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Amos 4:7-8

Context

4:7 “I withheld rain from you three months before the harvest. 1 

I gave rain to one city, but not to another.

One field 2  would get rain, but the field that received no rain dried up.

4:8 People from 3  two or three cities staggered into one city to get 4  water,

but remained thirsty. 5 

Still you did not come back to me.”

The Lord is speaking!

1 sn Rain…three months before the harvest refers to the rains of late March-early April.

2 tn Heb “portion”; KJV, ASV “piece”; NASB “part.” The same word occurs a second time later in this verse.

3 tn The words “people from” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

4 tn Heb “to drink.”

5 tn Or “were not satisfied.”



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