New Living Translation
The Sovereign LORD has sworn by his own name, and this is what he, the LORD God of Heaven's Armies, says: "I despise the arrogance of Israel, and I hate their fortresses. I will give this city and everything in it to their enemies."
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
The Lord Jehovah hath sworn by himself, saith Jehovah, the God of hosts, I abhor the pride of Jacob, and hate his palaces; and I will deliver up the city with all that is therein.
World English Bible
"The Lord Yahweh has sworn by himself," says Yahweh, the God of Armies: "I abhor the pride of Jacob, and detest his fortresses. Therefore I will deliver up the city with all that is in it.
Young's Literal Translation
Sworn hath the Lord Jehovah by Himself, An affirmation of Jehovah, God of Hosts: I am abominating the excellency of Jacob, And his high places I have hated, And I have delivered up the city and its fulness.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:8 The excellency - All that the seed of Jacob accounts a glory and excellency to them, all their external privileges and worship.
LibraryThe Prophet Amos.
GENERAL PRELIMINARY REMARKS. It will not be necessary to extend our preliminary remarks on the prophet Amos, since on the main point--viz., the circumstances under which he appeared as a prophet--the introduction to the prophecies of Hosea may be regarded as having been written for those of Amos also. For, according to the inscription, they belong to the same period at which Hosea's prophetic ministry began, viz., the latter part of the reign of Jeroboam II., and after Uzziah had ascended the …
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The Wrath of God
"This is what the LORD says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your son, your only son, I swear by my own name that
I will destroy your pagan shrines and knock down your places of worship. I will leave your lifeless corpses piled on top of your lifeless idols, and I will despise you.
"The LORD saw this and drew back, provoked to anger by his own sons and daughters.
He chose the Promised Land as our inheritance, the proud possession of Jacob's descendants, whom he loves. Interlude
When God heard them, he was very angry, and he completely rejected Israel.
That is why the LORD's anger burned against his people, and he abhorred his own special possession.
My chosen people have roared at me like a lion of the forest, so I have treated them with contempt.
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