Amos 5:2
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New International Version
"Fallen is Virgin Israel, never to rise again, deserted in her own land, with no one to lift her up."

New Living Translation
"The virgin Israel has fallen, never to rise again! She lies abandoned on the ground, with no one to help her up."

English Standard Version
“Fallen, no more to rise, is the virgin Israel; forsaken on her land, with none to raise her up.”

New American Standard Bible
She has fallen, she will not rise again-- The virgin Israel. She lies neglected on her land; There is none to raise her up.

King James Bible
The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She has fallen; Virgin Israel will never rise again. She lies abandoned on her land, with no one to raise her up.

International Standard Version
Fallen is Israel the virgin—never to rise again! She is abandoned on her own land, with no one to raise her up.'

NET Bible
"The virgin Israel has fallen down and will not get up again. She is abandoned on her own land with no one to help her get up."

New Heart English Bible
"The virgin of Israel has fallen; She shall rise no more. She is cast down on her land; there is no one to raise her up."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people of Israel have fallen, never to rise again. They lie abandoned in their own land. There is no one to help them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The virgin of Israel is fallen, She shall no more rise; She is cast down upon her land, There is none to raise her up.

New American Standard 1977
She has fallen, she will not rise again—
            The virgin Israel.
            She lies neglected on her land;
            There is none to raise her up.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The virgin of Israel has fallen; she shall not be able to rise again: she was forsaken upon her land; there is no one to raise her up.

King James 2000 Bible
The virgin of Israel has fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

American King James Version
The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken on her land; there is none to raise her up.

American Standard Version
The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is cast down upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The virgin of Israel is cast down upon her land, there is none to raise her up.

Darby Bible Translation
The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more arise: she is cast down upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

English Revised Version
The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is cast down upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

Webster's Bible Translation
The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise! she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

World English Bible
"The virgin of Israel has fallen; She shall rise no more. She is cast down on her land; there is no one to raise her up."

Young's Literal Translation
'Fallen, not again to rise, hath the virgin of Israel, Left on her land -- she hath no raiser up.'
Study Bible
A Lament for Israel
1Hear this word which I take up for you as a dirge, O house of Israel: 2She has fallen, she will not rise again-- The virgin Israel. She lies neglected on her land; There is none to raise her up. 3For thus says the Lord GOD, "The city which goes forth a thousand strong Will have a hundred left, And the one which goes forth a hundred strong Will have ten left to the house of Israel."…
Cross References
Isaiah 51:18
There is none to guide her among all the sons she has borne, Nor is there one to take her by the hand among all the sons she has reared.

Jeremiah 8:4
"You shall say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, "Do men fall and not get up again? Does one turn away and not repent?

Jeremiah 14:17
"You will say this word to them, 'Let my eyes flow down with tears night and day, And let them not cease; For the virgin daughter of my people has been crushed with a mighty blow, With a sorely infected wound.

Jeremiah 50:32
"The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set fire to his cities And it will devour all his environs."

Amos 8:14
"As for those who swear by the guilt of Samaria, Who say, 'As your god lives, O Dan,' And, 'As the way of Beersheba lives,' They will fall and not rise again."
Treasury of Scripture

The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken on her land; there is none to raise her up.

virgin.

Isaiah 37:22 This is the word which the LORD has spoken concerning him; The virgin, …

Jeremiah 14:17 Therefore you shall say this word to them; Let my eyes run down with …

Jeremiah 18:13 Therefore thus said the LORD; Ask you now among the heathen, who …

Jeremiah 31:4 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin of Israel: …

Lamentations 2:13 What thing shall I take to witness for you? what thing shall I liken …

is fallen.

2 Kings 15:29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, …

2 Kings 17:16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made …

Isaiah 3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue …

Hosea 14:1 O Israel, return to the LORD your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity.

she shall.

Isaiah 14:21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; …

Isaiah 24:20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed …

Isaiah 43:17 Which brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; …

Jeremiah 51:64 And you shall say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from …

she is.

Jeremiah 4:20 Destruction on destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: …

none.

Amos 7:2-5 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the …

Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, …

Isaiah 51:17,18 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which have drunk at the hand …

Jeremiah 2:27 Saying to a stock, You are my father; and to a stone, You have brought …

Jeremiah 30:12-14 For thus said the LORD, Your bruise is incurable, and your wound is grievous…

Lamentations 1:16-19 For these things I weep; my eye, my eye runs down with water, because …

Ezekiel 16:36,37 Thus said the Lord GOD; Because your filthiness was poured out…

Hosea 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise …

(2) Forsaken.--Or rather dashed to the earth. "Virgin" is a feminine designation of Israel poetically expressive of grace and beauty. Comp. the epithet "daughter of Zion," nations and cities being represented by a feminine personification. She is not annihilated, but obliterated as a nation.

Verse 2. - The virgin of Israel; i.e. the virgin Israel; so called, not as having been pure and faithful to God, but as tenderly treated and guarded from enemies (comp. Isaiah 23:12; Isaiah 47:1; Jeremiah 14:17). Is fallen (comp. 2 Samuel 1:19); she shall no more rise. This is apparently a contradiction to the promise of restoration elsewhere expressed, but is to be explained either as referring exclusively to the ten tribes, very few of whom returned from exile, and to the kingdom of Israel which was never reestablished; or, as Pseudo-Rufinus says, "Ita debemus accipere quod lugentis affectu cumulatius aetimavit illata discrimina sicque funditus appellasse deletos, quos ex majore videret parte contritos." Forsaken upon her land; better, she shall be dashed upon her own land; her own soil shall witness her ruin - that soil which was "virgin," unconquered, and her own possession. The virgin of Israel is fallen,.... The kingdom of Israel, so called, because it had never been subdued, or become subject to a foreign power, since it was a kingdom; or because, considered in its ecclesiastic state, it had been espoused to the Lord as a chaste virgin; and perhaps this may be ironically spoken, and refers to its present adulterate and degenerated state worshipping the calves at Dan and Bethel; or else because of its wealth and riches and the splendour and gaiety in which it appeared; but now, as it had fallen into sin and iniquity, it should quickly fall by it, and on account of it, into ruin and misery; and because of the certainty of it it is represented as if it was already fallen:

she shall no more rise; and become a kingdom again, as it never has as yet, since the ten tribes were carried away captive by Shalmaneser king of Assyria, to which calamity this prophecy refers, The Targum is,

"shall not rise again this year;''

very impertinently; better Kimchi and Ben Melech, for a long time; since as they think, and many others, that the ten tribes shall return again, as may seem when all Israel shall be converted and saved, and repossess their own land; see Hosea 1:10. Abendana produces a passage out of Zohar, in which these words are interpreted, that the virgin of Israel should not rise again of herself, she not having power to prevail over her enemies; but God will raise her up out of the dust, when he shall raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, who shall reign in future time over all the tribes together, as it is said in Amos 9:11;

she is forsaken upon her land; by her people, her princes, and her God; or prostrate on the ground, as the Targum; she was cast upon the ground, and dashed to pieces by the enemy as an earthen vessel, and there left, her ruin being irrecoverable; so whatever is cast and scattered, or dashed to pieces on the ground, and left, is expressed by the word here used, as Jarchi observes:

there is none to raise her up: her princes and people are either slain by the sword, famine, and pestilence, or carried captive, and so can yield her no assistance; her idols whom she worshipped cannot, and her God she forsook will not. 2. virgin of Israel—the Israelite state heretofore unsubdued by foreigners. Compare Isa 23:12; Jer 18:13; 31:4, 21; La 2:13; may be interpreted, Thou who wast once the "virgin daughter of Zion." Rather, "virgin" as applied to a state implies its beauty, and the delights on which it prides itself, its luxuries, power, and wealth [Calvin].

no more rise—in the existing order of things: in the Messianic dispensation it is to rise again, according to many prophecies. Compare 2Ki 6:23; 24:7, for the restricted sense of "no more."

forsaken upon her land—or, "prostrated upon," etc. (compare Eze 29:5; 32:4) [Maurer].5:1-6 The convincing, awakening word must be heard and heeded, as well as words of comfort and peace; for whether we hear or forbear, the word of God shall take effect. The Lord still proclaims mercy to men, but they often expect deliverance from such self-invented forms as make their condemnation sure. While they refuse to come to Christ and to seek mercy in and by him, that they may live, the fire of Divine wrath breaks forth upon them. Men may make an idol of the world, but will find it cannot protect.
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