Amos 5:6
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New International Version
Seek the LORD and live, or he will sweep through the tribes of Joseph like a fire; it will devour them, and Bethel will have no one to quench it.

New Living Translation
Come back to the LORD and live! Otherwise, he will roar through Israel like a fire, devouring you completely. Your gods in Bethel won't be able to quench the flames.

English Standard Version
Seek the LORD and live, lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, with none to quench it for Bethel,

New American Standard Bible
"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,

King James Bible
Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Seek Yahweh and live, or He will spread like fire throughout the house of Joseph; it will consume everything, with no one at Bethel to extinguish it.

International Standard Version
Seek the LORD and live! Otherwise, he may break out like a fire in the house of Joseph and devour Bethel, and there will be no one to extinguish it.

NET Bible
Seek the LORD so you can live! Otherwise he will break out like fire against Joseph's family; the fire will consume and no one will be able to quench it and save Bethel.

New Heart English Bible
Seek the LORD, and you will live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, and there be no one to quench it in Bethel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Search for the LORD and live! If you don't, he will spread like a fire through the house of Joseph and burn it down. Bethel will have no one to put it out.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Seek the LORD, and live-- Lest He break out like fire in the house of Joseph, And it devour, and there be none to quench it in Bethel--

New American Standard 1977
“Seek the LORD that you may live,
            Lest He break forth like a fire, O house of Joseph,
            And it consume with none to quench it for Bethel,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph and devour it, and there be no one to quench it in Bethel.

King James 2000 Bible
Seek the LORD, and you shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.

American King James Version
Seek the LORD, and you shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.

American Standard Version
Seek Jehovah, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, and there be none to quench it in Beth-el.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seek ye the Lord, and live: lest the house of Joseph be burnt with fire, and it shall devour, and there shall be none to quench Bethel.

Darby Bible Translation
Seek Jehovah, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour [it], and there be none to quench [it] in Bethel.

English Revised Version
Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour and there be none to quench it in Beth-el:

Webster's Bible Translation
Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Beth-el.

World English Bible
Seek Yahweh, and you will live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, and there be no one to quench it in Bethel.

Young's Literal Translation
Seek ye Jehovah, and live, Lest He prosper as fire against the house of Joseph, And it hath consumed, And there is no quencher for Beth-El.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
A Call to Repentance
5"But do not resort to Bethel And do not come to Gilgal, Nor cross over to Beersheba; For Gilgal will certainly go into captivity And Bethel will come to trouble. 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, 7For those who turn justice into wormwood And cast righteousness down to the earth."…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:24
"For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Psalm 27:8
When You said, "Seek My face," my heart said to You, "Your face, O LORD, I shall seek."

Isaiah 55:3
"Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, According to the faithful mercies shown to David.

Isaiah 55:6
Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

Jeremiah 4:4
"Circumcise yourselves to the LORD And remove the foreskins of your heart, Men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Or else My wrath will go forth like fire And burn with none to quench it, Because of the evil of your deeds."

Amos 3:14
"For on the day that I punish Israel's transgressions, I will also punish the altars of Bethel; The horns of the altar will be cut off And they will fall to the ground.

Amos 5:14
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!

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 the LORD, and you shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.

Seek.

Amos 5:4 For thus said the LORD to the house of Israel, Seek you me, and you shall live:

Ezekiel 33:11 Say to them, As I live, said the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in …

lest.

Exodus 22:6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, …

the house.

Amos 6:6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: …

Genesis 48:8-20 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these…

Joshua 18:5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their …

Judges 1:22,23 And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Bethel: and the …

2 Samuel 19:20 For your servant does know that I have sinned: therefore, behold…

1 Kings 11:28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor: and Solomon seeing …

Ezekiel 37:19 Say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick …

Zechariah 10:6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house …

there.

Isaiah 1:31 And the strong shall be as wick, and the maker of it as a spark, …

Jeremiah 4:4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of …

Jeremiah 7:20 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, my anger and my fury shall …

Ezekiel 20:47,48 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus …

Mark 9:43-48 And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to …

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