Amos 5:7-13 (New International Version)

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7 You who turn justice into bitterness1 and cast righteousness2 to the ground3 8 (he who made the Pleiades and Orion,4 who turns blackness into dawn5 and darkens day into night,6 who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land-- the LORD is his name7-- 9 he flashes destruction on the stronghold and brings the fortified city to ruin),8 10 you hate the one who reproves in court9 and despise him who tells the truth.10 11 You trample on the poor11 and force him to give you grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions,12 you will not live in them;13 though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink their wine.14 12 For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins.15 You oppress the righteous and take bribes16 and you deprive the poor17 of justice in the courts.18 13 Therefore the prudent man keeps quiet19 in such times, for the times are evil.20
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