Amos 6:3
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New International Version
You put off the day of disaster and bring near a reign of terror.

New Living Translation
You push away every thought of coming disaster, but your actions only bring the day of judgment closer.

English Standard Version
O you who put far away the day of disaster and bring near the seat of violence?

Berean Study Bible
You dismiss the day of calamity and bring near a reign of violence.

New American Standard Bible
Do you put off the day of calamity, And would you bring near the seat of violence?

King James Bible
Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

Christian Standard Bible
You dismiss any thought of the evil day and bring in a reign of violence.

Contemporary English Version
You are cruel, and you forget the coming day of judgment.

Good News Translation
You refuse to admit that a day of disaster is coming, but what you do only brings that day closer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You dismiss any thought of the evil day and bring in a reign of violence.

International Standard Version
"Disbelieving that a day of evil will come, embracing opportunities to commit violence,

NET Bible
You refuse to believe a day of disaster will come, but you establish a reign of violence.

New Heart English Bible
Those who put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How horrible it will be for those who think that a day of disaster is far away. They bring the reign of violence closer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye that put far away the evil day, And cause the seat of violence to come near;

New American Standard 1977
Do you put off the day of calamity, And would you bring near the seat of violence?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye that put far away the evil day and cause the seat of violence to come near;

King James 2000 Bible
You that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

American King James Version
You that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

American Standard Version
-ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

Douay-Rheims Bible
You that are separated unto the evil day: and that approach to the throne of iniquity;

Darby Bible Translation
Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

English Revised Version
Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

World English Bible
Those who put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

Young's Literal Translation
Who are putting away the day of evil, And ye bring nigh the seat of violence,
Study Bible
Woe to those at Ease in Zion
2Cross over to Calneh and see; go from there to great Hamath; then go down to Gath of the Philistines. Are you better than these kingdoms? Is their territory larger than yours? 3You dismiss the day of calamity and bring near a reign of violence. 4You lie on beds inlaid with ivory, and lounge upon your couches; You dine on lambs from the flock and calves from the stall.…
Cross References
Psalm 94:20
Can a corrupt throne be Your ally--one devising mischief by decree?

Isaiah 56:12
"Come, let me get the wine, let us imbibe the strong drink, and tomorrow will be like today, only far better!"

Lamentations 4:5
Those who once ate delicacies are destitute in the streets; those brought up in purple huddle in ash heaps.

Ezekiel 12:22
"Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel: 'The days go by, and every vision fails'?

Ezekiel 23:42
The sound of a carefree crowd accompanied her. Sabeans were brought in from the desert along with men from the rabble, who put bracelets on your wrists and beautiful crowns on your head.

Amos 3:10
For they know not how to do right--declares the LORD--those who store up violence and destruction in their citadels.'"

Amos 9:10
All the sinners among My people will die by the sword, all those who say, 'Disaster will never draw near or confront us.'

Micah 6:12
For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; their tongues are deceitful in their mouths.

Treasury of Scripture

You that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

put.

Amos 5:18 Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for …

Amos 9:10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The …

Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore …

Isaiah 47:7 And you said, I shall be a lady for ever: so that you did not lay …

Isaiah 56:12 Come you, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves …

Ezekiel 12:22,27 Son of man, what is that proverb that you have in the land of Israel, …

Matthew 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction …

2 Peter 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers …

Revelation 18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nothing. And every shipmaster, …

and cause.

Amos 6:12 Shall horses run on the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for …

Amos 5:12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they …

Psalm 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames …

seat. or, habitation.







(3) Far away.--They choose to think that the day of reckoning is far off, and cling yet closer to their habits of defrauding the poor at the seat of judgment. (Comp. Ezekiel 12:21-28.)

Verse 3. - Ye that put far away the evil day. They assigned a distant date to the time of punishment and calamity; they would not look it in the face or contemplate it as approaching and ready to come upon them. Septuagint, οἱ ἐρχόμενοι εἰς ἡμέραν κάκην, "Ye who are coming unto the evil day." The Alexandrian manuscript has οἱ εὐχόμενοι, "ye who pray for" (Amos 5:18), with which the Syriac seems to agree. The Vulgate (as Aquila, Symmachus, and Theodotion), taking the verb passively, renders, qui separati estis in diem malum. But it is beat to translate it as above, in the sense of "repelling," "putting away with aversion," as in Isaiah 66:5. And cause the seat of violence to come near. They erected the throne (shebheth, "the sitting," or "enthroning") of violence in their midst, made themselves the subjects and slaves of wickedness and oppression. The LXX., mistaking shebheth for shabbath translates, Οἱ ἐγγίζοντες καὶ ἐφαπτόμενοι σαββάτων ψευδῶν. "Ye who are drawing near and clinging to false sabbaths." Ye that put far away the evil day,.... The day of Israel's captivity, threatened by, the Lord, and prophesied of by the prophets; by this prophet, and by Hoshea and others: this they endeavoured to put out of their minds and thoughts, and supposed it to be at a great distance, yea, hoped it never would be; and like the Jews, with respect to their captivity, and the destruction of their city, said it was not near, but prolonged, yea, would never come to pass, Ezekiel 11:3; so some men put far from them the day of death; which though to a good man is better than the day of his birth, yet to a wicked man is an evil and terrible day; he do not care to hear or speak, or think of it, lest it should dampen his carnal joys and pleasures: as also the day of Christ's coming to judgment; which though a good man hastens to in his affections, desires, and prayers, wicked men set at the greatest distance, yea, scoff at it, as believing it never will be, and to show that they are in no pain or uneasiness about it; see Isaiah 56:12. The Vulgate Latin version renders it, "who are separated to the evil day"; appointed to it; foreordained to this condemnation; destined to ruin and destruction for their sins; see Proverbs 16:4;

and cause the seat of violence to come near; boldly venture upon the commission of acts of injustice, rapine, and violence, on a presumption the evil day threatened will never come; or place themselves on the bench in courts of judicature, and there, without any manner of concern, commit the greatest acts of unrighteousness, as believing they shall never be called to an account for them by God or man. 3. Ye persuade yourselves that "the evil day" foretold by the prophets is "far off," though they declare it near (Eze 12:22, 27). Ye in your imagination put it far off, and therefore bring near violent oppression, suffering it to sit enthroned, as it were, among you (Ps 94:20). The notion of judgment being far off has always been an incentive to the sinner's recklessness of living (Ec 8:12, 13; Mt 24:48). Yet that very recklessness brings near the evil day which he puts far off. "Ye bring on fever by your intemperance, and yet would put it far off" [Calvin].6:1-7 Those are looked upon as doing well for themselves, who do well for their bodies; but we are here told what their ease is, and what their woe is. Here is a description of the pride, security, and sensuality, for which God would reckon. Careless sinners are every where in danger; but those at ease in Zion, who are stupid, vainly confident, and abusing their privileges, are in the greatest danger. Yet many fancy themselves the people of God, who are living in sin, and in conformity to the world. But the examples of others' ruin forbid us to be secure. Those who are set upon their pleasures are commonly careless of the troubles of others, but this is great offence to God. Those who placed their happiness in the pleasures of sense, and set their hearts upon them, shall be deprived of those pleasures. Those who try to put the evil day far from them, find it nearest to them.
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