Amos 6:11
New International Version
For the LORD has given the command, and he will smash the great house into pieces and the small house into bits.

New Living Translation
When the LORD gives the command, homes both great and small will be smashed to pieces.

English Standard Version
For behold, the LORD commands, and the great house shall be struck down into fragments, and the little house into bits.

Berean Study Bible
For the LORD gives a command: “The great house will be smashed to pieces, and the small house to rubble.”

King James Bible
For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.

New King James Version
For behold, the LORD gives a command: He will break the great house into bits, And the little house into pieces.

New American Standard Bible
For behold, the LORD is going to command that the great house be smashed to pieces, and the small house to rubble.

NASB 1995
For behold, the LORD is going to command that the great house be smashed to pieces and the small house to fragments.

NASB 1977
For behold, the LORD is going to command that the great house be smashed to pieces and the small house to fragments.

Amplified Bible
For behold, the LORD is going to command that the great house be smashed to pieces and the small house to fragments.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD commands: The large house will be smashed to pieces, and the small house to rubble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD commands: The large house will be smashed to pieces, and the small house to rubble.

American Standard Version
For, behold, Jehovah commandeth, and the great house shall be smitten with breaches, and the little house with clefts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because, behold, LORD JEHOVAH shall go out and he shall strike the great house and he shall shake it and the little house, and he shall empty it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For, behold, the Lord commands, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with rents.

Contemporary English Version
At the LORD's command, houses great and small will be smashed to pieces.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For behold the Lord hath commanded, and he will strike the greater house with breaches, and the lesser house with clefts.

English Revised Version
For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and the great house shall be smitten with breaches, and the little house with clefts.

Good News Translation
When the LORD gives the command, houses large and small will be smashed to pieces.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is going to give the command to level big houses and flatten little houses.

International Standard Version
For indeed, the LORD is giving the command— and he will smash the large house to rubble and the small house into bits.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For, behold, the LORD commandeth, And the great house shall be smitten into splinters, And the little house into chips.

Literal Standard Version
For behold, YHWH is commanding, "" And He has struck the great house [with] breaches, "" And the little house [with] clefts.

NET Bible
Indeed, look! The LORD is giving the command. He will smash the large house to bits, and the small house into little pieces.

New Heart English Bible
"For, look, the LORD commands, and the great house will be smashed to pieces, and the little house into bits.

World English Bible
"For, behold, Yahweh commands, and the great house will be smashed to pieces, and the little house into bits.

Young's Literal Translation
For lo, Jehovah is commanding, And He hath smitten the great house with breaches, And the little house with clefts.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Pride of Israel
10And when the relative who is to burn the bodies picks them up to remove them from the house, he will call to one inside, “Is anyone else with you?” “None,” that person will answer. “Silence,” the relative will retort, “for the name of the LORD must not be invoked.” 11For the LORD gives a command: “The great house will be smashed to pieces, and the small house to rubble.” 12“Do horses gallop on the cliffs? Does one plow the sea with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood—…

Cross References
2 Kings 25:9
He burned down the house of the LORD, the royal palace, and all the houses of Jerusalem--every significant building.

Isaiah 55:11
so My word that proceeds from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it.

Amos 3:15
I will tear down the winter house along with the summer house; the houses of ivory will also perish, and the great houses will come to an end," declares the LORD.

Amos 5:11
Therefore, because you trample on the poor and exact from him a tax of grain, you will never live in the stone houses you have built; you will never drink the wine from the lush vineyards you have planted.

Malachi 1:4
Though Edom may say, "We have been devastated, but we will rebuild the ruins," this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Land of Wickedness, and a people with whom the LORD is indignant forever.


Treasury of Scripture

For, behold, the LORD commands, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.

the Lord.

Amos 3:6,7
Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it? …

Amos 9:1,9
I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered…

Psalm 105:16,31,34
Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread…

he will.

Amos 6:8
The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.

Amos 3:15
And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith the LORD.

2 Kings 25:9
And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt he with fire.

breaches.

Ecclesiastes 10:18
By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.









(11) Breaches.--For this read ruins. (See end of Note on Amos 6:8.) The overthrow of all classes of the population is here referred to.

Verse 11. - The prophet confirms the judgment denounced in ver. 8. The Lord commandeth, and he will smite. The expression, thus taken, implies that God executes his commands through the ministers of his judgment; but it may well be rendered, "and men shall smite" (comp. Amos 9:9). Breaches... clefts. The great palace requires a breach to bring it to the ground; the little but is ruined by a small rent or cleft. All houses, great and small, shall be smitten. Possibly Israel and Judah are signified respectively by "the great house" and "the little house" (comp. Amos 9:11); and their treatment by the Assyrians may be thus symbolized.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

gives a command:
מְצַוֶּ֔ה (mə·ṣaw·weh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

“The great
הַגָּד֖וֹל (hag·gā·ḏō·wl)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

house
הַבַּ֥יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

will be smashed
וְהִכָּ֛ה (wə·hik·kāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

to pieces,
רְסִיסִ֑ים (rə·sî·sîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7447: Dripping to pieces, a ruin, a dew-drop

and the small
הַקָּטֹ֖ן (haq·qā·ṭōn)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6996: Small, young, unimportant

house
וְהַבַּ֥יִת (wə·hab·ba·yiṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

to rubble.”
בְּקִעִֽים׃ (bə·qi·‘îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1233: Fissure, breach


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