Amos 5:19-27 NIV

19 It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear,1 as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him.2

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20 Will not the day of the LORD be darkness,3 not light-- pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?4

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21 "I hate,5 I despise your religious feasts;6 I cannot stand your assemblies.7

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22 Even though you bring me burnt offerings8 and grain offerings, I will not accept them.910 Though you bring choice fellowship offerings,a I will have no regard for them.1112

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    • b 5:22 - Traditionally "peace offerings"
      23 Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.13

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      24 But let justice14 roll on like a river, righteousness15 like a never-failing stream!16

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      25 "Did you bring me sacrifices17 and offerings forty years18 in the desert, O house of Israel?

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      26 You have lifted up the shrine of your king, the pedestal of your idols,19 the star of your godb-- which you made for yourselves.

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        • c 5:26 - Or "lifted up Sakkuth your king / and Kaiwan your idols, / your star-gods"; Septuagint "lifted up the shrine of Molech / and the star of your god Rephan, / their idols"
          27 Therefore I will send you into exile20 beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is God Almighty.21

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