Amos 2:12
New International Version
"But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.

New Living Translation
“But you caused the Nazirites to sin by making them drink wine, and you commanded the prophets, ‘Shut up!’

English Standard Version
“But you made the Nazirites drink wine, and commanded the prophets, saying, ‘You shall not prophesy.’

Berean Study Bible
“But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.

New American Standard Bible
"But you made the Nazirites drink wine, And you commanded the prophets saying, 'You shall not prophesy!'

King James Bible
But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

Christian Standard Bible
But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets, "Do not prophesy."

Contemporary English Version
But you commanded the prophets not to speak their message, and you pressured the Nazirites into drinking wine.

Good News Translation
But you made the nazirites drink wine, and ordered the prophets not to speak my message.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets," Do not prophesy."

International Standard Version
"But you forced the Nazirites to drink wine, and commanded the prophets, 'You are not to prophesy!'

NET Bible
"But you made the Nazirites drink wine; you commanded the prophets, 'Do not prophesy!'

New Heart English Bible
"But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, 'Do not prophesy.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You made the Nazirites drink wine. You commanded the prophets to stop prophesying.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But ye gave the Nazirites wine to drink; And commanded the prophets, saying: 'Prophesy not.'

New American Standard 1977
“But you made the Nazirites drink wine, And you commanded the prophets saying, ‘You shall not prophesy!’

Jubilee Bible 2000
But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, Do not prophesy.

King James 2000 Bible
But you gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

American King James Version
But you gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

American Standard Version
But ye gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But ye gave the consecrated ones wine to drink; and ye commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you will present wine to the Nazarites: and command the prophets, saying: Prophesy not.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

English Revised Version
But ye gave the Nazirites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

Webster's Bible Translation
But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

World English Bible
"But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, 'Don't prophesy!'

Young's Literal Translation
And ye cause the Nazarites to drink wine, And on the prophets ye have laid a charge, Saying, 'Do not prophecy!'
Study Bible
Judgment on Moab, Judah, and Israel
11I raised up prophets from your sons and Nazirites from your young men. Is this not true, O children of Israel?” declares the LORD. 12“But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy. 13Behold, I am about to crush you in your place as a wagonload of sheaves crushes grain.…
Cross References
Numbers 6:2
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them: If a man or woman makes a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to the LORD,

Isaiah 30:10
They say to the seers, "No more visions," and to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us the truth. Speak to us pleasant words; prophesy illusions.

Jeremiah 11:21
Therefore, this is what the LORD says concerning the people of Anathoth who are seeking your life and saying, "You must not prophesy in the name of the LORD, or you will die by our hand."

Jeremiah 35:5
Then I set pitchers full of wine and cups before the men of the house of the Rechabites and said to them, "Drink some wine."

Amos 7:13
but never prophesy at Bethel again, because it is the sanctuary of the king and the temple of the kingdom."

Amos 7:16
Now, therefore, hear the word of the LORD. You say: 'Do not prophesy against Israel; do not preach against the house of Isaac.'

Micah 2:6
"Do not preach," they preach. "Do not preach these things; disgrace will not overtake us."

Treasury of Scripture

But you gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

ye gave.

Exodus 32:21-23
And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them? …

wine.

Numbers 6:3
He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.

and commanded.

Amos 7:12,13
Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: …

Isaiah 30:10,11
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: …

Jeremiah 11:21
Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand:







Lexicon
“But you made the Nazirites
הַנְּזִרִ֖ים (han·nə·zi·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5139: Nazirite -- one consecrated, devoted

drink
וַתַּשְׁק֥וּ (wat·taš·qū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8248: To quaff, to irrigate, furnish a, potion to

wine
יָ֑יִן (yā·yin)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3196: Wine, intoxication

and commanded
צִוִּיתֶ֣ם (ṣiw·wî·ṯem)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

the prophets
הַנְּבִיאִים֙ (han·nə·ḇî·’îm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

not
לֹ֖א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

to prophesy.
תִּנָּבְאֽוּ׃ (tin·nā·ḇə·’ū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5012: To prophesy, speak, by inspiration
Verse 12. - Ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink. Far from profiting by their example, or acknowledging the grace of God displayed in their holy lives, ye tried to get rid of their testimony by seducing or forcing them to break their vow. Prophesy not. Israel was impatient of the continued efforts of the prophets to warn and to win; and, unmindful of the fact that the man of God had a message which he was bound to deliver (comp. Jeremiah 20:9; 1 Corinthians 9:16), this ungrateful nation systematically tried to silence the voices which were a standing rebuke to them. Thus Amos himself was treated (Amos 7:10, etc.). (For proof of this opposition, see 1 Kings 13:4; 1 Kings 18:10, etc.; 1 Kings 19:2; 22:26, 27; 2 Kings 6:31; 2 Chronicles 25:15, 16; and comp. Isaiah 30:10, etc.; Micah 2:6; Matthew 23:37. 2:9-16 We need often to be reminded of the mercies we have received; which add much to the evil of the sins we have committed. They had helps for their souls, which taught them how to make good use of their earthly enjoyments, and were therefore more valuable. Faithful ministers are great blessings to any people; but it is God that raises them up to be so. Sinners' own consciences will witness that he has not been wanting to them in the means of grace. They did what they could to lead believers aside. Satan and his agents are busy to corrupt the minds of young people who look heavenward; they overcome many by drawing them to the love of mirth and pleasure, and into drinking company. Multitudes of young men who bade fair as professors of religion, have erred through strong drink, and have been undone for ever. The Lord complains of sin, especially the sins of his professing people, as a burden to him. And though his long-suffering be tired, his power is not, and so the sinner will find to his cost. When men reject God's word, adding obstinacy to sin, and this becomes the general character of a people, they will be given up to misery, notwithstanding all their boasted power and resources. May we then humble ourselves before the Lord, for all our ingratitude and unfaithfulness.
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