Amos 3:10
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New International Version
"They do not know how to do right," declares the LORD, "who store up in their fortresses what they have plundered and looted."

New Living Translation
"My people have forgotten how to do right," says the LORD. "Their fortresses are filled with wealth taken by theft and violence.

English Standard Version
“They do not know how to do right,” declares the LORD, “those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.”

New American Standard Bible
"But they do not know how to do what is right," declares the LORD, "these who hoard up violence and devastation in their citadels."

King James Bible
For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The people are incapable of doing right-- this is the LORD's declaration-- those who store up violence and destruction in their citadels.

International Standard Version
Because they do not know how to act right," declares the LORD, "they are filling their strongholds with treasures that they took from others by violence into their fortified citadels."

NET Bible
"They do not know how to do what is right." (The LORD is speaking.) "They store up the spoils of destructive violence in their fortresses.

New Heart English Bible
"Indeed they do not know to do right," says the LORD, "Who hoard plunder and loot in their palaces."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who collect profits in their palaces through violent and destructive acts don't know how to do what is right, declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, Who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

New American Standard 1977
“But they do not know how to do what is right,” declares the LORD, “these who hoard up violence and devastation in their citadels.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For they do not know to do right, said the LORD, storing up violence and robbery in their palaces.

King James 2000 Bible
For they know not to do right, says the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

American King James Version
For they know not to do right, said the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

American Standard Version
For they know not to do right, saith Jehovah, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they have not known to do the right thing, saith the Lord, storing up iniquity, and robberies in their houses.

Darby Bible Translation
and they know not to do right, saith Jehovah, who store up violence and plunder in their palaces.

English Revised Version
For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

World English Bible
"Indeed they don't know to do right," says Yahweh, "Who hoard plunder and loot in their palaces."

Young's Literal Translation
And they have not known to act straightforwardly, An affirmation of Jehovah, Who are treasuring up violence and spoil in their palaces.
Study Bible
Witnesses against Israel
9Proclaim on the citadels in Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt and say, "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria and see the great tumults within her and the oppressions in her midst. 10"But they do not know how to do what is right," declares the LORD, "these who hoard up violence and devastation in their citadels." 11Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "An enemy, even one surrounding the land, Will pull down your strength from you And your citadels will be looted."…
Cross References
Psalm 14:4
Do all the workers of wickedness not know, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call upon the Lord?

Jeremiah 4:22
"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding. They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know."

Ezekiel 8:17
He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Is it too light a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they have committed here, that they have filled the land with violence and provoked Me repeatedly? For behold, they are putting the twig to their nose.

Ezekiel 18:7
if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,

Ezekiel 22:29
"The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice.

Amos 5:7
For those who turn justice into wormwood And cast righteousness down to the earth."

Amos 6:3
Do you put off the day of calamity, And would you bring near the seat of violence?

Amos 6:8
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself, the LORD God of hosts has declared: "I loathe the arrogance of Jacob, And detest his citadels; Therefore I will deliver up the city and all it contains."

Amos 6:12
Do horses run on rocks? Or does one plow them with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,

Micah 6:10
"Is there yet a man in the wicked house, Along with treasures of wickedness And a short measure that is cursed?
Treasury of Scripture

For they know not to do right, said the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

they.

Psalm 14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people …

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly …

Jeremiah 5:4 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they …

2 Peter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God …

who.

Habakkuk 2:8-11 Because you have spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people …

Zephaniah 1:9 In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, …

Zechariah 5:3,4 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face …

James 5:3,4 Your gold and silver is corroded; and the rust of them shall be a …

robbery. or, spoil.

(10) Know not to do right.--Not merely have lost the perception of what is and what is not right, but are indifferent to such distinctions. They know not and care not; the awful state of utter moral impotence, wherein not only the intellectual consciousness, but the impulses to action, are languid or even paralysed--a dead conscience! Nothing is more condemnatory than this brief sentence. The light within them is darkness.

Verse 10. - They know not how to do right. The Samaritans have lost all sense of justice, the foundation of social life (Jeremiah 4:22). LXX., Οὐκ ἔγνις α} ἔσται ἐναντίον αὐτῆς, "She knew not what things shall be before her." Store up violence; i.e. the fruits of violence and robbery (ταλαιπωρίαν, "misery," Septuagint), what they had wrung from the poor by oppression and rapine. For they know not to do right, saith the Lord,.... What is just and fight between man and man, no, not in one single instance; they did not regard it, or advert to it; they were under no concern about it; and were so much under the power of their lusts, that they knew not how to do it; and had used themselves so long to such wicked and unjust ways, that they had lost at least the practical knowledge of doing justice; they knew what was right in the theory, but not in the practice; bribes blinded their eyes; for this seems to design judges, civil magistrates, such who had the administration of justice and the execution Of the laws in their hands. The Targum is,

"they know not to execute the law;''

see Jeremiah 4:22;

who store up violence and robbery in their palaces; treasured up riches in their palaces, gotten in a violent way, by oppression and injustice; and which was no other, nor better, than robbery. This shows that persons in power and authority, that lived in palaces, in great splendour and grandeur, are here meant. 10. know not to do—Their moral corruption blinds their power of discernment so that they cannot do right (Jer 4:22). Not simple intellectual ignorance; the defect lay in the heart and will.

store up violence and robbery—that is, treasures obtained by "violence and robbery" (Pr 10:2).3:9-15 That power which is an instrument of unrighteousness, will justly be brought down and broken. What is got and kept wrongfully, will not be kept long. Some are at ease, but there will come a day of visitation, and in that day, all they are proud of, and put confidence in, shall fail them. God will inquire into the sins of which they have been guilty in their houses, the robbery they have stored up, and the luxury in which they lived. The pomp and pleasantness of men's houses, do not fortify against God's judgments, but make sufferings the more grievous and vexatious. Yet a remnant, according to the election of grace, will be secured by our great and good Shepherd, as from the jaws of destruction, in the worst times.
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