Amos 5:23

23 Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

Read Amos 5:23 Using Other Translations

Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen.
Away with your noisy hymns of praise! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

What does Amos 5:23 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Amos 5:23

Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs
The ten tribes, very probably, imitated the, temple music at Jerusalem, both vocal and instrumental, and had their songs and hymns of praise, which they sung to certain tunes; but the music of these is called a noise, being very disagreeable to the Lord, as coming from such carnal and wicked persons; and therefore he desires it might cease, be took away, and he be no more troubled with it: for I will not hear the melody of thy viols:
which may be put for all instruments of music used by them, as violins, harps, psalteries the sound of which, how melodious soever, the, Lord would turn a deaf ear unto, and not regard.

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