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Amos 8:11

11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God,

“That I will send a famine on the land,

Not a famine of bread,

Nor a thirst for water,

But qof hearing the words of the Lord.

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Amos 8:11 — The New International Version (NIV)

11 “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord,

“when I will send a famine through the land—

not a famine of food or a thirst for water,

but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.

Amos 8:11 — English Standard Version (ESV)

11 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord God,

“when I will send a famine on the land—

not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,

but of hearing the words of the Lord.

Amos 8:11 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God,

That I will send a famine in the land,

Not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,

But of hearing the words of the Lord:

Amos 8:11 — New Living Translation (NLT)

11 “The time is surely coming,” says the Sovereign Lord,

“when I will send a famine on the land—

not a famine of bread or water

but of hearing the words of the Lord.

Amos 8:11 — New Century Version (NCV)

11 The Lord God says: “The days are coming

when I will cause a time of hunger in the land.

The people will not be hungry for bread or thirsty for water,

but they will be hungry for words from the Lord.

Amos 8:11 — American Standard Version (ASV)

11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord Jehovah, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Jehovah.

Amos 8:11 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

11 Behold, days come, saith the Lord Jehovah, when I will send a famine in the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Jehovah.

Amos 8:11 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

11 The days are going to come, declares the Almighty Lord

when I will send a famine throughout the land. 

It won’t be an ordinary famine or drought. 

Instead, there will be a famine of hearing the words of the Lord

Amos 8:11 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 Hear this! The days are coming—

this is the declaration of the Lord God

when I will send a famine through the land:

not a famine of bread or a thirst for water,

but of hearing the words of the Lord.

Amos 8:11 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 The time is surely coming, says the Lord God,

when I will send a famine on the land;

not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water,

but of hearing the words of the Lord.

Amos 8:11 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

11 Look, the days are coming,” declares my Lord Yahweh, “when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine for bread and not a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Yahweh!

Amos 8:11 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

11 The Lord and King announces,

“The days are coming

when I will send hunger through the land.

But people will not be hungry for food.

They will not be thirsty for water.

Instead, they will be hungry

to hear a message from me.

Amos 8:11 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

11 Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord God,

“When I will send a famine on the land,

Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water,

But rather for hearing the words of the Lord.


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