Amos 3:11
New International Version
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “An enemy will overrun your land, pull down your strongholds and plunder your fortresses.”

New Living Translation
Therefore,” says the Sovereign LORD, “an enemy is coming! He will surround them and shatter their defenses. Then he will plunder all their fortresses.”

English Standard Version
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “An adversary shall surround the land and bring down your defenses from you, and your strongholds shall be plundered.”

Berean Study Bible
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: “An enemy will surround the land; he will pull down your strongholds and plunder your citadels.”

King James Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled.

New King James Version
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “An adversary shall be all around the land; He shall sap your strength from you, And your palaces shall be plundered.”

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: “An enemy, one surrounding the land, Will take down your fortifications from you, And your citadels will be looted.”

NASB 1995
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, “An enemy, even one surrounding the land, Will pull down your strength from you And your citadels will be looted.”

NASB 1977
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, “An enemy, even one surrounding the land, Will pull down your strength from you And your citadels will be looted.”

Amplified Bible
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, “An adversary (Assyria), even one surrounding the land, Shall pull down your strength from you And your fortresses will be looted.”

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, the Lord GOD says: An enemy will surround the land; he will destroy your strongholds and plunder your citadels.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, the Lord GOD says: An enemy will surround the land; he will destroy your strongholds and plunder your citadels.

American Standard Version
Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: An adversary there shall be , even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be plundered.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because thus says LORD JEHOVAH: ’suffering shall surround the land and its strength shall come down from it and its palaces shall be plundered’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore thus saith the Lord God; O Tyre, thy land shall be made desolate round about thee; and he shall bring down thy strength out of thee, and thy countries shall be spoiled.

Contemporary English Version
And so the LORD God has sworn that they will be surrounded. Enemies will break through their defenses and steal their treasures.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: The land shall be in tribulation, and shall be compassed about: and thy strength shall be taken away from thee, and thy houses shall be spoiled.

English Revised Version
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: An adversary there shall be, even round about the land: and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled.

Good News Translation
And so an enemy will surround their land, destroy their defenses, and plunder their mansions."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the Almighty LORD says: An enemy will surround your land, strip you of your defenses, and loot your palaces.

International Standard Version
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: "An enemy will surround the land. He will pull down your defenses, and plunder your fortified citadels."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: An adversary, even round about the land! And he shall bring down thy strength from thee, And thy palaces shall be spoiled.

Literal Standard Version
Therefore, thus said Lord YHWH: “An adversary—and surrounding the land, And he has brought down your strength from you, And your palaces have been spoiled.”

NET Bible
Therefore," says the sovereign LORD, "an enemy will encircle the land. He will take away your power; your fortresses will be looted."

New Heart English Bible
Therefore thus says the LORD: "An adversary will surround the land; and he will pull down your strongholds, and your fortresses will be plundered."

World English Bible
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: "An adversary will overrun the land; and he will pull down your strongholds, and your fortresses will be plundered."

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: An adversary -- and surrounding the land, And he hath brought down from thee thy strength, And spoiled have been thy palaces.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Witnesses Against Israel
10“For they know not how to do right,” declares the LORD. “They store up violence and destruction in their citadels.” 11Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: “An enemy will surround the land; he will pull down your strongholds and plunder your citadels.” 12This is what the LORD says: “As the shepherd snatches from the mouth of the lion two legs or a piece of an ear, so the Israelites dwelling in Samaria will be rescued having just the corner of a bed or the cushion of a couch.…

Cross References
Genesis 34:27
Jacob's other sons came upon the slaughter and looted the city, because their sister had been defiled.

Amos 2:5
So I will send fire upon Judah to consume the citadels of Jerusalem."

Amos 6:8
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself--the LORD, the God of Hosts, has declared: "I abhor Jacob's pride and detest his citadels, so I will deliver up the city and everything in it."

Amos 6:14
For behold, I will raise up a nation against you, O house of Israel," declares the LORD, the God of Hosts, "and they will oppress you from Lebo-hamath to the Brook of the Arabah."


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down your strength from you, and your palaces shall be spoiled.

An.

Amos 6:14
But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.

2 Kings 15:19,29
And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand…

2 Kings 17:3-6
Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents…

and thy.

Amos 3:10,15
For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces…

Amos 2:5
But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.

Amos 6:8
The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.









(11) An adversary.--This rendering is to be preferred to "affliction" (Chald., Syr.). It is the subject of the following verb "bring down," Assyria being referred to, though not in express terms. The reading of LXX., "O Tyre, thy land round about thee is desolate," is incoherent, and confounds Tz?r with tzor.

Thy strength points mainly to the stronghold of Samaria, which the enemy was to bring down or reduce to ruins, but it may likewise include the chief warriors who were to be led away captive.

Verse 11. - An adversary. The Hebrew is forcible, the Lord speaking as though he saw the fee present: "an enemy and around the land." Ewald and Hitzig take tsar as an abstract noun, "distress;" the LXX. and Aquila, pointing it differently, read, Τύρος, but the continuation of the sentence is scarcely to be deemed a translation, κυκλόθεν ἡ γῆ σου ἐρημωθήσεται "Thy land shall be made desolate round about thee" The adversary meant is Shalmaneser, who attacked Israel more than once and besieged Samaria; or his successor, Sargon, who claims to have reduced the city and removed the inhabitants (2 Kings 17 and 2 Kings 18:9, etc.; see Introduction to Micah). Thy strength. All wherein thou trustedst shall be brought down to the ground (Obadiah 1:3). Palaces, in which were stored the fruits of injustice and rapine (ver. 10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Therefore
לָכֵ֗ן (lā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

this is what
כֹּ֤ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֣י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

GOD
יְהוִ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

says:
אָמַר֙ (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“An enemy
צַ֖ר (ṣar)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent

will surround
וּסְבִ֣יב (ū·sə·ḇîḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

the land;
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

he will pull down
וְהוֹרִ֤ד (wə·hō·w·riḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

your strongholds
עֻזֵּ֔ךְ (‘uz·zêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 5797: Strength, might

and plunder
וְנָבֹ֖זּוּ (wə·nā·ḇōz·zū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 962: To spoil, plunder

your citadels.”
אַרְמְנוֹתָֽיִךְ׃ (’ar·mə·nō·w·ṯā·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 759: A citadel


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