Amos 9:2
Text Analysis
518 [e]אִם־
2864 [e]יַחְתְּר֣וּ
they digV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
7585 [e]בִשְׁא֔וֹל
into hellPrep-b | N-cs
8033 [e]מִשָּׁ֖ם
from therePrep-m | Adv
3027 [e]יָדִ֣י
my handN-fsc | 1cs
3947 [e]תִקָּחֵ֑ם
shall take themV-Qal-Imperf-3fs | 3mp
518 [e]וְאִֽם־
and ThoughConj-w | Conj
5927 [e]יַעֲלוּ֙
they climb upV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
8064 [e]הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם
to heavenArt | N-mp
8033 [e]מִשָּׁ֖ם
from therePrep-m | Adv
3381 [e]אוֹרִידֵֽם׃
I will bring them downV-Hifil-Imperf-1cs | 3mp

Hebrew Texts
עמוס 9:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אִם־יַחְתְּר֣וּ בִשְׁאֹ֔ול מִשָּׁ֖ם יָדִ֣י תִקָּחֵ֑ם וְאִֽם־יַעֲלוּ֙ הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם מִשָּׁ֖ם אֹורִידֵֽם׃

עמוס 9:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אם־יחתרו בשאול משם ידי תקחם ואם־יעלו השמים משם אורידם׃

עמוס 9:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אם־יחתרו בשאול משם ידי תקחם ואם־יעלו השמים משם אורידם׃

עמוס 9:2 Hebrew Bible
אם יחתרו בשאול משם ידי תקחם ואם יעלו השמים משם אורידם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Though they dig into Sheol, From there will My hand take them; And though they ascend to heaven, From there will I bring them down.

King James Bible
Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If they dig down to Sheol, from there My hand will take them; if they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Though. All these energetic expressions were intended to shew the utter impossibility of escape.


Job 26:6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction has no covering.

Psalm 139:7-10 Where shall I go from your spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence…

Isaiah 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves …


Job 20:6 Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds;

Isaiah 14:13-16 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will …

Jeremiah 49:16 Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, …

Jeremiah 51:53 Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify …

Ezekiel 28:13-16 You have been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was …

Obadiah 1:4 Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest …

Luke 10:18 And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

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