New International Version
"Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
King James Bible
Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I will press upon you, as a cart presseth that is full of sheaves.
World English Bible
Behold, I will crush you in your place, as a cart crushes that is full of grain.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I am pressing you under, As the full cart doth press for itself a sheaf.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, I am pressed under you - The marginal reading is better: "Behold, I will press your place, as a cart full of sheaves presseth." I will bring over you the wheel of destruction; and it shall grind your place - your city and temple, as the wheel of a cart laden with sheaves presses down the ground, gravel, and stones over which it rolls.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I am pressed, etc. or, I will press your place, as a cart full of sheaves presseth.
LibraryRipe for Gathering
'Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. 2. And He said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon My people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. 3. And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence. 4. Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
To his Praise!
We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it."
They brought as their gifts before the LORD six covered carts and twelve oxen--an ox from each leader and a cart from every two. These they presented before the tabernacle.
Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals I hate with all my being. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.
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