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Amos 5 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear this word that I am bearing to you, A lamentation, O house of Israel: 1 Hear this word, O house of Israel, this lament I take up concerning you:
2 `Fallen, not again to rise, hath the virgin of Israel, Left on her land -- she hath no raiser up.' 2 "Fallen is Virgin Israel, never to rise again, deserted in her own land, with no one to lift her up."
3 For thus said the Lord Jehovah: The city that is going out a thousand, Doth leave an hundred, And that which is going out an hundred, Doth leave ten to the house of Israel. 3 This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "The city that marches out a thousand strong for Israel will have only a hundred left; the town that marches out a hundred strong will have only ten left."
4 For thus said Jehovah to the house of Israel: Seek ye Me, and live, 4 This is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: "Seek me and live;
5 And seek not Beth-El, and Gilgal enter not, And Beer-Sheba pass not through, For Gilgal doth utterly remove, And Beth-El doth become vanity. 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."
6 Seek ye Jehovah, and live, Lest He prosper as fire [against] the house of Joseph, And it hath consumed, And there is no quencher for Beth-El. 6 Seek the LORD and live, or he will sweep through the house of Joseph like a fire; it will devour, and Bethel will have no one to quench it.
7 Ye who are turning to wormwood judgment, And righteousness to the earth have put down, 7 You who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground
8 The maker of Kimah and Kesil, And the turner to morning of death-shade, And day [as] night He hath made dark, Who is calling to the waters of the sea, And poureth them on the face of the earth, Jehovah [is] His name; 8 (he who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns blackness 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--
9 Who is brightening up the spoiled against the strong, And the spoiled against a fortress cometh. 9 he flashes destruction on the stronghold and brings the fortified city to ruin),
10 They have hated a reprover in the gate, And a plain speaker they abominate. 10 you hate the one who reproves in court and despise him who tells the truth.
11 Therefore, because of your trampling on the poor, And the tribute of corn ye take from him, Houses of hewn work ye have built, And ye do not dwell in them, Desirable vineyards ye have planted, And ye do not drink their wine. 11 You trample on the poor and force him to give you 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.
12 For I have known -- many [are] your transgressions, And mighty your sins, Adversaries of the righteous, taking ransoms, And the needy in the gate ye turned aside. 12 For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. You oppress the righteous and take bribes and you deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
13 Therefore is the wise at that time silent, For an evil time it [is]. 13 Therefore the prudent man keeps quiet in such times, for the times are evil.
14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live, And it is so; Jehovah, God of Hosts, [is] with you, as ye said. 14 Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.
15 Hate evil, and love good, And set up judgment in the gate, It may be Jehovah, God of Hosts, doth pity the remnant of Joseph. 15 Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the LORD God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.
16 Therefore, thus said Jehovah, God of Hosts, the Lord, In all broad places [is] lamentation, And in all out-places they say, `Alas, alas,' And called the husbandman to mourning, And to lamentation the skilful of wailing. 16 Therefore this is what the Lord, the LORD God Almighty, says: "There will be wailing in all the streets and cries of anguish in every public square. The farmers will be summoned to weep and the mourners to wail.
17 And in all vineyards [is] lamentation, For I pass into thy midst, said Jehovah. 17 There will be wailing in all the vineyards, for I will pass through your midst," says the LORD.
18 Ho, ye who are desiring the day of Jehovah, Why [is] this to you -- the day of Jehovah? It is darkness, and not light, 18 Woe to you who long for the day of the LORD! Why do you long for the day of the LORD? That day will be darkness, not light.
19 As [when] one fleeth from the face of the lion, And the bear hath met him, And he hath come in to the house, And hath leant his hand on the wall, And the serpent hath bitten him. 19 It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him.
20 Is not the day of Jehovah darkness and not light, Even thick darkness that hath no brightness? 20 Will not the day of the LORD be darkness, not light-- pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?
21 I have hated -- I have loathed your festivals, And I am not refreshed by your restraints. 21 "I hate, I despise your religious feasts; I cannot stand your assemblies.
22 For though ye cause burnt-offerings and your presents to ascend to Me, I am not pleased, And the peace-offering of your fatlings I behold not. 22 Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Though you bring choice fellowship offerings, I will have no regard for them.
23 Turn aside from Me the noise of thy songs, Yea, the praise of thy psaltery I hear not. 23 Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
24 And roll on as waters doth judgment, And righteousness as a perennial stream. 24 But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!
25 Sacrifices and offering did ye bring nigh to Me, In a wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? 25 "Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the desert, O house of Israel?
26 And ye bare Succoth your king, and Chiun your images, The star of your god, that ye made for yourselves. 26 You have lifted up the shrine of your king, the pedestal of your idols, the star of your god-- which you made for yourselves.
27 And I removed you beyond Damascus, Said Jehovah, God of Hosts [is] His name. 27 Therefore I will send you into exile beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is God Almighty.