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Amos 6

NLT 1 What sorrow awaits you who lounge in luxury in Jerusalem, and you who feel secure in Samaria! You are famous and popular in Israel, and people go to you for help. NIV 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! NLT 2 But go over to Calneh and see what happened there. Then go to the great city of Hamath and down to the Philistine city of Gath. You are no better than they were, and look at how they were destroyed. NIV 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? NLT 3 You push away every thought of coming disaster, but your actions only bring the day of judgment closer. NIV 3 You put off the evil day and bring near a reign of terror. NLT 4 How terrible for you who sprawl on ivory beds and lounge on your couches, eating the meat of tender lambs from the flock and of choice calves fattened in the stall. NIV 4 You lie on beds inlaid with ivory and lounge on your couches. You dine on choice lambs and fattened calves. NLT 5 You sing trivial songs to the sound of the harp and fancy yourselves to be great musicians like David. NIV 5 You strum away on your harps like David and improvise on musical instruments. NLT 6 You drink wine by the bowlful and perfume yourselves with fragrant lotions. You care nothing about the ruin of your nation. NIV 6 You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest lotions, but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph. NLT 7 Therefore, you will be the first to be led away as captives. Suddenly, all your parties will end. NIV 7 Therefore you will be among the first to go into exile; your feasting and lounging will end. NLT 8 The Sovereign has sworn by his own name, and this is what he, the God of Heaven’s Armies, says: “I despise the arrogance of Israel, and I hate their fortresses. I will give this city and everything in it to their enemies.” NIV 8 The Sovereign LORD has sworn by himself--the LORD God Almighty declares: "I abhor the pride of Jacob and detest his fortresses; I will deliver up the city and everything in it." NLT 9 (If there are ten men left in one house, they will all die. NIV 9 If ten men are left in one house, they too will die. NLT 10 And when a relative who is responsible to dispose of the dead goes into the house to carry out the bodies, he will ask the last survivor, “Is anyone else with you?” When the person begins to swear, “No, by . . . ,” he will interrupt and say, “Stop! Don’t even mention the name of the .”) NIV 10 And if a relative who is to burn the bodies comes to carry them out of the house and asks anyone still hiding there, "Is anyone with you?" and he says, "No," then he will say, "Hush! We must not mention the name of the LORD." NLT 11 When the gives the command, homes both great and small will be smashed to pieces. NIV 11 For the LORD has given the command, and he will smash the great house into pieces and the small house into bits. NLT 12 Can horses gallop over boulders? Can oxen be used to plow them? But that’s how foolish you are when you turn justice into poison and the sweet fruit of righteousness into bitterness. NIV 12 Do horses run on the rocky crags? Does one plow there with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness-- NLT 13 And you brag about your conquest of Lo-debar. You boast, “Didn’t we take Karnaim by our own strength?” NIV 13 you who rejoice in the conquest of Lo Debar and say, "Did we not take Karnaim by our own strength?" NLT 14 “O people of Israel, I am about to bring an enemy nation against you,” says the God of Heaven’s Armies. “They will oppress you throughout your land— from Lebo-hamath in the north to the Arabah Valley in the south.” NIV 14 For the LORD God Almighty declares, "I will stir up a nation against you, O house of Israel, that will oppress you all the way from Lebo Hamath to the valley of the Arabah."