10 There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court and detest the one who tells the truth.

Other Translations of Amos 5:10

King James Version

10 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.

English Standard Version

10 They hate him who reproves in the gate, and they abhor him who speaks the truth.

The Message

10 People hate this kind of talk. Raw truth is never popular.

New King James Version

10 They hate the one who rebukes in the gate, And they abhor the one who speaks uprightly.

New Living Translation

10 How you hate honest judges! How you despise people who tell the truth!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Amos 5:10

Commentary on Amos 5:7-17

(Read Amos 5:7-17)

The same almighty power can, for repenting sinners, easily turn affliction and sorrow into prosperity and joy, and as easily turn the prosperity of daring sinners into utter darkness. Evil times will not bear plain dealing; that is, evil men will not. And these men were evil men indeed, when wise and good men thought it in vain even to speak to them. Those who will seek and love that which is good, may help to save the land from ruin. It behoves us to plead God's spiritual promises, to beseech him to create in us a clean heart, and to renew a right spirit within us. The Lord is ever ready to be gracious to the souls that seek him; and then piety and every duty will be attended to. But as for sinful Israel, God's judgments had often passed by them, now they shall pass through them.