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Amos 5:16–17

The Day of the Lord

16 Therefore the Lord God of hosts, the Lord, says this:

There shall be wailing in all streets,

And they shall say in all the highways,

‘Alas! Alas!’

They shall call the farmer to mourning,

xAnd skillful lamenters to wailing.

17 In all vineyards there shall be wailing,

For yI will pass through you,”

Says the Lord.

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Amos 5:16–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 Therefore this is what the Lord, the Lord God Almighty, says:

“There will be wailing in all the streets

and cries of anguish in every public square.

The farmers will be summoned to weep

and the mourners to wail.

17 There will be wailing in all the vineyards,

for I will pass through your midst,”

says the Lord.

Amos 5:16–17 — English Standard Version (ESV)

16 Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of hosts, the Lord:

“In all the squares there shall be wailing,

and in all the streets they shall say, ‘Alas! Alas!’

They shall call the farmers to mourning

and to wailing those who are skilled in lamentation,

17 and in all vineyards there shall be wailing,

for I will pass through your midst,”

says the Lord.

Amos 5:16–17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 Therefore the Lord, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus;

Wailing shall be in all streets;

And they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas!

And they shall call the husbandman to mourning,

And such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing.

17 And in all vineyards shall be wailing:

For I will pass through thee, saith the Lord.

Amos 5:16–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 Therefore, this is what the Lord, the Lord God of Heaven’s Armies, says:

“There will be crying in all the public squares

and mourning in every street.

Call for the farmers to weep with you,

and summon professional mourners to wail.

17 There will be wailing in every vineyard,

for I will destroy them all,”

says the Lord.

Amos 5:16–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 This is what the Lord, the Lord God All-Powerful, says:

“People will be crying in all the streets;

they will be saying, ‘Oh, no!’ in the public places.

They will call the farmers to come and weep

and will pay people to cry out loud for them.

17 People will be crying in all the vineyards,

because I will pass among you to punish you,” says the Lord.

Amos 5:16–17 — American Standard Version (ASV)

16 Therefore thus saith Jehovah, the God of hosts, the Lord: Wailing shall be in all the broad ways; and they shall say in all the streets, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful in lamentation to wailing. 17 And in all vineyards shall be wailing; for I will pass through the midst of thee, saith Jehovah.

Amos 5:16–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 Therefore thus saith Jehovah, the God of hosts, the Lord: Wailing shall be in all broadways; and they shall say in all the streets, Alas! alas! And they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing. 17 And in all vineyards shall be wailing; for I will pass through the midst of thee, saith Jehovah.

Amos 5:16–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 This is what the Lord, the Almighty God of Armies, says: 

There will be loud crying in every city square, 

and people will say in every street, “Oh, no!” 

They will call on farmers to mourn 

and on professional mourners to cry loudly. 

17 There will be loud crying in every vineyard, 

because I will pass through your land ⸤with death⸥. 

The Lord has said this. 

Amos 5:16–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 Therefore Yahweh, the God of Hosts, the Lord, says:

There will be wailing in all the public squares;

they will cry out in anguish in all the streets.

The farmer will be called on to mourn,

and professional mourners to wail.

17 There will be wailing in all the vineyards,

for I will pass among you.

The Lord has spoken.

Amos 5:16–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of hosts, the Lord:

In all the squares there shall be wailing;

and in all the streets they shall say, “Alas! alas!”

They shall call the farmers to mourning,

and those skilled in lamentation, to wailing;

17 in all the vineyards there shall be wailing,

for I will pass through the midst of you,

says the Lord.

Amos 5:16–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 Therefore, thus says Yahweh, the God of hosts, my Lord, “In all of the public squares there will be wailing, and in all of the streets they will say, ‘Alas, alas!’ They shall call the farmers to mourning and to wailing, to those who are skilled in lamentation. 17 And in all of the vineyards there will be wailing, because I will pass in your midst,” says Yahweh.

Amos 5:16–17 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 The Lord God rules over all. The Lord says,

“People will sob in all of the streets.

They will be very sad in every market place.

Even farmers will be told to cry loudly.

People will sob over the dead.

17 Workers will cry in all of the vineyards.

That is because I will punish you,”

says the Lord.

Amos 5:16–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts, the Lord,

“There is wailing in all the plazas,

And in all the streets they say, ‘Alas! Alas!’

They also call the farmer to mourning

And professional mourners to lamentation.

17 “And in all the vineyards there is wailing,

Because I will pass through the midst of you,” says the Lord.


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