King James Bible (kjv)

Chapter
Amos 5

Book of Amos - Chapter 5

Amos 5:1

Hear ye this word which I take up against you, [even] a lamentation, O house of Israel.

Amos 5:2

The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; [there is] none to raise her up.

Amos 5:3

For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out [by] a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth [by] an hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel.

Amos 5:4

For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:

Amos 5:5

But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.

Amos 5:6

Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour [it], and [there be] none to quench [it] in Bethel.

Amos 5:7

Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

Amos 5:8

[Seek him] that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD [is] his name:

Amos 5:9

That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.

Amos 5:10

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

Amos 5:11

Forasmuch therefore as your treading [is] upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.

Amos 5:12

For I know your manifold transgressions, and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate [from their right].

Amos 5:13

Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it [is] an evil time.

Amos 5:14

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.

Amos 5:15

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.

Amos 5:16

Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus; Wailing [shall be] in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing.

Amos 5:17

And in all vineyards [shall be] wailing: for I will pass through thee, saith the LORD.

Amos 5:18

Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end [is] it for you? the day of the LORD [is] darkness, and not light.

Amos 5:19

As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

Amos 5:20

[Shall] not the day of the LORD [be] darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Amos 5:21

I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.

Amos 5:22

Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept [them]: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.

Amos 5:23

Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

Amos 5:24

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

Amos 5:25

Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?

Amos 5:26

But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

Amos 5:27

Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name [is] The God of hosts.