Amos 6:8
New International Version
The Sovereign LORD has sworn by himself--the LORD God Almighty declares: "I abhor the pride of Jacob and detest his fortresses; I will deliver up the city and everything in it."

New Living Translation
The Sovereign LORD has sworn by his own name, and this is what he, the LORD God of Heaven's Armies, says: "I despise the arrogance of Israel, and I hate their fortresses. I will give this city and everything in it to their enemies."

English Standard Version
The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, declares the LORD, the God of hosts: “I abhor the pride of Jacob and hate his strongholds, and I will deliver up the city and all that is in it.”

Berean Study Bible
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself—the LORD, the God of Hosts, has declared: “I abhor Jacob’s pride and detest his citadels, so I will deliver up the city and everything in it.”

New American Standard Bible
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself, the LORD God of hosts has declared: "I loathe the arrogance of Jacob, And detest his citadels; Therefore I will deliver up the city and all it contains."

King James Bible
The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.

Christian Standard Bible
The Lord GOD has sworn by himself--this is the declaration of the LORD, the God of Armies: I loathe Jacob's pride and hate his citadels, so I will hand over the city and everything in it.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD God All-Powerful has sworn by his own name: "You descendants of Jacob make me angry by your pride, and I hate your fortresses. And so I will surrender your city and possessions to your enemies."

Good News Translation
The Sovereign LORD Almighty has given this solemn warning: "I hate the pride of the people of Israel; I despise their luxurious mansions. I will give their capital city and everything in it to the enemy."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself--this is the declaration of Yahweh, the God of Hosts: I loathe Jacob's pride and hate his citadels, so I will hand over the city and everything in it.

International Standard Version
"The Lord GOD has sworn by himself," declares the LORD, the God of the Heavenly Armies, "I utterly detest the arrogance of Jacob; I hate his fortresses; and I will deliver up the city, along with everyone in it.

NET Bible
The sovereign LORD confirms this oath by his very own life. The LORD, the God who commands armies, is speaking: "I despise Jacob's arrogance; I hate their fortresses. I will hand over to their enemies the city of Samaria and everything in it."

New Heart English Bible
"The Lord GOD has sworn by himself," says the LORD, the God of hosts: "I abhor the pride of Jacob, and detest his fortresses. Therefore I will deliver up the city with all that is in it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Almighty LORD has sworn an oath on himself. The LORD God of Armies declares: I am disgusted with Jacob's pride, and I hate his palaces. So I will hand over the city and everything in it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The Lord GOD hath sworn by Himself, Saith the LORD, the God of hosts: I abhor the pride of Jacob, And hate his palaces; And I will deliver up the city with all that is therein.

New American Standard 1977
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself, the LORD God of hosts has declared: “I loathe the arrogance of Jacob, And I detest his citadels; Therefore, I will deliver up the city and all it contains.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, the LORD God of the hosts said, I abhor the grandeur of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore I will give the city with all that is therein over to the enemy.

King James 2000 Bible
The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, says the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is in it.

American King James Version
The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, said the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.

American Standard Version
The Lord Jehovah hath sworn by himself, saith Jehovah, the God of hosts: I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces; therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord God hath sworn by his own soul, saith the Lord the God of hosts: I detest the pride of Jacob, and I hate his houses, and I will deliver up the city with the inhabitants thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
The Lord Jehovah hath sworn by himself, saith Jehovah, the God of hosts, I abhor the pride of Jacob, and hate his palaces; and I will deliver up the city with all that is therein.

English Revised Version
The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD, the God of hosts; I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.

Webster's Bible Translation
The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellence of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore I will deliver up the city with all its abundance.

World English Bible
"The Lord Yahweh has sworn by himself," says Yahweh, the God of Armies: "I abhor the pride of Jacob, and detest his fortresses. Therefore I will deliver up the city with all that is in it.

Young's Literal Translation
Sworn hath the Lord Jehovah by Himself, An affirmation of Jehovah, God of Hosts: I am abominating the excellency of Jacob, And his high places I have hated, And I have delivered up the city and its fulness.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Pride of Israel
8The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself— the LORD, the God of Hosts, has declared: “I abhor Jacob’s pride and detest his citadels, so I will deliver up the city and everything in it.” 9And if there are ten men left in one house, they too will die.…
Cross References
Genesis 22:16
saying, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your only son,

Leviticus 26:30
I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and heap your dead bodies on the remains of your idols; and My soul will despise you.

Deuteronomy 32:19
When the LORD saw this, He rejected them, provoked to anger by His sons and daughters.

Psalm 47:4
He chooses our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom He loves. Selah

Psalm 78:59
On hearing it, God was furious and rejected Israel completely.

Psalm 106:40
So the anger of the LORD was kindled against His people, and He abhorred His own inheritance.

Jeremiah 12:8
My inheritance has become to Me like a lion in the forest. She has roared against Me; therefore I hate her.

Jeremiah 22:5
But if you do not obey these words, then I swear by Myself, declares the LORD, that this house will become a pile of rubble.'"

Jeremiah 44:26
Nevertheless, hear the word of the LORD, all you Jews living in Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by My great name, says the LORD, that My name will never again be invoked by anyone of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "As surely as the Lord GOD lives."

Jeremiah 49:13
For by Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, that Bozrah will become a desolation, a disgrace, a ruin, and a curse, and all her cities will be in ruins forever."

Jeremiah 51:14
The LORD of Hosts has sworn by Himself: "Surely I will fill you up with men like locusts, and they will shout in triumph over you."

Hosea 11:6
A sword will whirl through their cities; it will destroy the bars of their gates and consume them in their own plans.

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 3:11
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: "An enemy will surround the land; he will pull down your strongholds and plunder your citadels."

Amos 4:2
The Lord GOD has sworn by His holiness: "Behold, the days are coming when you will be taken away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.

Amos 5:21
I hate, I despise your feasts! I cannot stand the stench of your solemn assemblies.

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!"

Amos 8:7
The LORD has sworn by the Pride of Jacob: "I will never forget any of their deeds.

Treasury of Scripture

The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, said the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.

sworn.

Amos 4:2 The Lord GOD has sworn by his holiness, that, see, the days shall …

Jeremiah 51:14 The LORD of hosts has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill …

Hebrews 6:13-17 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no …

I abhor.

Leviticus 26:11 And I set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.

Psalm 78:59 When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:

Psalm 106:40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, so …

Zechariah 11:8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed …

the excellency.

Amos 8:7 The LORD has sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never …

Psalm 47:4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom …

Ezekiel 24:21 Speak to the house of Israel, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will …

and hate.

Amos 3:11 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall be even …

Lamentations 2:5 The LORD was as an enemy: he has swallowed up Israel, he has swallowed …

therefore.

Micah 1:6-9 Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings …

all that is therein. Heb. the fulness thereof.

Psalm 50:12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you: for the world is mine, and …







Lexicon
The Lord
אֲדֹנָ֨י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

GOD
יְהוִ֜ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

has sworn
נִשְׁבַּע֩ (niš·ba‘)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7650: To seven oneself, swear

by Himself—
בְּנַפְשׁ֗וֹ (bə·nap̄·šōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

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

the God
אֱלֹהֵ֣י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of Hosts,
צְבָא֔וֹת (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

has declared:
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5002: An oracle

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

abhor
מְתָאֵ֤ב (mə·ṯā·’êḇ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8374: To loathe

Jacob’s
יַֽעֲקֹ֔ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

pride
גְּא֣וֹן (gə·’ō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1347: Arrogance, majesty, ornament

and detest
שָׂנֵ֑אתִי (śā·nê·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

his citadels,
וְאַרְמְנֹתָ֖יו (wə·’ar·mə·nō·ṯāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 759: A citadel

so I will deliver up
וְהִסְגַּרְתִּ֖י (wə·his·gar·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5462: To shut up, to surrender

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

and everything in it.”
וּמְלֹאָֽהּ׃ (ū·mə·lō·’āh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4393: Fullness, that which fills
(8) By himself.--Literally, by His soul. Jehovah swears by His life or soul because He could swear by no greater--the eternal "I Am." (Comp. the formula of Divine asseveration: "As I live, saith the Lord," which derives illustration from the custom of swearing by the life of a monarch; Genesis 42:15-16.) With the eternal unchangeable being of the Supreme Monarch stands contrasted "the excellency of Jacob," the false futile glory which Jehovah abhors. In Amos 8:7 the phrase is used for God Himself; not, however, in either passage God's absolute perfection or objective glory, but the thoughts, sometimes wise, sometimes base, which men have entertained about Him. From the context we infer that the splendid shrine of Samaria, with its unacceptable offerings and calf-worship, is here meant. The reference to the coming destruction of buildings great and small (Amos 6:11) lends colour to this interpretation. (Comp. Amos 6:13.)

Verse 8. - Hath sworn by himself (nephesh); in anima sua (Vulgate), "by his soul;" a concession to human language (comp. Amos 4:2; Jeremiah 51:14; Hebrews 6:13, 17, 18). God thus shows that the threat proceeds from him, and is immutable. The excellency; the pride (ὕβριν, Septuagint; superbiam, Vulgate); that of which Jacob is proud (Hosea 5:5), as, for instance, his palaces, built by exaction, maintained in voluptuous luxury. Will deliver up to the enemy for destruction (Deuteronomy 32:30; Obadiah 1:14). 6:8-14 How dreadful, how miserable, is the case of those whose eternal ruin the Lord himself has sworn; for he can execute his purpose, and none can alter it! Those hearts are wretchedly hardened that will not be brought to mention God's name, and to worship him, when the hand of God is gone out against them, when sickness and death are in their families. Those that will not be tilled as fields, shall be abandoned as rocks. When our services of God are soured with sin, his providences will justly be made bitter to us. Men should take warning not to harden their hearts, for those who walk in pride, God will destroy.
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