Amos 5:4
New International Version
This is what the LORD says to Israel: "Seek me and live;

New Living Translation
Now this is what the LORD says to the family of Israel: "Come back to me and live!

English Standard Version
For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel: “Seek me and live;

Berean Study Bible
For this is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: “Seek Me and live!

New American Standard Bible
For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel, "Seek Me that you may live.

King James Bible
For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD says to the house of Israel: Seek me and live!

Contemporary English Version
The LORD keeps saying, "Israel, turn back to me and you will live!

Good News Translation
The LORD says to the people of Israel, "Come to me, and you will live.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD says to the house of Israel: Seek Me and live!

International Standard Version
"For this is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: 'Seek me and live,

NET Bible
The LORD says this to the family of Israel: "Seek me so you can live!

New Heart English Bible
For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel: "Seek me, and you will live;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD says to the nation of Israel: Search for me and live!

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel: Seek ye Me, and live;

New American Standard 1977
For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel, “Seek Me that you may live.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But thus hath the LORD said unto the house of Israel, Seek me, and ye shall live:

King James 2000 Bible
For thus says the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek me, and you shall live:

American King James Version
For thus said the LORD to the house of Israel, Seek you me, and you shall live:

American Standard Version
For thus saith Jehovah unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wherefore thus saith the Lord to the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thus saith the Lord to the house of Israel: Seek ye me, and you shall live.

Darby Bible Translation
For thus saith Jehovah unto the house of Israel: Seek ye me, and ye shall live.

English Revised Version
For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:

Webster's Bible Translation
For thus saith the LORD to the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:

World English Bible
For thus says Yahweh to the house of Israel: "Seek me, and you will live;

Young's Literal Translation
For thus said Jehovah to the house of Israel: Seek ye Me, and live,
Study Bible
A Call to Repentance
4For this is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: “Seek Me and live! 5Do not seek Bethel or go to Gilgal; do not journey to Beersheba, for Gilgal will surely go into exile, and Bethel will come to nothing.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from there you will seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 32:46
he said to them, "Take to heart all these words I testify among you today, so that you may command your children to carefully follow all the words of this law.

Deuteronomy 32:47
For they are not idle words to you, because they are your life, and by them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess."

Isaiah 31:1
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in their abundance of chariots and in their multitude of horsemen. They do not look to the Holy One of Israel; they do not seek the LORD.

Isaiah 55:3
Incline your ear and come to Me; listen, so that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my loving devotion assured to David.

Jeremiah 29:13
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Ezekiel 18:9
He follows My statutes and faithfully keeps My ordinances; he is righteous; surely he will live,' declares the Lord GOD.

Treasury of Scripture

For thus said the LORD to the house of Israel, Seek you me, and you shall live:

Seek.

Amos 5:6
Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.

Deuteronomy 30:1-8
And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, …

1 Chronicles 28:9
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

and.

Psalm 22:26
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

Psalm 69:32
The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

Psalm 105:3,4
Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD…







Lexicon
For
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

this is what
כֹ֥ה (ḵōh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says
אָמַ֛ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to the house
לְבֵ֣ית (lə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

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

“Seek
דִּרְשׁ֖וּנִי (dir·šū·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

Me and live!
וִֽחְיֽוּ׃ (wiḥ·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive
(4) Seek . . . live.--Search after God is rewarded by finding Him, and this is life in the highest sense.

Verse 4. - The more formal proof that Israel has merited her punishment here begins. In calling her to repentance the prophet contrasts God's requirements with her actual conduct. Seek ye me, and ye shall live. Two imperatives: "Seek me, and (so) live;" duty and its reward. "Seek me in the appointed way, and ye shall be saved from destruction" (comp. Genesis 42:18). 5:1-6 The convincing, awakening word must be heard and heeded, as well as words of comfort and peace; for whether we hear or forbear, the word of God shall take effect. The Lord still proclaims mercy to men, but they often expect deliverance from such self-invented forms as make their condemnation sure. While they refuse to come to Christ and to seek mercy in and by him, that they may live, the fire of Divine wrath breaks forth upon them. Men may make an idol of the world, but will find it cannot protect.
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