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Amos 6

CEB 1 Doom to those resting comfortably in Zion and those trusting in Mount Samaria, the chiefs of the nations, to whom the house of Israel comes! NRS 1 Alas for those who are at ease in Zion, and for those who feel secure on Mount Samaria, the notables of the first of the nations, to whom the house of Israel resorts! CEB 2 Cross over to Calneh and see; from there go to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Philistines. Are you better than these kingdoms? Or is your territory greater than their territory? NRS 2 Cross over to Calneh, and see; from there go to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Philistines. Are you better than these kingdoms? Or is your territory greater than their territory, CEB 3 Doom to those who ignore the evil day and make violent rule draw near: NRS 3 O you that put far away the evil day, and bring near a reign of violence? CEB 4 who lie on beds of ivory, stretch out on their couches, eat lambs from the flock, and bull calves from the stall; NRS 4 Alas for those who lie on beds of ivory, and lounge on their couches, and eat lambs from the flock, and calves from the stall; CEB 5 who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp, and, like David, compose tunes on musical instruments; NRS 5 who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp, and like David improvise on instruments of music; CEB 6 who drink bowls of wine, put the best of oils on themselves, but who aren't grieved over the ruin of Joseph! NRS 6 who drink wine from bowls, and anoint themselves with the finest oils, but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph! CEB 7 Therefore, they will now be the first to be taken away, and the feast of those who lounged at the table will pass away. NRS 7 Therefore they shall now be the first to go into exile, and the revelry of the loungers shall pass away. CEB 8 The LORD God has solemnly sworn, says the LORD, the God of heavenly forces: I reject the pride of Jacob. I hate his fortresses. I will hand over the city and all that is in it. NRS 8 The Lord God has sworn by himself (says the Lord, the God of hosts): I abhor the pride of Jacob and hate his strongholds; and I will deliver up the city and all that is in it. CEB 9 If ten people remain in one house, then they will die. NRS 9 If ten people remain in one house, they shall die. CEB 10 If a relative, someone who burns the dead, picks up the body to bring it out of the house, and says to someone inside the house, "Is anyone else with you?" the answer will be, "No." Then the relative will say, "Hush! We mustn't mention the name of the LORD." NRS 10 And if a relative, one who burns the dead, shall take up the body to bring it out of the house, and shall say to someone in the innermost parts of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" the answer will come, "No." Then the relative shall say, "Hush! We must not mention the name of the Lord." CEB 11 Look, the LORD is giving an order; he will shatter the great house into bits and the little house into pieces. NRS 11 See, the Lord commands, and the great house shall be shattered to bits, and the little house to pieces. CEB 12 Do horses run on rocks? Does one plow the sea with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness— NRS 12 Do horses run on rocks? Does one plow the sea with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood— CEB 13 you who rejoice in Lo-debar, who say, "Haven't we by our own strength taken Karnaim for ourselves?" NRS 13 you who rejoice in Lo-debar, who say, "Have we not by our own strength taken Karnaim for ourselves?" CEB 14 Indeed, I will raise up against you a nation, house of Israel, says the LORD God of heavenly forces, and they will oppress you from Lebo-hamath to the desert ravine. NRS 14 Indeed, I am raising up against you a nation, O house of Israel, says the Lord, the God of hosts, and they shall oppress you from Lebo-hamath to the Wadi Arabah.

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