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Amos 9:5 New English Translation (NET Bible)

The Sovereign Lord of Heaven’s Armies will do this.[a]

He touches the earth and it dissolves;[b]
all who live on it mourn.
The whole earth[c] rises like the Nile River,[d]
and then grows calm[e] like the Nile in Egypt.[f]


  1. Amos 9:5 tn The words “will do this” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
  2. Amos 9:5 tn Or “melts.” The verb probably depicts earthquakes and landslides. See v. 5b.
  3. Amos 9:5 tn Heb “all of it.”
  4. Amos 9:5 tn Heb “the Nile.” The word “River” is supplied in the translation for clarity.
  5. Amos 9:5 tn Or “sinks back down.”
  6. Amos 9:5 sn See Amos 8:8, which is very similar to this verse.
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