Amos 5:1-6 NIV

A Lament and Call to Repentance

1 Hear this word, O house of Israel, this lament1 I take up concerning you:

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2 "Fallen is Virgin2 Israel, never to rise again, deserted in her own land, with no one to lift her up.3"

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3 This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "The city that marches out a thousand strong for Israel will have only a hundred left; the town that marches out a hundred strong will have only ten left.4"

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4 This is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: "Seek5 me and live;6

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5 do not seek Bethel, do not go to Gilgal,7 do not journey to Beersheba.8 For Gilgal will surely go into exile, and Bethel will be reduced to nothing.a9"

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    • a 5:5 - Or "grief "; or "wickedness"; Hebrew "aven," a reference to Beth Aven (a derogatory name for Bethel)
      6 Seek10 the LORD and live,11 or he will sweep through the house of Joseph like a fire;12 it will devour, and Bethel13 will have no one to quench it.14

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