Amos 5:23
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

New Living Translation
Away with your noisy hymns of praise! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

English Standard Version
Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen.

New American Standard Bible
"Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.

King James Bible
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Take away from Me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

International Standard Version
Spare me your noisy singing— I will not listen to your musical instruments.

NET Bible
Take away from me your noisy songs; I don't want to hear the music of your stringed instruments.

New Heart English Bible
Take away from me the noise of your songs. I will not listen to the music of your harps.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Spare me the sound of your songs. I won't listen to the music of your harps.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Take thou away from Me the noise of thy songs; And let Me not hear the melody of thy psalteries.

New American Standard 1977
“Take away from Me the noise of your songs;
            I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Take away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy instruments.

King James 2000 Bible
Take away from me the noise of your songs; for I will not hear the melody of your harps.

American King James Version
Take you away from me the noise of your songs; for I will not hear the melody of your viols.

American Standard Version
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take away from me the tumult of thy songs: and I will not hear the canticles of thy harp.

Darby Bible Translation
Take away from me the noise of thy songs, and I will not hear the melody of thy lutes;

English Revised Version
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

World English Bible
Take away from me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn aside from Me the noise of thy songs, Yea, the praise of thy psaltery I hear not.
Study Bible
The Coming Judgment
22"Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings. 23"Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps. 24"But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.…
Cross References
Amos 5:22
"Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings.

Amos 5:24
"But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Amos 8:3
"The songs of the palace will turn to wailing in that day," declares the Lord GOD. "Many will be the corpses; in every place they will cast them forth in silence."
Treasury of Scripture

Take you away from me the noise of your songs; for I will not hear the melody of your viols.

the noise.

Amos 6:5 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments …

Amos 8:3,10 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, said the …

(23) Songs.--The very sound of their tumultuous songs was a burden to Jehovah. As Christ cleansed the Temple, so would He dispel all this hypocritical and perilous confusion of ideas.

Verse 23. - The noise of thy songs. Their psalms and hymns of praise were mere noise in God's ear, and wearied him (Isaiah 1:14; Isaiah 24:8; Ezekiel 26:13). Viols (Amos 6:5); ὀργάνων (Septuagint). The nebel, usually translated "psaltery," was a kind of harp. Josephus ('Ant.,' 7:12. 3) describes it as having twelve strings, played by the fingers. Music, both instrumental and vocal, was used in the temple worship (see 1 Chronicles 16:42; 1 Chronicles 23:5; and 25.). Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs,.... The ten tribes, very probably, imitated the, temple music at Jerusalem, both vocal and instrumental, and had their songs and hymns of praise, which they sung to certain tunes; but the music of these is called a noise, being very disagreeable to the Lord, as coming from such carnal and wicked persons; and therefore he desires it might cease, be took away, and he be no more troubled with it:

for I will not hear the melody of thy viols: which may be put for all instruments of music used by them, as violins, harps, psalteries, &c. the sound of which, how melodious soever, the, Lord would turn a deaf ear unto, and not regard. 23. Take … away from me—literally, "Take away, from upon Me"; the idea being that of a burden pressing upon the bearer. So Isa 1:14, "They are a trouble unto Me (literally, 'a burden upon Me'): I am weary to bear them."

the noise of thy songs—The hymns and instrumental music on sacred occasions are to Me nothing but a disagreeable noise.

I will not hear—Isaiah substitutes "prayers" (Isa 1:15) for the "songs" and "melody" here; but, like Amos, closes with "I will not hear."5:18-27 Woe unto those that desire the day of the Lord's judgments, that wish for times of war and confusion; as some who long for changes, hoping to rise upon the ruins of their country! but this should be so great a desolation, that nobody could gain by it. The day of the Lord will be a dark, dismal, gloomy day to all impenitent sinners. When God makes a day dark, all the world cannot make it light. Those who are not reformed by the judgments of God, will be pursued by them; if they escape one, another stands ready to seize them. A pretence of piety is double iniquity, and so it will be found. The people of Israel copied the crimes of their forefathers. The law of worshipping the Lord our God, is, Him only we must serve. Professors thrive so little, because they have little or no communion with God in their duties. They were led captive by Satan into idolatry, therefore God caused them to go into captivity among idolaters.
Jump to Previous
Ears Harps Hear Instruments Lutes Melody Music Noise Praise Psalteries Psaltery Shut Songs Sound Turn Viols
Jump to Next
Ears Harps Hear Instruments Lutes Melody Music Noise Praise Psalteries Psaltery Shut Songs Sound Turn Viols
Links
Amos 5:23 NIV
Amos 5:23 NLT
Amos 5:23 ESV
Amos 5:23 NASB
Amos 5:23 KJV

Amos 5:23 Biblia Paralela
Amos 5:23 Chinese Bible
Amos 5:23 French Bible
Amos 5:23 German Bible

Alphabetical: Away even from harps I listen Me music noise not of songs sound Take the to will with your

OT Prophets: Amos 5:23 Take away from me the noise (Amo. Am) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Amos 5:22
Top of Page
Top of Page