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Amos 5:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But let justice roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but let judgment roll down as waters, and righteousness as an ever-flowing stream.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But let, justice, roll along like water,—and, righteousness, as a torrent over flowing.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And roll on as waters doth judgment, And righteousness as a perennial stream.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But judgment shall be revealed as water, and justice as a mighty torrent.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But let iudgement run downe as waters, and righteousnesse as a mightie streame.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But let judgment roll down as water, and righteousness as an impassable torrent.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But let judgment 4941
{4941} Prime
From H8199; properly a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice, including a particular right, or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style.
run down 1556
{1556} Prime
A primitive root; to roll (literally or figuratively).
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
as waters, 4325
{4325} Prime
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
and righteousness 6666
{6666} Prime
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
as a mighty 386
{0386} Prime
From an unused root (meaning to continue); permanence; hence (concretely) permanent; specifically a chieftain.
stream. 5158
{5158} Prime
From H5157 in its original sense; a stream, especially a winter torrent; (by implication) a (narrow) valley (in which a brook runs); also a shaft (of a mine).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Amos 5:24

_ _ judgment — justice.

_ _ run down — literally, “roll,” that is, flow abundantly (Isaiah 48:18). Without the desire to fulfil righteousness in the offerer, the sacrifice is hateful to God (1 Samuel 15:22; Psalms 66:18; Hosea 6:6; Micah 6:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Amos 5:21-27.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Amos 5:24

Let judgment — Let justice be administered constantly. Righteousness — Equity. Stream — Bearing down all that opposes it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Amos 5:24

But let judgment run down as (m) waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

(m) Do your duty to God, and to your neighbour, and so you will plentifully feel his grace, if you show your abundant affections according to God's word.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Amos 5:7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Amos 5:14-15 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. ... Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.
Job 29:12-17 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and [him that had] none to help him. ... And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment [is] more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Mark 12:32-34 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: ... And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him [any question].

Heb. roll
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