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Amos 9:8–10

Behold, ethe eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom,

And I will destroy it from off the face of the earth;

fSaving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the Lord.

For, lo, I will command, and I will gsift the house of Israel among all nations,

hLike as corn gis sifted in a sieve, iyet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.

10  All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword,

iiWhich say, jThe evil shall not overtake nor kprevent us.

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Amos 9:8–10 — The New International Version (NIV)

“Surely the eyes of the Sovereign Lord

are on the sinful kingdom.

I will destroy it

from the face of the earth.

Yet I will not totally destroy

the descendants of Jacob,”

declares the Lord.

“For I will give the command,

and I will shake the people of Israel

among all the nations

as grain is shaken in a sieve,

and not a pebble will reach the ground.

10 All the sinners among my people

will die by the sword,

all those who say,

‘Disaster will not overtake or meet us.’

Amos 9:8–10 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom,

and I will destroy it from the surface of the ground,

except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,”

declares the Lord.

“For behold, I will command,

and shake the house of Israel among all the nations

as one shakes with a sieve,

but no pebble shall fall to the earth.

10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword,

who say, ‘Disaster shall not overtake or meet us.’

Amos 9:8–10 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“I, the Sovereign Lord,

am watching this sinful nation of Israel.

I will destroy it

from the face of the earth.

But I will never completely destroy the family of Israel,”

says the Lord.

“For I will give the command

and will shake Israel along with the other nations

as grain is shaken in a sieve,

yet not one true kernel will be lost.

10 But all the sinners will die by the sword—

all those who say, ‘Nothing bad will happen to us.’

Amos 9:8–10 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are on the sinful kingdom,

And I will destroy it from the face of the earth;

Yet I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,”

Says the Lord.

“For surely I will command,

And will sift the house of Israel among all nations,

As grain is sifted in a sieve;

Yet not the smallest grain shall fall to the ground.

10 All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword,

Who say, ‘The calamity shall not overtake nor confront us.’

Amos 9:8–10 — New Century Version (NCV)

I, the Lord God, am watching the sinful kingdom Israel.

I will destroy it

from off the earth,

but I will not completely destroy

Jacob’s descendants,” says the Lord.

“I am giving the command

to scatter the nation of Israel among all nations.

It will be like someone shaking grain through a strainer,

but not even a tiny stone falls through.

10 All the sinners among my people

will die by the sword—

those who say,

‘Nothing bad will happen to us.’

Amos 9:8–10 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Behold, the eyes of the Lord Jehovah are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; save that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith Jehovah. For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all the nations, like as grain is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least kernel fall upon the earth. 10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, The evil shall not overtake nor meet us.

Amos 9:8–10 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Behold, the eyes of the Lord Jehovah are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth: only that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith Jehovah. For behold, I command, and I will shake the house of Israel to and fro among all the nations, like as one shaketh corn in a sieve; yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth. 10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, Evil shall not overtake nor befall us.

Amos 9:8–10 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I, the Almighty Lord, have my eyes on this sinful kingdom. 

I will wipe it off the face of the earth. 

But I won’t totally destroy the descendants of Jacob, declares the Lord

I’m going to give the order. 

I will sift the nation of Israel out of all the nations 

as if I were using a sieve. 

Not one pebble will fall to the ground. 

10 All the sinners among my people are thinking, 

“Destruction will not catch up to us or run into us.” 

In spite of this, they will be killed with swords. 

Amos 9:8–10 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Look, the eyes of the Lord God

are on the sinful kingdom,

and I will destroy it

from the face of the earth.

However, I will not totally destroy

the house of Jacob —

this is the Lord’s declaration—

for I am about to give the command,

and I will shake the house of Israel

among all the nations,

as one shakes a sieve,

but not a pebble will fall to the ground.

10 All the sinners among My people

who say: “Disaster will never overtake

or confront us,”

will die by the sword.

Amos 9:8–10 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom,

and I will destroy it from the face of the earth

—except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,

says the Lord.

For lo, I will command,

and shake the house of Israel among all the nations

as one shakes with a sieve,

but no pebble shall fall to the ground.

10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword,

who say, “Evil shall not overtake or meet us.”

Amos 9:8–10 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Look, the eyes of my Lord Yahweh are on the kingdom of sin, and I will destroy it from the surface of the earth. However, I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,” declares Yahweh. “Yes, look, I am going to command and I will shake the house of Israel among all the nations like one who shakes with a sieve, but not a pebble will fall to the ground. 10 All the sinners of my people will die by the sword, who say, ‘Evil will not overtake or confront us.’

Amos 9:8–10 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

“I am the Lord and King.

My eyes are watching the sinful kingdom of Israel.

I will wipe it off the face of the earth.

But I will not totally destroy the people of Jacob,”

announces the Lord.

“I will give an order.

I will shake the people of Israel

among all of the nations.

They will be like grain that is shaken through a screen.

Not a pebble will fall to the ground.

10 All of the sinners among my people

will be killed with swords.

They say, ‘Nothing bad will ever happen to us.’

Amos 9:8–10 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are on the sinful kingdom,

And I will destroy it from the face of the earth;

Nevertheless, I will not totally destroy the house of Jacob,”

Declares the Lord.

“For behold, I am commanding,

And I will shake the house of Israel among all nations

As grain is shaken in a sieve,

But not a kernel will fall to the ground.

10 All the sinners of My people will die by the sword,

Those who say, ‘The calamity will not overtake or confront us.’


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