Amos 5:23
New International Version
Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

New Living Translation
Away with your noisy hymns of praise! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

English Standard Version
Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen.

Berean Study Bible
Take away from Me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

King James Bible
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

New King James Version
Take away from Me the noise of your songs, For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments.

New American Standard Bible
“Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.

NASB 1995
“Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.

NASB 1977
“Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.

Amplified Bible
“Take the noise of your songs away from Me [they are an irritation]! I shall not even listen to the melody of your harps.

Christian Standard Bible
Take away from me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Take away from Me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

American Standard Version
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Remove from me the sound of your singing and the music of your harp; I shall not hear them again

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Remove from me the sound of thy songs, and I will not hear the music of thine instruments.

Contemporary English Version
No more of your noisy songs! I won't listen when you play your harps.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take away from me the tumult of thy songs: and I will not hear the canticles of thy harp.

English Revised Version
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

Good News Translation
Stop your noisy songs; I do not want to listen to your harps.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Spare me the sound of your songs. I won't listen to the music of your harps.

International Standard Version
Spare me your noisy singing— I will not listen to your musical instruments.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Take thou away from Me the noise of thy songs; And let Me not hear the melody of thy psalteries.

Literal Standard Version
Turn the noise of your songs aside from Me, Indeed, I do not hear the praise of your stringed instruments.

NET Bible
Take away from me your noisy songs; I don't want to hear the music of your stringed instruments.

New Heart English Bible
Take away from me the noise of your songs. I will not listen to the music of your harps.

World English Bible
Take away from me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn aside from Me the noise of thy songs, Yea, the praise of thy psaltery I hear not.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Day of the LORD
22Even though you offer Me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; for your peace offerings of fattened cattle I will have no regard. 23Take away from Me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. 24But let justice roll on like a river, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.…

Cross References
Amos 5:22
Even though you offer Me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; for your peace offerings of fattened cattle I will have no regard.

Amos 5:24
But let justice roll on like a river, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Amos 8:3
"In that day," declares the Lord GOD, "the songs of the temple will turn to wailing. Many will be the corpses, strewn in silence everywhere!"


Treasury of Scripture

Take you away from me the noise of your songs; for I will not hear the melody of your viols.

the noise.

Amos 6:5
That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;

Amos 8:3,10
And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence…









(23) Songs.--The very sound of their tumultuous songs was a burden to Jehovah. As Christ cleansed the Temple, so would He dispel all this hypocritical and perilous confusion of ideas.

Verse 23. - The noise of thy songs. Their psalms and hymns of praise were mere noise in God's ear, and wearied him (Isaiah 1:14; Isaiah 24:8; Ezekiel 26:13). Viols (Amos 6:5); ὀργάνων (Septuagint). The nebel, usually translated "psaltery," was a kind of harp. Josephus ('Ant.,' 7:12. 3) describes it as having twelve strings, played by the fingers. Music, both instrumental and vocal, was used in the temple worship (see 1 Chronicles 16:42; 1 Chronicles 23:5; and 25.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Take away
הָסֵ֥ר (hā·sêr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

from Me
מֵעָלַ֖י (mê·‘ā·lay)
Preposition-m | first person common singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the noise
הֲמ֣וֹן (hă·mō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1995: A noise, tumult, crowd, disquietude, wealth

of your songs!
שִׁרֶ֑יךָ (ši·re·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7892: A song, singing

I will not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

listen
אֶשְׁמָֽע׃ (’eš·mā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to the music
וְזִמְרַ֥ת (wə·zim·raṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2172: Melody, song (in praise of Yah)

of your harps.
נְבָלֶ֖יךָ (nə·ḇā·le·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5035: A skin-bag for, liquids, a vase, a lyre


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