Amos 5:27
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New International Version
Therefore I will send you into exile beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is God Almighty.

New Living Translation
So I will send you into exile, to a land east of Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is the God of Heaven's Armies.

English Standard Version
and I will send you into exile beyond Damascus,” says the LORD, whose name is the God of hosts.

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore, I will make you go into exile beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is the God of hosts.

King James Bible
Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I will send you into exile beyond Damascus." Yahweh, the God of Hosts, is His name. He has spoken.

International Standard Version
So I will cause you to be taken captive beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is God of the Heavenly Armies.

NET Bible
and I will drive you into exile beyond Damascus," says the LORD. He is called the God who commands armies!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will send you into exile beyond Damascus, says the LORD, whose name is the God of Armies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore I will cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, said the LORD, whose name is The God of the hosts.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, says the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

American King James Version
Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, said the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

American Standard Version
Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith Jehovah, whose name is the God of hosts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, the God of hosts is his name.

Darby Bible Translation
and I will cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith Jehovah, whose name is the God of hosts.

English Revised Version
Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is the God of hosts.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore I will cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

World English Bible
Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus," says Yahweh, whose name is the God of Armies.

Young's Literal Translation
And I removed you beyond Damascus, Said Jehovah, God of Hosts is His name.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 27. - Therefore. The consequence of their continued alienation from God should be deportation to a foreign land, beyond Damascus, far away from the confines of the country once their own possession (2 Samuel 8:6), thus dimly denoting As. syria, at that time not hostile, but known in the time of Tiglath-Pileser I. (see the accomplishment, 2 Kings 15:29; 2 Kings 17:6). St. Stephen says (Acts 7:43), "beyond Babylon;" "Magis enim," observes Jerome, "intelligentiam quam verbum posuit;" and he is probably blending other prophecies with that of Amos, e.g. Jeremiah 20:4.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus,.... The chief city of Syria; and which, as Aben Ezra says, lay to the east of the land of Israel, and was a very strong and fortified place: and Syria being in alliance with Israel, the Israelites might think of fleeing thither for refuge, in the time of their distress; but they are here told that they should be taken captive, and be carried to places far more remote than that: Stephen says, "beyond Babylon"; as they were, for they were carried into Media, to Halah and Habor by the river of Gozan, to the cities of the Medes; their way to which lay through Syria and Babylon; See Gill on Acts 7:43;

saith the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts; and therefore is able to do what he threatens; and it might be depended upon it would be certainly done, as it is clear, beyond all contradiction, it has been done; see 2 Kings 17:6.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27. beyond Damascus—In Ac 7:43 it is "beyond Babylon," which includes beyond Damascus. In Amos' time, Damascus was the object of Israel's fear because of the Syrian wars. Babylon was not yet named as the place of their captivity. Stephen supplies this name. Their place of exile was in fact, as he states, "beyond Babylon," in Halah and Habor by the river Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes (2Ki 17:6; compare here Am 1:5; 4:3; 6:14). The road to Assyria lay through "Damascus." It is therefore specified, that not merely shall they be carried captives to Damascus, as they had been by Syrian kings (2Ki 10:32, 33; 13:7), but, beyond that, to a region whence a return was not so possible as from Damascus. They were led captive by Satan into idolatry, therefore God caused them to go captive among idolaters. Compare 2Ki 15:29; 16:9; Isa 8:4, whence it appears Tiglath-pileser attacked Israel and Damascus at the same time at Ahaz' request (Am 3:11).

Amos 5:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Coming Judgment
26"You also carried along Sikkuth your king and Kiyyun, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves. 27"Therefore, I will make you go into exile beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is the God of hosts.
Cross References
Acts 7:43
You have taken up the tabernacle of Molek and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile' beyond Babylon.

Jeremiah 38:17
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "This is what the LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'If you surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, your life will be spared and this city will not be burned down; you and your family will live.

Amos 4:13
He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth-- the LORD God Almighty is his name.

Amos 5:26
You have lifted up the shrine of your king, the pedestal of your idols, the star of your god -- which you made for yourselves.

Amos 6:1
Woe to you who are complacent in Zion, and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria, you notable men of the foremost nation, to whom the people of Israel come!
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, said the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

beyond.

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

2 Kings 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and …

Acts 7:43 Yes, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god …

whose.

Amos 4:13 For, see, he that forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and …

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