Amos 4:12
New International Version
"Therefore this is what I will do to you, Israel, and because I will do this to you, Israel, prepare to meet your God."

New Living Translation
"Therefore, I will bring upon you all the disasters I have announced. Prepare to meet your God in judgment, you people of Israel!"

English Standard Version
“Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!”

Berean Study Bible
“Therefore, that is what I will do to you, O Israel, and since I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; Because I will do this to you, Prepare to meet your God, O Israel."

King James Bible
Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, Israel, that is what I will do to you, and since I will do that to you, Israel, prepare to meet your God!

Contemporary English Version
Now, Israel, I myself will deal with you. Get ready to face your God!

Good News Translation
"So then, people of Israel, I am going to punish you. And because I am going to do this, get ready to face my judgment!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, Israel, that is what I will do to you, and since I will do that to you, Israel, prepare to meet your God!

International Standard Version
"Therefore this is what I will do to you, Israel. Because I am about to do this, prepare to be summoned to your God, Israel!"

NET Bible
"Therefore this is what I will do to you, Israel. Because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, Israel!

New Heart English Bible
"Therefore thus will I do to you, Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what I will do to you, Israel. Prepare to meet your God. This is what I will do to you, Israel!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel; Because I will do this unto thee, Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore, thus I will do to you, O Israel; Because I shall do this to you, Prepare to meet your God, O Israel.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel; and because I must do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore thus will I do unto you, O Israel: and because I will do this unto you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel.

American King James Version
Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel: and because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel.

American Standard Version
Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel; and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore thus will I do to thee, O Israel: nay because I will do thus to thee, prepare to call on thy God, O Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore I will do these things to thee, O Israel: and after I shall have done these things to thee, be prepared to meet thy God, O Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

English Revised Version
Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore thus will I do to thee, O Israel: and because I will do this to thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

World English Bible
"Therefore thus will I do to you, Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, thus I do to thee, O Israel, at last, Because this I do to thee, Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
Study Bible
Punishment Brings No Repentance
11“Some of you I overthrew as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were like a firebrand snatched from a blaze, yet you did not return to Me,” declares the LORD. 12“Therefore, that is what I will do to you, O Israel, and since I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel! 13For behold, He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and reveals His thoughts to man, the One who turns the dawn to darkness and strides on the heights of the earth, the LORD, the God of Hosts, is His name.”…
Cross References
Isaiah 32:11
Shudder, you ladies of leisure; tremble, you daughters of complacency. Strip yourselves bare and put sackcloth around your waists.

Isaiah 64:2
as fire kindles the brushwood and causes the water to boil, to make Your name known to Your enemies, so that nations will tremble at Your presence!

Jeremiah 5:22
Do you not fear Me? declares the LORD. Do you not tremble before Me, the One who set the sand as the boundary of the sea, an enduring barrier it cannot cross? The waves surge, but they cannot prevail. They roar but cannot cross it.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel: and because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel.

thus.

Amos 4:2,3
The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks…

Amos 2:14
Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:

Amos 9:1-4
I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered…

prepare.

Amos 5:4-15
For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live: …

Isaiah 47:3
Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.

Ezekiel 13:5
Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.







Lexicon
“Therefore,
לָכֵ֕ן (lā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

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

I will do
אֶעֱשֶׂה־ (’e·‘ĕ·śeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

to you,
לְּךָ֖ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

O Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

and since
עֵ֚קֶב (‘ê·qeḇ)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 6118: A heel, the last of anything, result, compensation, on account of

I will do
אֶֽעֱשֶׂה־ (’e·‘ĕ·śeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

this
זֹ֣את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

to you,
לָּ֔ךְ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

prepare
הִכּ֥וֹן (hik·kō·wn)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

to meet
לִקְרַאת־ (liq·raṯ-)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7125: Against he come, help, meet, seek, to, in the way

your God,
אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

O Israel!
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
(12) Thus will I do.--What is he about to do? It is left in awful uncertainty, but the doom is wrapt up in the boundless possibilities of the Divine judgment involved in the drawing very near of the Lord Himself, to execute what He has said and sworn by His Holiness in Amos 4:2-3. All that had previously been done in famine, drought, blighting pestilence, and earthquake, was not final, and had failed in its effect. The summons to meet God in some other unknown form than these is very solemn.

Verse 12. - Therefore. Because all previous judgments have been in vain, therefore will I send upon them something more terrible still. Thus. God says not how; he leaves the nature of the coming chastisement in mysterious uncertainty, that the very suspense may work fear and repentance. Because I will do this (pointing back to the mysterious "thus" above) unto thee; because I am ready to bring on thee still heavier punishment. Prepare to meet thy God; Septuagint, Ἐτοιμάζου τοῦ ἐπικαλεῖσθαι τὸν Θεόν σου, "Prepare to call upon thy God." Make ready to meet thy God in judgment, turning to him with changed heart, if perchance he may forgive thee and withdraw his heavy hand. Another explanation, derived from Symmachus and adopted by a Lapide, Schegg, and others, "Praeparare ut adverseris Deo tuo" - an ironical encouragement to them to withstand God - deprives the following verse of its suitability to the context. For the prophet would hardly invite them to this contest by expatiating upon God's almightiness. 4:6-13 See the folly of carnal hearts; they wander from one creature to another, seeking for something to satisfy, and labour for that which satisfies not; yet, after all, they will not incline their ear to Him in whom they might find all they can want. Preaching the gospel is as rain, and every thing withers where this rain is wanting. It were well if people were as wise for their souls as they are for their bodies; and, when they have not this rain near, would go and seek it where it is to be had. As the Israelites persisted in rebellion and idolatry, the Lord was coming against them as an adversary. Ere long, we must meet our God in judgment; but we shall not be able to stand before him, if he tries us according to our doings. If we would prepare to meet our God with comfort, at the awful period of his coming, we must now meet him in Christ Jesus, the eternal Son of the Father, who came to save lost sinners. We must seek him while he is to be found.
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