Amos 5:18-27 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD 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 if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit 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 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it? 20 Will not the day of the LORD be darkness, not light-- pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?
21 I hate , I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. 21 "I hate, I despise your religious feasts; I cannot stand your assemblies.
22 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. 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 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. 23 Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. 24 But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!
25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the 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 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to 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 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts. 27 Therefore I will send you into exile beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is God Almighty.