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Amos 5

CEB 1 Hear this word—a funeral song—that I am lifting up against you, house of Israel: NRS 1 Hear this word that I take up over you in lamentation, O house of Israel: CEB 2 Fallen, no more to rise, is virgin Israel, deserted on her land, with no one to raise her up. NRS 2 Fallen, no more to rise, is maiden Israel; forsaken on her land, with no one to raise her up. CEB 3 The LORD God proclaims: The city that marched out one thousand people will have one hundred left, and the city that marched out one hundred will have ten left in the house of Israel. NRS 3 For thus says the Lord God: The city that marched out a thousand shall have a hundred left, and that which marched out a hundred shall have ten left. CEB 4 The LORD proclaims to the house of Israel: Seek me and live. NRS 4 For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel: Seek me and live; CEB 5 But don't seek Bethel, don't enter into Gilgal, or cross over to Beer-sheba; for Gilgal will go into exile, and Bethel will come to nothing. NRS 5 but do not seek Bethel, and do not enter into Gilgal or cross over to Beer-sheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into exile, and Bethel shall come to nothing. CEB 6 Seek the LORD and live, or else God might rush like a fire against the house of Joseph. The fire will burn up Bethel, with no one to put it out. NRS 6 Seek the Lord and live, or he will break out against the house of Joseph like fire, and it will devour Bethel, with no one to quench it. CEB 7 Doom to you who turn justice into poison, and throw righteousness to the ground! NRS 7 Ah, you that turn justice to wormwood, and bring righteousness to the ground! CEB 8 The one who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night; who summons the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth— this one's name is the LORD— NRS 8 The one who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the Lord is his name, CEB 9 who causes destruction to flash out against the strong, so that destruction comes upon the fortress. NRS 9 who makes destruction flash out against the strong, so that destruction comes upon the fortress. CEB 10 They hate the one who judges at the city gate, and they reject the one who speaks the truth. NRS 10 They hate the one who reproves in the gate, and they abhor the one who speaks the truth. CEB 11 Truly, because you crush the weak, and because you tax their grain, you have built houses of carved stone, but you won't live in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you won't drink their wine. NRS 11 Therefore because you trample on the poor and take from them levies of grain, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not live in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine. CEB 12 I know how many are your crimes, and how numerous are your sins— afflicting the righteous, taking money on the side, turning away the poor who seek help. NRS 12 For I know how many are your transgressions, and how great are your sins— you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and push aside the needy in the gate. CEB 13 Therefore, the one who is wise will keep silent in that time; it is an evil time. NRS 13 Therefore the prudent will keep silent in such a time; for it is an evil time. CEB 14 Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of heavenly forces, will be with you just as you have said. NRS 14 Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, just as you have said. CEB 15 Hate evil, love good, and establish justice at the city gate. Perhaps the LORD God of heavenly forces will be gracious to what is left of Joseph. NRS 15 Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph. CEB 16 Truly, the LORD proclaims, the God of heavenly forces, the Lord: Crying will be heard in all the squares. In all the streets they will say, "Oh no! Oh no!" They will call upon the farmers to wail, and those skilled in mourning to lament. NRS 16 Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of hosts, the Lord: In all the squares there shall be wailing; and in all the streets they shall say, "Alas! alas!" They shall call the farmers to mourning, and those skilled in lamentation, to wailing; CEB 17 In all the vineyards there will be bitter crying because I will pass through your midst, NRS 17 in all the vineyards there shall be wailing, for I will pass through the midst of you, says the Lord. CEB 18 says the LORD. Doom to those who desire the day of the LORD! Why do you want the day of the LORD? It is darkness, not light; NRS 18 Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord! Why do you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness, not light; CEB 19 as if someone fled from a lion, and was met by a bear; or sought refuge in a house, rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten by a snake. NRS 19 as if someone fled from a lion, and was met by a bear; or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten by a snake. CEB 20 Isn't the day of the LORD darkness, not light; all dark with no brightness in it? NRS 20 Is not the day of the Lord darkness, not light, and gloom with no brightness in it? CEB 21 I hate, I reject your festivals; I don't enjoy your joyous assemblies. NRS 21 I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. CEB 22 If you bring me your entirely burned offerings and gifts of food— I won't be pleased; I won't even look at your offerings of well-fed animals. NRS 22 Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals I will not look upon. CEB 23 Take away the noise of your songs; I won't listen to the melody of your harps. NRS 23 Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. CEB 24 But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. NRS 24 But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. CEB 25 Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, house of Israel? NRS 25 Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? CEB 26 You will take up Sakkuth your king, and Kaiwan your star-god, your images, which you made for yourselves. NRS 26 You shall take up Sakkuth your king, and Kaiwan your star-god, your images, which you made for yourselves; CEB 27 Therefore, I will take you away beyond Damascus, says the LORD, whose name is the God of heavenly forces. NRS 27 therefore I will take you into exile beyond Damascus, says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.

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