Amos 5:5-15 NIV

5 do not seek Bethel, do not go to Gilgal, do not journey to Beersheba. For Gilgal will surely go into exile, and Bethel will be reduced to nothing.a

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    • n 5:5 - Hebrew "aven," a reference to Beth Aven (a derogatory name for Bethel); see Hosea 4:15.
      6 Seek the LORD and live, or he will sweep through the tribes of Joseph like a fire; it will devour them, and Bethel will have no one to quench it.

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          7 There are those who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground.

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          8 He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land— the LORD is his name.

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          9 With a blinding flash he destroys the stronghold and brings the fortified city to ruin.

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          10 There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court and detest the one who tells the truth.

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          11 You levy a straw tax on the poor and impose a tax on their grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink their wine.

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          12 For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.

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          13 Therefore the prudent keep quiet in such times, for the times are evil.

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          14 Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.

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              15 Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the LORD God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.

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