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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Amos 5:14


    CHAPTERS: Amos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9     
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    King James Bible - Amos 5:14

    Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.

    World English Bible

    Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so Yahweh, the God of Armies, will be with you, as you say.

    Douay-Rheims - Amos 5:14

    Seek ye good, and not evil, that you may live: and the Lord the God of hosts will be with you, as you have said.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.

    Original Hebrew

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    ,serif" size=5> דרשׁו 1875 טוב 2896 ואל 408 רע 7451 למען 4616 תחיו 2421 ויהי 1961 כן 3651 יהוה 3068 אלהי 430 צבאות 6635 אתכם 854 כאשׁר 834 אמרתם׃ 559

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    VERSE (14) -
    Ps 34:12-16 Pr 11:27 Isa 1:16,17; 55:2 Mic 6:8 Mt 6:33 Ro 2:7-9

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:14

    Buscad lo bueno, y no lo malo, para que viváis; porque así el SEŃOR Dios de los ejércitos será con vosotros, como decís.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Amos 5:14

    Verse 14.
    Seek good, and not evil] Is there a greater mystery in the world, than that a mall, instead of seeking good, will seek evil, knowing that it is evil? And so the Lord] As God is the Fountain of good, so they who seek the supreme good seek him: and they who seek shall find him; For the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with him.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 14.
    Seek good, and not evil , etc.] Seek not unto, or after, evil persons and evil things; not the company and conversation of evil men, which is infectious and dangerous; nor anything that is evil, or has the appearance of it, especially the evil of evils, sin; which is hateful to God, contrary to his nature and will; is evil in its own nature, and bad in its consequences, and therefore not to be sought, but shunned and avoided; but seek that which is good, persons and things: seek the “summum bonnum”, “the chief good”, God, who is essentially, perfectly, immutably, and communicatively good, the fountain of all goodness, and the portion of his people; seek Christ the good Saviour and sacrifice, the good Shepherd, and the good Samaritan, who is good in all his relations, as a father, husband, and friend, and in whom all good things are laid up; seek the good Spirit of God, who works good things in his people, and shows good things to them, and is the Comforter of them; seek to him for assistance in prayer, and to help in the exercise of every grace, and in the discharge of every duty, and as the guide into all truth, and to eternal glory; seek the good ways of God, the way of truth, the path of faith and holiness, and especially the good way to the Father, the way of life and salvation by Christ; seek the good word of God, the Scriptures of truth, the promises contained in them, and the Gospel of them; seek the company of good men, and that good part that shall not be taken away, the true grace of God, the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; seek the glories of another world, the goodness of God laid up, the best things which are reserved to last: that ye may live ; comfortably, spiritually, and eternally, which is the consequence of all this; (see Gill on “ Amos 5:4, 6”); and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken ; as they used to say, and boasted of; though they had not the temple, the ark of the testimony, the symbols of the divine Presence, as Judah had; but this they would have in reality, both his gracious presence here, and his glorious presence hereafter, did they truly and rightly seek those things; than which nothing is more desirable to good men, or can make them more comfortable, or more happy. The Targum is, “seek to do well, and not to do ill, that ye may live; and then the word of the Lord God of hosts shall be your help, as ye have said.”

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 7-17 - The same
    almighty power can, for repenting sinners, easily tur affliction and sorrow into prosperity and joy, and as easily turn the prosperity of daring sinners into utter darkness. Evil times will no bear plain dealing; that is, evil men will not. And these men were evi men indeed, when wise and good men thought it in vain even to speak to them. Those who will seek and love that which is good, may help to sav the land from ruin. It behoves us to plead God's spiritual promises, to beseech him to create in us a clean heart, and to renew a right spiri within us. The Lord is ever ready to be gracious to the souls that see him; and then piety and every duty will be attended to. But as for sinful Israel, God's judgments had often passed by them, now they shal pass through them.


    Original Hebrew

    Basic,serif" size=5> דרשׁו 1875 טוב 2896 ואל 408 רע 7451 למען 4616 תחיו 2421 ויהי 1961 כן 3651 יהוה 3068 אלהי 430 צבאות 6635 אתכם 854 כאשׁר 834 אמרתם׃ 559


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