Amos 3:3
New International Version
Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?

New Living Translation
Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?

English Standard Version
“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?

Berean Study Bible
Can two walk together without agreeing where to go?

King James Bible
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

New King James Version
Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?

New American Standard Bible
Do two people walk together unless they have agreed to meet?

NASB 1995
Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?

NASB 1977
Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?

Amplified Bible
Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?

Christian Standard Bible
Can two walk together without agreeing to meet?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can two walk together without agreeing to meet?

American Standard Version
Shall two walk together, except they have agreed?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do two go together unless they have met?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Shall two walk together at all, if they do not know one another?

Contemporary English Version
Can two people walk together without agreeing to meet?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall two walk together except they be agreed?

English Revised Version
Shall two walk together, except they have agreed?

Good News Translation
Do two people start traveling together without arranging to meet?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do two people ever walk together without meeting first?

International Standard Version
"Will a couple walk in unity without having met?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Will two walk together, Except they have agreed?

Literal Standard Version
Do two walk together if they have not met?

NET Bible
Do two walk together without having met?

New Heart English Bible
Do two walk together, unless they have agreed?

World English Bible
Do two walk together, unless they have agreed?

Young's Literal Translation
Do two walk together if they have not met?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Witnesses Against Israel
2“Only you have I known from all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” 3Can two walk together without agreeing where to go? 4Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Does a young lion growl in his den if he has caught nothing?…

Cross References
Amos 3:2
"Only you have I known from all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities."

Amos 3:4
Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Does a young lion growl in his den if he has caught nothing?


Treasury of Scripture

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Genesis 5:22
And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 6:9
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Genesis 17:1
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.









(3) Two.--Who are the two here represented? Some commentators say, two prophets; Rosenmller, "God and the prophet." But Grotius, Lowth, Henderson, and Pusey refer it, with more reason, to God and Israel, the expression denoting, not merely God's knowledge of a man, but man's response to God. His practical obedience, his communion of heart and will, are described as "walking with" or "before God." (Genesis 5:22; Genesis 6:9; Genesis 17:1; Psalm 56:13; Psalm 116:9.) Will, then, God walk with man, guiding, shielding, strengthening him, if man is not in harmony with Him? This is the first of a series of parabolic apothegms, all of which require a negative answer. (Leviticus 26:23-24.) Each states an event, closely and indissolubly related to another in the bond of cause and effect. All these symbolic utterances point on to the climax in Amos 3:7-8. . . . Verses 3-8. - Before announcing more particularly the coming judgment, Amos, by a series of little parables or comparisons, establishes his right to prophesy, and intimates the necessity laid upon him to deliver his message. He illustrates the truths that all effects have causes, and that from the cause you can infer the effect. Verse 3. - Can two walk together except they be agreed? or, except they have agreed? The "two" are God's judgment and the prophet's word. These do, not coincide by mere chance, no more than two persons pursue in company the same end without previous agreement. The prophet announces God's judgment because God has commissioned him; the prophet is of one mind with God, therefore the Lord is with him, and confirms his words. The application of the parables is seen in vers. 7, 8. The Septuagint, reading differently, has, "except they know one another."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Can two
שְׁנַ֖יִם (šə·na·yim)
Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

walk
הֲיֵלְכ֥וּ (hă·yê·lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

together
יַחְדָּ֑ו (yaḥ·dāw)
Adverb
Strong's 3162: A unit, unitedly

without
בִּלְתִּ֖י (bil·tî)
Preposition
Strong's 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

an appointment to meet?
נוֹעָֽדוּ׃ (nō·w·‘ā·ḏū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3259: To fix upon, to meet, to summon, to direct, to engage


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