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 an appointment to meet?

New American Standard Bible
Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?

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

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

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

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

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

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

NET Bible
Do two walk together without having met?

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

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

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

New American Standard 1977
Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Can two walk together except they be agreed?

King James 2000 Bible
Can two walk together, except they are agreed?

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Shall two walk together except they be agreed?

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Can two walk together, except they are 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?
Study Bible
Witnesses Against Israel
2“You only have I known from all the clans of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. 3Can two walk together without an appointment to meet? 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
"You only have I known from all the clans 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.







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

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

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

without
בִּלְתִּ֖י (bil·tî)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 3259: To fix upon, to meet, to summon, to direct, to engage
(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." 3:1-8 The distinguishing favours of God to us, if they do not restrain from sin, shall not exempt from punishment. They could not expect communion with God, unless they first sought peace with him. Where there is not friendship, there can be no fellowship. God and man cannot walk together, except they are agreed. Unless we seek his glory, we cannot walk with him. Let us not presume on outward privileges, without special, sanctifying grace. The threatenings of the word and providence of God against the sin of man are certain, and certainly show that the judgments of God are at hand. Nor will God remove the affliction he has sent, till it has done its work. The evil of sin is from ourselves, it is our own doing; but the evil of trouble is from God, and is his doing, whoever are the instruments. This should engage us patiently to bear public troubles, and to study to answer God's meaning in them. The whole of the passage shows that natural evil, or troubles, and not moral evil, or sin, is here meant. The warning given to a careless world will increase its condemnation another day. Oh the amazing stupidity of an unbelieving world, that will not be wrought upon by the terrors of the Lord, and that despise his mercies!
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