Amos 7:13
New International Version
Don’t prophesy anymore at Bethel, because this is the king’s sanctuary and the temple of the kingdom.”

New Living Translation
Don’t bother us with your prophecies here in Bethel. This is the king’s sanctuary and the national place of worship!”

English Standard Version
but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.”

Berean Study Bible
But never prophesy at Bethel again, because it is the sanctuary of the king and the temple of the kingdom.”

King James Bible
But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.

New King James Version
But never again prophesy at Bethel, For it is the king’s sanctuary, And it is the royal residence.”

New American Standard Bible
But do not prophesy at Bethel any longer, for it is a sanctuary of the king and a royal residence.”

NASB 1995
“But no longer prophesy at Bethel, for it is a sanctuary of the king and a royal residence.”

NASB 1977
“But no longer prophesy at Bethel, for it is a sanctuary of the king and a royal residence.”

Amplified Bible
But do not prophesy any longer at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal residence.”

Christian Standard Bible
but don’t ever prophesy at Bethel again, for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but don’t ever prophesy at Bethel again, for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.”

American Standard Version
but prophesy not again any more at Beth-el; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in Bayth Eil you shall not prophesy again, because it is the Holy Place of the King, and it is the house of the kingdom”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
but thou shalt no longer prophesy at Bethel: for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the royal house.

Contemporary English Version
Don't do any more preaching at Bethel. The king worships here at our national temple."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But prophesy not again any more in Bethel: because it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the house of the kingdom.

English Revised Version
but prophesy not again any more at Beth-el: for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house.

Good News Translation
Don't prophesy here at Bethel any more. This is the king's place of worship, the national temple."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But don't [ever] prophesy again in Bethel, because this is the king's holy place and the king's palace."

International Standard Version
Don't prophesy anymore at Bethel, because it's the king's sanctuary and a temple of the kingdom."

JPS Tanakh 1917
but prophesy not again any more at Beth-el, for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house.'

Literal Standard Version
and no longer prophesy [at] Beth-El anymore, for it [is] the king’s sanctuary, and it [is] the royal house.”

NET Bible
Don't prophesy at Bethel any longer, for a royal temple and palace are here!"

New Heart English Bible
but do not prophesy again any more at Bethel; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house."

World English Bible
but don't prophesy again any more at Bethel; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house!"

Young's Literal Translation
and at Beth-El do not add to prophesy any more, for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the royal house.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Amaziah Accuses Amos
12And Amaziah said to Amos, “Go away, you seer! Flee to the land of Judah; earn your bread there and do your prophesying there. 13But never prophesy at Bethel again, because it is the sanctuary of the king and the temple of the kingdom.” 14“I was not a prophet,” Amos replied, “nor was I the son of a prophet; rather, I was a herdsman and a tender of sycamore-fig trees.…

Cross References
Acts 4:18
Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.

1 Kings 12:29
One calf he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan.

1 Kings 12:32
And Jeroboam ordained a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the feast that was in Judah, and he offered sacrifices on the altar; he made this offering in Bethel to sacrifice to the calves he had set up, and he installed priests in Bethel for the high places he had set up.

Isaiah 30:10
They say to the seers, "Stop seeing visions!" and to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us the truth! Speak to us pleasant words; prophesy illusions.

Amos 2:12
"But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.

Amos 3:14
On the day I punish Israel for their transgressions, I will visit destruction on the altars of Bethel; the horns of the altar will be cut off, and they will fall to the ground.

Amos 5:5
Do 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.


Treasury of Scripture

But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.

prophesy.

Amos 2:12
But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

Acts 4:17,18
But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name…

Acts 5:28,40
Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us…

for.

1 Kings 12:29,32
And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan…

1 Kings 13:1
And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

chapel.









Verse 13. - The king's chapel; i.e. "a sanctuary" (Exodus 25:8; Leviticus 19:30) founded by the king (1 Kings 12:28), not by God. So in truth it had only an earthly sanction, and the prophet of the Lord was out of place there. The king's court; literally, house of the kingdom. "National temple" (Kuenen); "a royal temple, the state church" (Pusey). Not the political, but the religious, capital, the chief seat of the religion appertaining to the nation. Amaziah speaks as a thorough Erastian; as if the human authority were everything, and the Lord, of himself, had no claims on the land.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
but
וּבֵֽית־ (ū·ḇêṯ-)
0
Strong's Hebrew

never
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

prophesy
לְהִנָּבֵ֑א (lə·hin·nā·ḇê)
Preposition-l | Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5012: To prophesy, speak, by inspiration

at Bethel
אֵ֔ל (’êl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1008: Bethel -- 'house of God', a city in Ephraim, also a place in southern Judah

again,
תוֹסִ֥יף (ṯō·w·sîp̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3254: To add, augment

because
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

it [is]
ה֔וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

the sanctuary
מִקְדַּשׁ־ (miq·daš-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4720: A consecrated thing, place, a palace, sanctuary, asylum

of the king
מֶ֙לֶךְ֙ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

and the temple
וּבֵ֥ית (ū·ḇêṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of the kingdom.”
מַמְלָכָ֖ה (mam·lā·ḵāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4467: Kingdom, sovereignty, dominion, reign


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