New International Version
Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
King James Bible
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
Darby Bible Translation
Take away from me the noise of thy songs, and I will not hear the melody of thy lutes;
World English Bible
Take away from me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
Young's Literal Translation
Turn aside from Me the noise of thy songs, Yea, the praise of thy psaltery I hear not.
Amos 5:23 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The noise of thy songs - the melody of thy viols - They had both vocal and instrumental music in those sacrificial festivals; and God hated the noise of the one and shut his ears against the melody of the other. In the first there was nothing but noise, because their hearts were not right with God; and in the latter there could be nothing but (זמרת zimrath) cutting and scraping, because there was no heart - no religious sense in the thing, and nearly as little in them that used it. See on Amos 6:5 (note).
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Their Redeemer is strong.--JER. 50:34. I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins.--I have laid help upon one that is mighty.--The Lord. . . thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.--Mighty to save.--Able to keep you from falling.--Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.--He is able . . . to save them …
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