Amos 6:1-7 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 How terrible it will be for you who lounge in luxury and think you are secure in Jerusalem and Samaria! You are famous and popular in Israel, you to whom the people go for help. 1 Woe to you who are complacent in Zion, and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria, you notable men of the foremost nation, to whom the people of Israel come!
2 Go over to Calneh and see what happened there. Then go to the great city of Hamath and on down to the Philistine city of Gath. You are no better than they were, and look at how they were destroyed. 2 Go to Calneh and look at it; go from there to great Hamath, and then go down to Gath in Philistia. Are they better off than your two kingdoms? Is their land larger than yours?
3 You push away every thought of coming disaster, but your actions only bring the day of judgment closer. 3 You put off the evil day and bring near a reign of terror.
4 How terrible it will be for you who sprawl on ivory beds surrounded with luxury, eating the meat of tender lambs and choice calves. 4 You lie on beds inlaid with ivory and lounge on your couches. You dine on choice lambs and fattened calves.
5 You sing idle songs to the sound of the harp, and you fancy yourselves to be great musicians, as King David was. 5 You strum away on your harps like David and improvise on musical instruments.
6 You drink wine by the bowlful, and you perfume yourselves with exotic fragrances, caring nothing at all that your nation is going to ruin. 6 You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest lotions, but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.
7 Therefore, you will be the first to be led away as captives. Suddenly, all your revelry will end. 7 Therefore you will be among the first to go into exile; your feasting and lounging will end.