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

 
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18 Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord! Why do you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness, 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 someone fled from a lion, and was met by a bear; or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten by a snake. 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 the Lord darkness, not light, and gloom with 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 festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. 21 "I hate, I despise your religious feasts; I cannot stand your assemblies.
22 Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals I will not look upon. 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 away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. 23 Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
24 But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. 24 But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!
25 Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? 25 "Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the desert, O house of Israel?
26 You shall take up Sakkuth your king, and Kaiwan your star-god, your images, which you 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 therefore I will take you into exile beyond Damascus, says 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.