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.”

Berean Study Bible
For they know not how to do right—declares the LORD—those who store up violence and destruction in their citadels.’”

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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD has said that they don't even know how to do right. They have become rich from violence and robbery.

Good News Translation
The LORD says, "These people fill their mansions with things taken by crime and violence. They don't even know how to be honest.

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 to the citadels of Ashdod as well as the citadels of Egypt: ‘Assemble on the mountains of Samaria; see the great unrest in the city and the acts of oppression in her midst. 10For they know not how to do right— declares the LORD— those who store up violence and destruction in their citadels.’” 11Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: “An enemy will surround the land; he will pull down your strongholds and plunder your citadels.”…
Cross References
Psalm 14:4
Will the workers of iniquity never learn? They devour my people like bread; they refuse to call upon the LORD.

Jeremiah 4:22
"For My people are fools; they have not known Me. They are foolish children, without understanding. They are skilled in doing evil, but they do not know how to do good."

Ezekiel 8:17
And He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Is it not enough for the house of Judah to commit the abominations they are practicing here, that they must also fill the land with violence and continually provoke Me to anger? Look, they are even putting the branch to their nose!

Ezekiel 18:7
He does not oppress another, but returns his pledge to the debtor. He 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 extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and needy, and exploited the foreign resident without justice.

Amos 5:7
You who turn justice into wormwood and cast righteousness to the ground--

Amos 6:3
You dismiss the day of calamity and bring near a reign of violence.

Amos 6:8
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself--the LORD, the God of Hosts, has declared: "I abhor Jacob's pride and detest his citadels, so I will deliver up the city and everything in it."

Amos 6:12
"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--

Micah 6:10
Can I forget any longer, O house of the wicked, the treasures of wickedness and the short ephah, which is accursed?

Habakkuk 2:8
Because you have plundered many nations, the remnant of the people will plunder you for your bloodshed against man and your violence against the land and city and all their dwellers.

Zephaniah 1:9
On that day I will punish all who leap over the threshold, who fill the house of their master with violence and deceit.

Zechariah 5:3
Then he told me, "This is the curse that is going out over the face of all the land, for according to one side of the scroll, every thief will be removed; and according to the other side, everyone who swears falsely will be removed.

Zechariah 5:4
I will send it out, declares the LORD of Hosts, and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of him who swears falsely by My name. It will remain inside his house and destroy it, down to its timbers and its stones."

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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