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Amos 5:18-27 (New American Standard)

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18 Alas, you who are longing for the 1day of the LORD, For what purpose will the day of the LORD be to you? It will be 2darkness and not light; 19 As when a man 3flees from a lion And a bear meets him, aOr goes home, leans his hand against the wall And a snake bites him. 20 Will not the day of the LORD be 4darkness instead of light, Even gloom with no brightness in it? 21 "I hate, I 5reject your festivals, Nor do I b6delight in your solemn assemblies. 22 "Even though you 7offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; And I will not even look at the 8peace offerings of your fatlings. 23 "Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps. 24 "But let 9justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. 25 "c10Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel? 26 "11You also carried along dSikkuth your king and eKiyyun, your images, fthe star of your gods which you made for yourselves. 27 "Therefore, I will make you go into exile beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is the God of hosts.
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