Amos 5 NAS

``Seek Me that You May Live"

1 Hear this word which I take up for you as a 1dirge, O house of Israel:

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2 She has fallen, she will 2not rise again - The 3virgin Israel. She lies neglected on her land; There is 4none to raise her up.

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3 For thus says the Lord aGOD, "The city which goes forth a thousand strong Will have a 5hundred left, And the one which goes forth a hundred strong Will have 6ten left to the house of Israel."

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    •  5:3 - Heb "YHWH," usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the ch
      4 For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel, "7Seek Me 8that you may live.

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      5 "But do not bresort to 9Bethel And do not come to 10Gilgal, Nor cross over to 11Beersheba; For Gilgal will certainly go into captivity And Bethel will ccome to trouble.

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        • ‘ 5:5 - Lit "seek"
        • ’ 5:5 - Or "become iniquity"
          6 "12Seek the LORD that you may live, Or He will break forth like a 13fire, dO house of Joseph, And it will consume with none to quench it for Bethel,

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            • “ 5:6 - Or in "the house"
              7 For those who turn 14justice into wormwood And ecast righteousness down to the earth."

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                • ” 5:7 - Lit "they have put down"
                  8 He who made the 15Pleiades and Orion And 16changes deep darkness into morning, fWho also 17darkens day into night, Who 18calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out on the surface of the earth, The 19LORD is His name.

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                    • • 5:8 - Lit "And He darkened"
                      9 It is He who 20flashes forth with destruction upon the strong, So that 21destruction comes upon the fortress.

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                      10 They hate him who 22reproves in the ggate, And they 23abhor him who speaks with integrity.

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                        • – 5:10 - I.e. the place where court was held
                          11 Therefore because you himpose heavy rent on the poor And exact a tribute of grain from them, Though you have built 24houses of well-hewn stone, Yet you will not live in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will 25not drink their wine.

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                            • — 5:11 - Another reading is "trample upon"
                              12 For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who 26distress the righteous and accept bribes And iturn aside the poor in the jgate.

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                                • ˜ 5:12 - Lit "they turn"
                                • ™ 5:12 - I.e. the place where court was held
                                  13 Therefore at ksuch a time the prudent person 27keeps silent, for it is an evil time.

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                                    • š 5:13 - Lit "that time"
                                      14 Seek good and not evil, that you may live; And thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you, 28Just as you have said!

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                                      15 29Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the lgate! Perhaps the LORD God of hosts 30May be gracious to the 31remnant of Joseph.

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                                        • › 5:15 - I.e. the place where court was held
                                          16 Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, the Lord, "There is 32wailing in all the plazas, And in all the streets they say, 'Alas! Alas!' They also call the 33farmer to mourning And m34professional mourners to lamentation.

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                                            • œ 5:16 - Lit "those who know lamentation"
                                              17 "And in all the 35vineyards there is wailing, Because I will pass through the midst of you," says the LORD.

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                                              18 Alas, you who are longing for the 36day of the LORD, For what purpose will the day of the LORD be to you? It will be 37darkness and not light;

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                                              19 As when a man 38flees from a lion And a bear meets him, nOr goes home, leans his hand against the wall And a snake bites him.

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                                              20 Will not the day of the LORD be 39darkness instead of light, Even gloom with no brightness in it?

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                                              21 "I hate, I 40reject your festivals, Nor do I o41delight in your solemn assemblies.

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                                              22 "Even though you 42offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; And I will not even look at the 43peace offerings of your fatlings.

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                                              23 "Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.
                                              24 "But let 44justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

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                                              25 "p45Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel?

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                                                • Ÿ 5:25 - Or "You presented Me with the sacrifices and a grain offering"
                                                  26 "46You also carried along qSikkuth your king and rKiyyun, your images, sthe star of your gods which you made for yourselves.

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                                                    •   5:26 - Or "Sakkuth (Saturn)" or "shrine of your Moloch"
                                                    • ¡ 5:26 - Or "Kaiwan (Saturn)" or "stands of"
                                                    • ¢ 5:26 - Or "your star gods"
                                                      27 "Therefore, I will make you go into exile beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is the God of hosts.