Amos 4:8
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New International Version
People staggered from town to town for water but did not get enough to drink, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
People staggered from town to town looking for water, but there was never enough. But still you would not return to me," says the LORD.

English Standard Version
so two or three cities would wander to another city to drink water, and would not be satisfied; yet you did not return to me,” declares the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
People staggered from city to city for water to drink, but they were not satisfied; yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"So two or three cities would stagger to another city to drink water, But would not be satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.

King James Bible
So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
Two or three cities staggered to another city to drink water but were not satisfied, yet you did not return to me. This is the LORD's declaration.

Contemporary English Version
People from two or three towns would go to a town that still had water, but it wasn't enough. Even then you rejected me. I, the LORD, have spoken!

Good News Translation
Weak with thirst, the people of several cities went to a city where they hoped to find water, but there was not enough to drink. Still you did not come back to me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Two or three cities staggered to another city to drink water but were not satisfied, yet you did not return to Me. This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
So the people of two or three cities staggered away to another city in order to obtain drinking water, but you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

NET Bible
People from two or three cities staggered into one city to get water, but remained thirsty. Still you did not come back to me." The LORD is speaking!

New Heart English Bible
So two or three cities staggered to one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet you haven't returned to me," says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So people from two or three cities staggered as they walked to another city in order to get a drink of water. But they couldn't get enough. And you still didn't return to me, declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So two or three cities wandered unto one city To drink water, and were not satisfied; Yet have ye not returned unto Me, Saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“So two or three cities would stagger to another city to drink water, But would not be satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So two or three cities wandered unto one city to drink water, but they were not satisfied, yet ye have not returned unto me, said the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
So two or three cities wandered to one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have you not returned unto me, says the LORD.

American King James Version
So two or three cities wandered to one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have you not returned to me, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
So two or three cities wandered unto one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And two and three cities went to one city to drink water, and were not filled: yet you returned not to me, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And two, three, cities wandered unto one city, to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
So two or three cities wandered unto one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
So two or three cities wandered to one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned to me, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
So two or three cities staggered to one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet you haven't returned to me," says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And wandered have two or three cities, Unto the same city to drink water, And they are not satisfied, And ye have not turned back unto Me, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Study Bible
Punishment Brings No Repentance
7“I also withheld the rain from you when the harvest was three months away. I sent rain on one city but withheld it from another. One field received rain while one without rain withered. 8People staggered from city to city for water to drink, but they were not satisfied; yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD. 9“I struck you with blight and mildew in your growing gardens and vineyards; the locust devoured your fig and olive trees, yet you did not return to Me,” declares the LORD.…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:5
Then Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go throughout the land to every spring and every valley. Perhaps we will find grass to keep the horses and mules alive so that we will not have to destroy any livestock.”

Jeremiah 3:7
I thought that after she had done all these things, she would return to Me. But she did not return, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.

Jeremiah 14:4
The ground is cracked because no rain has fallen on the land. The farmers are ashamed; they cover their heads.

Ezekiel 4:16
Then He told me, “Son of man, I am going to cut off the supply of food in Jerusalem. They will anxiously eat bread rationed by weight, and in despair they will drink water by measure.

Ezekiel 4:17
So they will lack food and water; they will be appalled over the sight of one another wasting away in their iniquity.

Haggai 1:6
You have planted much but harvested little. You eat but never have enough. You drink but never have your fill. You put on clothes but never get warm. You earn wages to put into a bag pierced through.”

Treasury of Scripture

So two or three cities wandered to one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have you not returned to me, said the LORD.

two.

1 Kings 18:5 And Ahab said to Obadiah, Go into the land, to all fountains of water, …

Isaiah 41:17,18 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their …

Jeremiah 14:3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they …

but.

Ezekiel 4:16 Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff …

Micah 6:14 You shall eat, but not be satisfied; and your casting down shall …

Haggai 1:6 You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not …

yet. See on ver.

Amos 4:6,9-11 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, …

Jeremiah 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: …

Hosea 7:10 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face: and they do not return …







Verse 8. - This want of rain produced great dearth of water to drink, and persons had to go long distances to procure supplies. Wandered; literally trembled, staggered, as spent and exhausted by thirst. The word is used in Psalm 59:15; Psalm 109:10. The supply thus used was soon exhausted, and brought no permanent relief. So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water,.... Two or three cities, that is, the inhabitants of them, being without water, went up and down in quest of any city or place where they could find water for themselves and cattle to drink:

but they were not satisfied; could not get enough for their present use and much less to carry back with them to supply them for any length of time; such a scarcity there was of it in other parts; see 1 Kings 18:5;

yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord; this had no more effect upon them than the other to relinquish their former courses, and return unto the Lord by humiliation and repentance. 8. three cities wandered—that is, the inhabitants of three cities (compare Jer 14:1-6). Grotius explains this verse and Am 4:7, "The rain fell on neighboring countries, but not on Israel, which marked the drought to be, not accidental, but the special judgment of God." The Israelites were obliged to leave their cities and homes to seek water at a distance [Calvin].4:6-13 See the folly of carnal hearts; they wander from one creature to another, seeking for something to satisfy, and labour for that which satisfies not; yet, after all, they will not incline their ear to Him in whom they might find all they can want. Preaching the gospel is as rain, and every thing withers where this rain is wanting. It were well if people were as wise for their souls as they are for their bodies; and, when they have not this rain near, would go and seek it where it is to be had. As the Israelites persisted in rebellion and idolatry, the Lord was coming against them as an adversary. Ere long, we must meet our God in judgment; but we shall not be able to stand before him, if he tries us according to our doings. If we would prepare to meet our God with comfort, at the awful period of his coming, we must now meet him in Christ Jesus, the eternal Son of the Father, who came to save lost sinners. We must seek him while he is to be found.



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