Amos 5

5:1 Hear ye this word which I take up against you, [even] a
 lamentation, O house of Israel.
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.
5:3 For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out [by] a
 thousand shall leave a hundred, and that which went forth [by]
 a hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel.
5:4 For thus saith the LORD to the house of Israel, Seek ye me,
 and ye shall live:
5:5 But seek not Beth-el, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to
 Beer-sheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and
 Beth-el shall come to naught.
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 Beth-el.
5:7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off
 righteousness on the earth,
5:8 [Seek him] that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and
 turneth the shades 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: JEHOVAH [is]
 his name:
5:9 That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that
 the spoiled shall come against the fortress.
5:10 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him
 that speaketh uprightly.
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.
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].
5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for
 it [is] an evil time.
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.
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
 to the remnant of Joseph.
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 skillful in lamentation to wailing.
5:17 And in all vineyards [shall be] wailing: for I will pass
 through thee, saith the LORD.
5:18 Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end
 [is] it for you? the day of the LORD [is] darkness, and not
5:19 As if a man fled 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.
5:20 [Shall] not the day of the LORD [be] darkness, and not
 light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in
 your solemn assemblies.
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.
5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will
 not hear the melody of thy viols.
5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a
 mighty stream.
5:25 Have ye offered to me sacrifices and offerings in the
 wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
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.
5:27 Therefore I will cause you to go into captivity beyond
 Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name [is] The God of hosts.

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