Amos 8:3
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New International Version
"In that day," declares the Sovereign LORD, "the songs in the temple will turn to wailing. Many, many bodies--flung everywhere! Silence!"

New Living Translation
In that day the singing in the Temple will turn to wailing. Dead bodies will be scattered everywhere. They will be carried out of the city in silence. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!"

English Standard Version
The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day,” declares the Lord GOD. “So many dead bodies!” “They are thrown everywhere!” “Silence!”

New American Standard Bible
"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."

King James Bible
And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In that day the temple songs will become wailing"--this is the Lord GOD's declaration. "Many dead bodies, thrown everywhere! Silence!"

International Standard Version
At that time," declares the Lord GOD, "the temple songs will be wailing. Many bodies will accumulate everywhere.

NET Bible
The women singing in the temple will wail in that day." The sovereign LORD is speaking. "There will be many corpses littered everywhere! Be quiet!"

New Heart English Bible
The songs of the temple will be wailings in that day," says the Lord GOD. "The dead bodies will be many. In every place they will throw them out with silence.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On that day the songs of the temple will become loud cries," declares the Almighty LORD. "There will be dead bodies scattered everywhere. Hush!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the songs of the palace shall be wailings in that day, Saith the Lord GOD; The dead bodies shall be many; In every place silence shall be cast.

New American Standard 1977
“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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the cantors of the temple shall howl in that day, said the Lord GOD; there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.

King James 2000 Bible
And the songs of the temple shall be wailings in that day, says the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth in silence.

American King James Version
And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, said the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.

American Standard Version
And the songs of the temple shall be wailings in that day, saith the Lord Jehovah: the dead bodies shall be many: in every place shall they cast them forth with silence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the hinges of the temple shall screak in that day, saith the Lord God: many shall die: silence shall be cast in every place.

Darby Bible Translation
And the songs of the palace shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord Jehovah. The dead bodies shall be many; in every place they shall be cast forth. Silence!

English Revised Version
And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: the dead bodies shall be many; in every place shall they cast them forth with silence.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.

World English Bible
The songs of the temple will be wailings in that day," says the Lord Yahweh. "The dead bodies will be many. In every place they will throw them out with silence.

Young's Literal Translation
And howled have songstresses of a palace in that day, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, Many are the carcases, into any place throw -- hush!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1-3 Amos saw a basket of summer fruit gathered, and ready to be eaten; which signified, that the people were ripe for destruction, that the year of God's patience was drawing towards a conclusion. Such summer fruits will not keep till winter, but must be used at once. Yet these judgments shall not draw from them any acknowledgement, either of God's righteousness or their own unrighteousness. Sinners put off repentance from day to day, because they think the Lord thus delays his judgments.
Study Bible
The Basket of Ripe Fruit
2He said, "What do you see, Amos?" And I said, "A basket of summer fruit." Then the LORD said to me, "The end has come for My people Israel. I will spare them no longer. 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." 4Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,…
Cross References
Lamentations 2:10
The elders of the daughter of Zion Sit on the ground, they are silent. They have thrown dust on their heads; They have girded themselves with sackcloth. The virgins of Jerusalem Have bowed their heads to the ground.

Amos 5:16
Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, the Lord, "There is wailing in all the plazas, And in all the streets they say, 'Alas! Alas!' They also call the farmer to mourning And professional mourners to lamentation.

Amos 5:23
"Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.

Amos 6:4
Those who recline on beds of ivory And sprawl on their couches, And eat lambs from the flock And calves from the midst of the stall,

Amos 6:5
Who improvise to the sound of the harp, And like David have composed songs for themselves,

Amos 6:8
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself, the LORD God of hosts has declared: "I loathe the arrogance of Jacob, And detest his citadels; Therefore I will deliver up the city and all it contains."

Amos 6:10
Then one's uncle, or his undertaker, will lift him up to carry out his bones from the house, and he will say to the one who is in the innermost part of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" And that one will say, "No one." Then he will answer, "Keep quiet. For the name of the LORD is not to be mentioned."

Amos 8:10
"Then I will turn your festivals into mourning And all your songs into lamentation; And I will bring sackcloth on everyone's loins And baldness on every head. And I will make it like a time of mourning for an only son, And the end of it will be like a bitter day.
Treasury of Scripture

And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, said the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.

the songs.

Amos 8:10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into …

Amos 5:23 Take you away from me the noise of your songs; for I will not hear …

Hosea 10:5,6 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: …

Joel 1:5,11,13 Awake, you drunkards, and weep; and howl, all you drinkers of wine, …

Zechariah 11:1-3 Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars…

shall be howlings. Heb. shall howl. many.

Amos 4:10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your …

Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the …

Jeremiah 9:21,22 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, …

Nahum 3:3 The horseman lifts up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: …

they shall.

Amos 6:9,10 And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, …

Jeremiah 22:18 Therefore thus said the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah …

with silence. Heb. be silent.

Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that the LORD spoke, saying, …

Psalm 39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

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