Amos 4:7
New International Version
"I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up.

New Living Translation
"I kept the rain from falling when your crops needed it the most. I sent rain on one town but withheld it from another. Rain fell on one field, while another field withered away.

English Standard Version
“I also withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest; I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city; one field would have rain, and the field on which it did not rain would wither;

Berean Study Bible
“I also withheld the rain from you when the harvest was three months away. I sent rain on one city but withheld it from another. One field received rain while one without rain withered.

New American Standard Bible
"Furthermore, I withheld the rain from you While there were still three months until harvest. Then I would send rain on one city And on another city I would not send rain; One part would be rained on, While the part not rained on would dry up.

King James Bible
And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.

Christian Standard Bible
I also withheld the rain from you while there were still three months until harvest. I sent rain on one city but no rain on another. One field received rain while a field with no rain withered.

Contemporary English Version
Three months before harvest, I kept back the rain. Sometimes I would let it fall on one town or field but not on another, and pastures dried up.

Good News Translation
I kept it from raining when your crops needed it most. I sent rain on one city, but not on another. Rain fell on one field, but another field dried up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I also withheld the rain from you while there were still three months until harvest. I sent rain on one city but no rain on another. One field received rain while a field with no rain withered.

International Standard Version
"I therefore have withheld the rain from you three months before the harvest, causing rain to come upon one city, but not upon another, and upon one field but not upon another, so that it would wither.

NET Bible
"I withheld rain from you three months before the harvest. I gave rain to one city, but not to another. One field would get rain, but the field that received no rain dried up.

New Heart English Bible
"I also have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest; and I caused it to rain on one city, and caused it not to rain on another city. One place was rained on, and the piece where it did not rain withered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I stopped the rain from falling three months before the harvest. I sent rain on one city and not on another. One field had rain. Another field had none and dried up.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I also have withholden the rain from you, When there were yet three months to the harvest; And I caused it to rain upon one city, And caused it not to rain upon another city; One piece was rained upon, And the piece whereupon it rained not withered.

New American Standard 1977
“And furthermore, I withheld the rain from you While there were still three months until harvest. Then I would send rain on one city And on another city I would not send rain; One part would be rained on, While the part not rained on would dry up.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And also I have withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest, and I caused it to rain upon one city and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece upon which it did not rain withered.

King James 2000 Bible
And also I have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one part was rained upon, and the part upon which it rained not withered.

American King James Version
And also I have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain on one city, and caused it not to rain on another city: one piece was rained on, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.

American Standard Version
And I also have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest; and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Also I withheld from you the rain three months before the harvest: and I will rain upon one city, and on another city I will not rain: one part shall be rained upon, and the part on which I shall not rain shall be dried up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I also have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon: and the piece whereupon I rained not, withered.

Darby Bible Translation
And I also have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest; and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece [of land] was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.

English Revised Version
And I also have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.

Webster's Bible Translation
And also I have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece on which it rained not withered.

World English Bible
"I also have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest; and I caused it to rain on one city, and caused it not to rain on another city. One place was rained on, and the piece where it didn't rain withered.

Young's Literal Translation
And I also -- I have withheld from you the rain. While yet three months to harvest, And I have sent rain on one city, And on another city I do not send rain, One portion is rained on, And the portion on which it raineth not withereth.
Study Bible
Punishment Brings No Repentance
6“I beset all your cities with cleanness of teeth and all your towns with lack of bread, yet you did not return to Me.” declares the LORD. 7“I also withheld the rain from you when the harvest was three months away. I sent rain on one city but withheld it from another. One field received rain while one without rain withered. 8People staggered from city to city for water to drink, but they were not satisfied; yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.…
Cross References
Exodus 9:4
But the LORD will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, so that no animal belonging to the Israelites will die.'"

Exodus 9:26
The only place where it did not hail was in the land of Goshen, where the Israelites lived.

Exodus 10:22
So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and total darkness covered all the land of Egypt for three days.

Exodus 10:23
No one could see each other, and for three days no one left his place. Yet all the Israelites had light in their dwellings.

Deuteronomy 11:17
or the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you. He will shut the heavens so that there will be no rain, nor will the land yield its produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the LORD is giving you.

2 Chronicles 7:13
If I close the sky so there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send a plague among My people,

Isaiah 5:6
I will make it a wasteland, neither pruned nor cultivated, and thorns and briers will grow up. I will command the clouds that rain shall not fall on it.

Zechariah 14:17
And should any of the families of the earth not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of Hosts, the rain will not fall on them.

Treasury of Scripture

And also I have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain on one city, and caused it not to rain on another city: one piece was rained on, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.

I have.

Leviticus 26:18-21,23,24,27,28
And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins…

Deuteronomy 28:23,24
And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron…

1 Kings 8:35,36
When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them: …

when.

Joel 2:23
Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

John 4:35
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

and I.

Exodus 8:22
And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.

Exodus 9:4,26
And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children's of Israel…

Exodus 10:23
They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

and the.

Joel 1:10-18
The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth…







Lexicon
“I
אָנֹכִי֩ (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

also
וְגַ֣ם (wə·ḡam)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

withheld
מָנַ֨עְתִּי (mā·na‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4513: To debar, from benefit, injury

the rain
הַגֶּ֗שֶׁם (hag·ge·šem)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1653: Rain, shower

from you
מִכֶּ֜ם (mik·kem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

when the harvest was
לַקָּצִ֔יר (laq·qā·ṣîr)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7105: Severed, harvest, the crop, the time, the reaper, a limb

three
שְׁלֹשָׁ֤ה (šə·lō·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

months
חֳדָשִׁים֙ (ḥo·ḏā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2320: The new moon, a month

away.
בְּע֨וֹד (bə·‘ō·wḏ)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

I sent rain
וְהִמְטַרְתִּי֙ (wə·him·ṭar·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4305: To rain

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

one
אֶחָ֔ת (’e·ḥāṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

city
עִ֣יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

but withheld
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

[it]
אַמְטִ֑יר (’am·ṭîr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4305: To rain

from
וְעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

another.
אַחַ֖ת (’a·ḥaṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

One
אַחַת֙ (’a·ḥaṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

field
חֶלְקָ֤ה (ḥel·qāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2513: Smoothness, flattery, an allotment

received rain
תִּמָּטֵ֔ר (tim·mā·ṭêr)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4305: To rain

while [one]
וְחֶלְקָ֛ה (wə·ḥel·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2513: Smoothness, flattery, an allotment

without
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

rain
תַמְטִ֥יר (ṯam·ṭîr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4305: To rain

withered.
תִּיבָֽשׁ׃ (tî·ḇāš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3001: To be ashamed, confused, disappointed, to dry up, wither
(7, 8) Three months to the harvest.--The withdrawal of rain at this period (February and March) is at the present day most calamitous to the crops in Palestine.

Caused it to rain . . .--The tenses should be regarded as expressing repetition of the act, and might be, with advantage, rendered as present cause it to rain . . . is rained upon, &c. The inhabitants of the most suffering districts wander, distracted and weary, to a more favoured city, and find no sufficiency. Comp. the graphic description in Jeremiah 14:1-6. Moreover, the specialties of affliction, in particular localities. reveal the purpose of God rather than the operation of universal laws.

Verse 7. - The second punishment is drought, as predicted (Leviticus 26:19, etc.; Deuteronomy 28:23). When there were yet three months to the harvest, and when rain was most necessary to swell the grain. The season meant is in February and March, when what was called "the latter rain" fell. In the south of Palestine the harvest commenced at the end of April, but in the northern parts it was some weeks later, so that it might be said in round numbers that it took place three months after the latter rain. I caused it to rain upon one city. That they might not attribute this drought to the blind laws of nature, God caused it to be of a partial character, giving rain to one city while he withheld it from another. One piece. The portion of ground belonging to an individual is so called (Deuteronomy 33:21; Ruth 2:3; Ruth 4:3). 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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