḏay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

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

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
Verse 8. - This want of rain produced great dearth of water to drink, and persons had to go long distances to procure supplies. Wandered; literally trembled, staggered, as spent and exhausted by thirst. The word is used in Psalm 59:15; Psalm 109:10. The supply thus used was soon exhausted, and brought no permanent relief. 4:6-13 See the folly of carnal hearts; they wander from one creature to another, seeking for something to satisfy, and labour for that which satisfies not; yet, after all, they will not incline their ear to Him in whom they might find all they can want. Preaching the gospel is as rain, and every thing withers where this rain is wanting. It were well if people were as wise for their souls as they are for their bodies; and, when they have not this rain near, would go and seek it where it is to be had. As the Israelites persisted in rebellion and idolatry, the Lord was coming against them as an adversary. Ere long, we must meet our God in judgment; but we shall not be able to stand before him, if he tries us according to our doings. If we would prepare to meet our God with comfort, at the awful period of his coming, we must now meet him in Christ Jesus, the eternal Son of the Father, who came to save lost sinners. We must seek him while he is to be found.
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