Amos 6:4
New International Version
You lie on beds adorned with ivory and lounge on your couches. You dine on choice lambs and fattened calves.

New Living Translation
How terrible for you who sprawl on ivory beds and lounge on your couches, eating the meat of tender lambs from the flock and of choice calves fattened in the stall.

English Standard Version
“Woe to those who lie on beds of ivory and stretch themselves out on their couches, and eat lambs from the flock and calves from the midst of the stall,

Berean Study Bible
You lie on beds inlaid with ivory, and lounge upon your couches; You dine on lambs from the flock and calves from the stall.

New American Standard Bible
Those who recline on beds of ivory And sprawl on their couches, And eat lambs from the flock And calves from the midst of the stall,

King James Bible
That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

Christian Standard Bible
They lie on beds inlaid with ivory, sprawled out on their couches, and dine on lambs from the flock and calves from the stall.

Contemporary English Version
You rich people lounge around on beds with ivory posts, while dining on the meat of your lambs and calves.

Good News Translation
How terrible it will be for you that stretch out on your luxurious couches, feasting on veal and lamb!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They lie on beds inlaid with ivory, sprawled out on their couches, and dine on lambs from the flock and calves from the stall.

International Standard Version
lying on ivory beds, stretching out on your couches, eating lambs from the flock, and fattened calves from the stall,

NET Bible
They lie around on beds decorated with ivory, and sprawl out on their couches. They eat lambs from the flock, and calves from the middle of the pen.

New Heart English Bible
Who lie on beds of ivory, and stretch themselves on their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How horrible it will be for those who sleep on ivory beds. They sprawl out on their couches and eat lambs from their flocks and calves from their stalls.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That lie upon beds of ivory, And stretch themselves upon their couches, And eat the lambs out of the flock, And the calves out of the midst of the stall;

New American Standard 1977
Those who recline on beds of ivory And sprawl on their couches, And eat lambs from the flock And calves from the midst of the stall,

Jubilee Bible 2000
that lie upon beds of ivory and stretch themselves upon their couches and eat the lambs out of the flock and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

King James 2000 Bible
That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch yourselves upon your couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

American King James Version
That lie on beds of ivory, and stretch themselves on their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the middle of the stall;

American Standard Version
that lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

Douay-Rheims Bible
You that sleep upon beds of ivory, and are wanton on your couches: that eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the herd;

Darby Bible Translation
that lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves from the midst of the stall;

English Revised Version
that lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

Webster's Bible Translation
That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat lambs from the flock, and calves from the midst of the stall;

World English Bible
Who lie on beds of ivory, and stretch themselves on their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

Young's Literal Translation
Who are lying down on beds of ivory, And are spread out on their couches, And are eating lambs from the flock, And calves from the midst of the stall,
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Woe to those at Ease in Zion
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. 5You improvise songs on the harp like David and invent your own musical instruments.…
Cross References
Esther 1:6
Hangings of white and violet linen were fastened with cords of fine white and purple to silver rings on the marble pillars. Gold and silver couches were arranged on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl, and other precious stones.

Jeremiah 16:8
You must not enter a house where there is feasting and sit down with them to eat and drink.

Ezekiel 16:49
Now this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, and complacent; they did not help the poor and needy.

Ezekiel 23:41
You sat on a couch of luxury with a table spread before it, on which you had set My incense and My oil.

Ezekiel 34:2
"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Woe to the shepherds of Israel, who only feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed their flock?

Ezekiel 34:3
You eat the fat, wear the wool, and butcher the fattened sheep, but you do not feed the flock.

Amos 3:12
This is what the LORD says: "As the shepherd snatches from the mouth of the lion two legs or a piece of an ear, so the Israelites dwelling in Samaria will be snatched away with the corner of a bed or the cushion of a couch.

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!"

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

That lie on beds of ivory, and stretch themselves on their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the middle of the stall;

lie.

Isaiah 5:11,12 Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow …

Isaiah 22:13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating …

Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine …

Romans 13:13,14 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, …

James 5:5 You have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; you have …

beds. Either sofas to recline on at table, or beds to sleep on; which among the ancients, were ornamented with ivory inlaid.

stretch themselves upon their couches. or, abound with superfluities.

1 Samuel 25:36-38 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, …

Psalm 73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

Luke 12:19,20 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for …







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You lie
הַשֹּֽׁכְבִים֙ (haš·šō·ḵə·ḇîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

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

beds
מִטּ֣וֹת (miṭ·ṭō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4296: A bed, for, sleeping, eating, a sofa, litter, bier

inlaid with ivory,
שֵׁ֔ן (šên)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8127: A tooth, ivory, a cliff

and lounge
וּסְרֻחִ֖ים (ū·sə·ru·ḥîm)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5628: To go free, be unrestrained, overrun, exceed

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

your couches;
עַרְשׂוֹתָ֑ם (‘ar·śō·w·ṯām)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6210: A couch, divan

You dine on
וְאֹכְלִ֤ים (wə·’ō·ḵə·lîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

lambs
כָּרִים֙ (kā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3733: A ram, a, battering-ram, a meadow, a pad, camel's saddle

from the flock
מִצֹּ֔אן (miṣ·ṣōn)
Preposition-m | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

and calves
וַעֲגָלִ֖ים (wa·‘ă·ḡā·lîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5695: A, calf, one nearly grown

from
מִתּ֥וֹךְ (mit·tō·wḵ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8432: A bisection, the centre

the stall.
מַרְבֵּֽק׃ (mar·bêq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4770: A stall
(4) Of ivory--i.e., inlaid with that material.

Verse 4. - That lie upon beds of ivory; couches inlaid with ivory (see note on Amos 3:15) at meals. The prophet substantiates his denunciation by describing their selfish luxury and debauchery. Stretch themselves literally, are poured out; Septuagint, κατασπαταλῶντες, "wantoning." Out of the midst of the stall. Calves put up to be fattened. They do this presumably net on festivals, when it would have been proper and excusable, but every day. 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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