Woe to you that desire the day of the Lord! what is this day of the Lord to you? whereas it is darkness, and not light.
As if a man should flee from the face of a lion, and a bear should meet him; and he should spring into his house, and lean his hands upon the wall, and a serpent should bite him.
Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light? and is not this gloom without brightness?
I hate, I reject your feasts, and I will not smell meat-offerings in your general assemblies.
Wherefore if ye should bring me your whole-burnt-sacrifices and meat-offerings, I will not accept : neither will I have respect to your grand peace-offerings.
Remove from me the sound of thy songs, and I will not hear the music of thine instruments.
But let judgment roll down as water, and righteousness as an impassable torrent.
Have ye offered to me victims and sacrifices, O house of Israel, forty years in the wilderness?
Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Raephan, the images of them which ye made for yourselves.
And I will carry you away beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, the Almighty God is his name.