New Living Translation
"From among all the families on the earth, I have been intimate with you alone. That is why I must punish you for all your sins."
King James Bible
You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
Darby Bible Translation
You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore will I visit upon you all your iniquities.
World English Bible
"You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth. Therefore I will punish you for all of your sins."
Young's Literal Translation
Only you I have known of all families of the land, Therefore I charge on you all your iniquities.
Amos 3:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:2 Know - Chosen, adopted to be my peculiar ones. Therefore - Because you have all these obligations and abused all these mercies.
LibraryWhether by the Divine Revelation a Prophet Knows all that Can be Known Prophetically?
Objection 1: It would seem that by the Divine revelation a prophet knows all that can be known prophetically. For it is written (Amos 3:7): "The Lord God doth nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets." Now whatever is revealed prophetically is something done by God. Therefore there is not one of them but what is revealed to the prophet. Objection 2: Further, "God's works are perfect" (Dt. 32:4). Now prophecy is a "Divine revelation," as stated above (A). Therefore …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether a Good Life is Requisite for Prophecy?
Whether the Supreme Good, God, is the Cause of Evil?
The Carcass and the Eagles
There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil--for the Jew first and also for the Gentile.
1 Corinthians 8:3
But the person who loves God is the one whom God recognizes.
1 Peter 4:17
For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God's household. And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God's Good News?
I have singled him out so that he will direct his sons and their families to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just. Then I will do for Abraham all that I have promised."
Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me.
And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.' This is the message you must give to the people of Israel."
"Now search all of history, from the time God created people on the earth until now, and search from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything as great as this ever been seen or heard before?
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