I will (A)put hooks in your jaws,
    and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales;
and I will draw you up out of the midst of your streams,
    with all the fish of your streams
    that stick to your scales.

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But I will put hooks(A) in your jaws
    and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales.
I will pull you out from among your streams,
    with all the fish sticking to your scales.(B)

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(A)And I will turn you about and (B)put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and (C)all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords.

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I will turn you around, put hooks(A) in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords.(B)

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Can you put (A)a rope in his nose
    or pierce his jaw with (B)a hook?

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Can you put a cord through its nose(A)
    or pierce its jaw with a hook?(B)

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28 (A)his breath is (B)like an overflowing stream
    that reaches up to the neck;
to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction,
    and to place on the jaws of the peoples (C)a bridle that leads astray.

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28 His breath(A) is like a rushing torrent,(B)
    rising up to the neck.(C)
He shakes the nations in the sieve(D) of destruction;
    he places in the jaws of the peoples
    a bit(E) that leads them astray.

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(A)The Lord God has sworn by his holiness
    that, behold, the days are coming upon you,
(B)when they shall take you away with hooks,
    (C)even the last of you with fishhooks.

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The Sovereign Lord has sworn by his holiness:
    “The time(A) will surely come
when you will be taken away(B) with hooks,(C)
    the last of you with fishhooks.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 4:2 Or away in baskets, / the last of you in fish baskets

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