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Amos 5

Book of Amos - Chapter 5

Amos 5:1

Listen to this word which I take up for a lamentation over you, O house of Israel.

Amos 5:2

"The virgin of Israel has fallen; She shall rise no more. She is cast down on her land; there is no one to raise her up."

Amos 5:3

For thus says the Lord the LORD: "The city that went forth a thousand shall have a hundred left, and that which went forth one hundred shall have ten left to the house of Israel."

Amos 5:4

For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel: "Seek me, and you will live;

Amos 5:5

but don't seek Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and don't pass to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nothing.

Amos 5:6

Seek the LORD, and you will live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, and there be no one to quench it in Bethel.

Amos 5:7

You who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth:

Amos 5:8

seek him who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and makes the day dark with night; who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the LORD is his name,

Amos 5:9

who brings sudden destruction on the strong, so that destruction comes on the fortress.

Amos 5:10

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

Amos 5:11

Forasmuch therefore as you trample on the poor, and take taxes from him of wheat: You have built houses of cut stone, but you will not dwell in them. You have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine.

Amos 5:12

For I know how many your offenses, and how great are your sins-- you who afflict the just, who take a bribe, and who turn aside the needy in the courts.

Amos 5:13

Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.

Amos 5:14

Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of Armies, will be with you, as you say.

Amos 5:15

Hate evil, love good, and establish justice in the courts. It may be that the LORD, the God of Armies, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph."

Amos 5:16

Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Armies, the Lord: "Wailing will be in all the broad ways; and they will say in all the streets, 'Alas! Alas!' and they will call the farmer to mourning, and those who are skillful in lamentation to wailing.

Amos 5:17

In all vineyards there will be wailing; for I will pass through the midst of you," says the LORD.

Amos 5:18

"Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! Why do you long for the day of the LORD? It is darkness, and not light.

Amos 5:19

As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; Or he went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a snake bit him.

Amos 5:20

Won't 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 feasts, and I can't stand your solemn assemblies.

Amos 5:22

Yes, though you offer me your burnt offerings and meal offerings, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat animals.

Amos 5:23

Take away from me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

Amos 5:24

But let justice roll on like rivers, and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Amos 5:25

"Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, house of Israel?

Amos 5:26

You also carried the tent of your king and the shrine of your images, the star of your god, which you made for yourselves.

Amos 5:27

Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is the God of Armies.