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Amos 5:7-13 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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7 O you who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth! 7 You who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground
8 He who made the Plei'ades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the surface of the earth, the LORD 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 makes destruction flash forth against the strong, so that destruction comes upon the fortress. 9 he flashes destruction on the stronghold and brings the fortified city to ruin),
10 They hate him who reproves in the gate, and they abhor him who speaks the truth. 10 you hate the one who reproves in court and despise him who tells the truth.
11 Therefore because you trample upon the poor and take from him exactions of wheat, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not dwell in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall 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 know how many are your transgressions, and how great are your sins--you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate. 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 he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time; for it is an evil time. 13 Therefore the prudent man keeps quiet in such times, for the times are evil.