Amos 5:18-27 (English Standard Version)

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Let Justice Roll Down

18 Woe to you who desire 1the day of the LORD! Why would you have the day of the LORD? 2It is darkness, and not light, 19 3as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him, or went into the house and leaned his hand against the wall, and a serpent bit him. 20 4Is not the day of the LORD darkness, and not light, and gloom with no brightness in it? 21 5"I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. 22 6Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the peace offerings of your fattened animals, I will not look upon them. 23 Take away from me the noise of your songs; to 7the melody of your harps I will not listen. 24 But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. 25 8"Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? 26 9You 10shall take up Sikkuth your king, and Kiyyun your star-god--your images that you made for yourselves, 27 11and I will send you into exile beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is 12the God of hosts.
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