Book 30 of 66: Amos: Chapter 005 of 9

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030:005:001
Hear ye this word which I take up against you,
even a lamentation,
O house of Israel.


030:005:002
The virgin of Israel is fallen;
she shall no more rise:
she is forsaken upon her land;
there is none to raise her up.


030:005:003
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.


030:005:004
For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel,
Seek ye me,
and ye shall live:


030:005:005
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.


030:005:006
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.


030:005:007
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood,
and leave off righteousness in the earth,


030:005:008
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:


030:005:009
That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong,
so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.


030:005:010
They hate him that rebuketh in the gate,
and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.


030:005:011
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.


030:005:012
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.


030:005:013
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time;
for it is an evil time.


030:005:014
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.


030:005:015
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.


030:005:016
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.


030:005:017
And in all vineyards shall be wailing:
for I will pass through thee,
saith the LORD.


030:005:018
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.


030:005:019
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.


030:005:020
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness,
and not light?
even very dark,
and no brightness in it?


030:005:021
I hate,
I despise your feast days,
and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.


030:005:022
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.


030:005:023
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs;
for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.


030:005:024
But let judgment run down as waters,
and righteousness as a mighty stream.


030:005:025
Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years,
O house of Israel?


030:005:026
But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images,
the star of your god,
which ye made to yourselves.


030:005:027
Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus,
saith the LORD,
whose name is The God of hosts.


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