New American Standard Bible
"Hear and testify against the house of Jacob," Declares the Lord GOD, the God of hosts.
King James Bible
Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,
Darby Bible Translation
Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord Jehovah, the God of hosts,
World English Bible
"Listen, and testify against the house of Jacob," says the Lord Yahweh, the God of Armies.
Young's Literal Translation
Hear ye and testify to the house of Jacob, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, God of Hosts.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Hear ye and testify ye in - (Rather unto or against ) the house of Israel; first "hear" yourselves, then "testify," that is, solemnly "protest," in the Name of God; and "bear witness unto" and "against" them, so that the solemn words may sink into them. It is of little avail to "testfy," unless we first "hear;" nor can man "bear witness" to what he doth not know; nor will words make an "impression," that is, leave a trace of themselves, be stamped in or on people's souls, unless the soul which utters them have first hearkened unto them.
Saith the Lord God of hosts - "So thundereth, as it were, the authority of the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of the shepherd. Foretelling and protesting the destruction of the altar of Bethel, he sets his God against the god whom Israel had chosen as theirs and worshiped there, "the Lord God of hosts," against "the similitude of a calf that eateth hay" Psalm 106:20. Not I, a shepherd, but so speaketh my God against your god."
LibraryOn Public Diversions
"Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in the city, and the Lord hath not done it?" Amos 3:6. It is well if there are not too many here who are too nearly concerned in these words of the Prophet; the plain sense of which seems to be this: Are there any men in the world so stupid and senseless, so utterly void of common reason, so careless of their own and their neighbours' safety or destruction, as when an alarm of approaching judgments is given, …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Whether the Angels Know the Mysteries of Grace?
"But you shall speak My words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious.
"For on the day that I punish Israel's transgressions, I will also punish the altars of Bethel; The horns of the altar will be cut off And they will fall to the ground.
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