Amos 6:8-14 TNIV

The LORD Abhors the Pride of Israel

8 The Sovereign LORD has sworn by himself1--the LORD God Almighty declares: "I abhor2 the pride of Jacob3 and detest his fortresses;4 I will deliver up5 the city and everything in it.6"

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9 If ten7 people are left in one house, they too will die.

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10 And if the relative who comes to carry the bodies out of the house to burn thema8 asks anyone who might be hiding there, "Is anyone else with you?" and he says, "No," then he will go on to say, "Hush!9 We must not mention the name of the LORD."

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    • a 6:10 - Or "to make a funeral fire in honor of the dead"
      11 For the LORD has given the command, and he will smash10 the great house11 into pieces and the small house into bits.12

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      12 Do horses run on the rocky crags? Does one plow the seab with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison13 and the fruit of righteousness14 into bitterness15--

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        • b 6:12 - With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text "plow there"
          13 you who rejoice in the conquest of Lo Debarc and say, "Did we not take Karnaimd by our own strength?16"

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            • c 6:13 - "Lo Debar" means "nothing."
            • d 6:13 - "Karnaim" means "horns"; "horn" here symbolizes strength.
              14 For the LORD God Almighty declares, "I will stir up a nation17 against you, house of Israel, that will oppress you all the way from Lebo Hamath18 to the valley of the Arabah.19"

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