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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Amos 6:5


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    King James Bible - Amos 6:5

    That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;

    World English Bible

    who strum on the strings of a harp; who invent for themselves
    instruments of music, like David;

    Douay-Rheims - Amos 6:5

    You that sing to the
    sound of the psaltery: they have thought themselves to have instruments of music like David;

    Webster's Bible Translation

    That chant to the
    sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David;

    Original Hebrew

    הפרטים
    6527 על 5921 פי 6310 הנבל 5035 כדויד 1732 חשׁבו 2803 להם 1992 כלי 3627 שׁיר׃ 7892

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    VERSE (5) -
    Ge 31:27 Job 21:11,12 Ec 2:8 Isa 5:12 1Pe 4:3 Re 18:22

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:5

    los que gorjean al son de la flauta, e inventan instrumentos musicales, como David;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Amos 6:5

    Verse 5. And
    invent to themselves instruments of music, like David] See the note on 1 Chron. xxiii. 5; and see especially the note on 2 Chron. xxix. 25. I believe that David was not authorized by the Lord to introduce that multitude of musical instruments into the Divine worship of which we read, and I am satisfied that his conduct in this respect is most solemnly reprehended by this prophet; and I farther believe that the use of such instruments of music, in the Christian Church, is without the sanction and against the will of God; that they are subversive of the spirit of true devotion, and that they are sinful. If there was a wo to them who invented instruments of music, as did David under the law, is there no wo, no curse to them who invent them, and introduce them into the worship of God in the Christian Church? I am an old man, and an old minister; and I here declare that I never knew them productive of any good in the worship of God; and have had reason to believe that they were productive of much evil. Music, as a science, I esteem and admire: but instruments of music in the house of God I abominate and abhor. This is the abuse of music; and here I register my protest against all such corruptions in the worship of the Author of Christianity. The late venerable and most eminent divine, the Revelation John Wesley, who was a lover of music, and an elegant poet, when asked his opinion of instruments of music being introduced into the chapels of the Methodists said, in his terse and powerful manner, "I have no objection to instruments of music in our chapels, provided they are neither HEARD nor SEEN." I say the same, though I think the expense of purchase had better be spared.

    The word µyfrph happoretim, which we render chant, and the margin quaver, signifies to dance, to skip, &c. In the sight of such a text, fiddlers, drummers, waltzers, &c., may well tremble, who perform to excite detestable passions.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 5. That chant to the sound of the viol , etc.] Or psaltery; an instrument of twelve cords, and that gave twelve sounds, as Josephus says, being stricken with the fingers; and to these sounds thesemen chanted or quivered, made like sounds with their voice, which they raised higher or lower, according to the sound of the instrument: they “particularized”, as the word signifies f167 ; or observed the divisions and distinctions of notes and sounds, by the modulation of their voice: [and] invent to themselves instruments of music, like David : not content with old ones, such as were used in former times, they invented new instruments and new tunes, and new songs to sing to them; as David made songs and invented several instruments of music to sing them upon and to, in religious worship, and for the praise and glory of God; so these men invented new ones to indulge their carnal mirth and jollity, in which they thought themselves to be justified by the example of David.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-7 - Those are looked upon as doing well for themselves, who do well for their bodies; but we are here told what their ease is, and what their woe is. Here is a description of the
    pride, security, and sensuality for which God would reckon. Careless sinners are every where in danger but those at ease in Zion, who are stupid, vainly confident, an abusing their privileges, are in the greatest danger. Yet many fanc themselves the people of God, who are living in sin, and in conformit to the world. But the examples of others' ruin forbid us to be secure Those who are set upon their pleasures are commonly careless of the troubles of others, but this is great offence to God. Those who place their happiness in the pleasures of sense, and set their hearts upo them, shall be deprived of those pleasures. Those who try to put the evil day far from them, find it nearest to them.


    Original Hebrew

    הפרטים 6527 על 5921 פי 6310 הנבל 5035 כדויד 1732 חשׁבו 2803 להם 1992 כלי 3627 שׁיר׃ 7892


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