Amos 5:14
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New International Version
Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.

New Living Translation
Do what is good and run from evil so that you may live! Then the LORD God of Heaven's Armies will be your helper, just as you have claimed.

English Standard Version
Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said.

New American Standard Bible
Seek good and not evil, that you may live; And thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you, Just as you have said!

King James Bible
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Seek good and not evil so that you may live, and the LORD, the God of Hosts, will be with you, as you have claimed.

International Standard Version
Pursue good and not evil, so that you may live, and this is what will happen: The LORD God of the Heavenly Armies will be with you, as you have been claiming.

NET Bible
Seek good and not evil so you can live! Then the LORD, the God who commands armies, just might be with you, as you claim he is.

New Heart English Bible
Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you say.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Search for good instead of evil so that you may live. Then the LORD God of Armies will be with you, as you have said.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live; And so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, as ye say.

New American Standard 1977
Seek good and not evil, that you may live;
            And thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you,
            Just as you have said!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Seek that which is good, and not that which is evil that ye may live; and so the LORD, the God of the hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.

King James 2000 Bible
Seek good, and not evil, that you may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as you have spoken.

American King James Version
Seek good, and not evil, that you may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as you have spoken.

American Standard Version
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live; and so Jehovah, the God of hosts, will be with you, as ye say.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seek ye good, and not evil, that you may live: and the Lord the God of hosts will be with you, as you have said.

Darby Bible Translation
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live; and so Jehovah, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye say.

English Revised Version
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye say.

Webster's Bible Translation
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.

World English Bible
Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so Yahweh, the God of Armies, will be with you, as you say.

Young's Literal Translation
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live, And it is so; Jehovah, God of Hosts, is with you, as ye said.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:7-17 The same almighty power can, for repenting sinners, easily turn affliction and sorrow into prosperity and joy, and as easily turn the prosperity of daring sinners into utter darkness. Evil times will not bear plain dealing; that is, evil men will not. And these men were evil men indeed, when wise and good men thought it in vain even to speak to them. Those who will seek and love that which is good, may help to save the land from ruin. It behoves us to plead God's spiritual promises, to beseech him to create in us a clean heart, and to renew a right spirit within us. The Lord is ever ready to be gracious to the souls that seek him; and then piety and every duty will be attended to. But as for sinful Israel, God's judgments had often passed by them, now they shall pass through them.
Study Bible
A Call to Repentance
13Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time. 14Seek good and not evil, that you may live; And thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you, Just as you have said! 15Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the LORD God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.…
Cross References
Amos 5:6
"Seek the LORD that you may live, Or He will break forth like a fire, O house of Joseph, And it will consume with none to quench it for Bethel,

Micah 3:11
Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money. Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."

Zephaniah 2:3
Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.
Treasury of Scripture

Seek good, and not evil, that you may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as you have spoken.

Seek.

Psalm 34:12-16 What man is he that desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good…

Proverbs 11:27 He that diligently seeks good procures favor: but he that seeks mischief, …

Isaiah 1:16,17 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before …

Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor …

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require …

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and …

Romans 2:7-9 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

and so.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Genesis 39:2,3,23 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he …

Exodus 3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token …

Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not …

1 Chronicles 28:20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, …

2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear you me, Asa, and …

Psalm 46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, …

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

Philippians 4:8,9 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are …

2 Timothy 4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

as.

Numbers 16:3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, …

Isaiah 48:1,2 Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of …

Jeremiah 7:3,4 Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and …

Micah 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach …

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