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Amos 5 (WEBP)

[1] Listen to this word which I take up for a lamentation over you, O house of Israel:
[2] “The virgin of Israel has fallen; She shall rise no more. She is cast down on her land; there is no one to raise her up.”
[3] For the Lord Yahweh says: “The city that went out a thousand shall have a hundred left, and that which went out one hundred shall have ten left to the house of Israel.”
[4] For Yahweh says to the house of Israel: “Seek me, and you will live;
[5] but don’t seek Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and don’t pass to Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nothing.
[6] Seek Yahweh, and you will live, lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, and there be no one to quench it in Bethel.
[7] You who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth!
[8] Seek him who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and makes the day dark with night; who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the surface of the earth, Yahweh is his name,
[9] who brings sudden destruction on the strong, so that destruction comes on the fortress.
[10] They hate him who reproves in the gate, and they abhor him who speaks blamelessly.
[11] Therefore, because you trample on the poor and take taxes from him of wheat, you have built houses of cut stone, but you will not dwell in them. You have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine.
[12] For I know how many are your offenses, and how great are your sins— you who afflict the just, who take a bribe, and who turn away the needy in the courts.
[13] Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.
[14] Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so Yahweh, the God of Armies, will be with you, as you say.
[15] Hate evil, love good, and establish justice in the courts. It may be that Yahweh, the God of Armies, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.”
[16] Therefore Yahweh, the God of Armies, the Lord, says: “Wailing will be in all the wide ways. They will say in all the streets, ‘Alas! Alas!’ They will call the farmer to mourning, and those who are skillful in lamentation to wailing.
[17] In all vineyards there will be wailing, for I will pass through the middle of you,” says Yahweh.
[18] “Woe to you who desire the day of Yahweh! Why do you long for the day of Yahweh? It is darkness, and not light.
[19] As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or he went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a snake bit him.
[20] Won’t the day of Yahweh be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?
[21] I hate, I despise your feasts, and I can’t stand your solemn assemblies.
[22] Yes, though you offer me your burnt offerings and meal offerings, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat animals.
[23] Take away from me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
[24] But let justice roll on like rivers, and righteousness like a mighty stream.
[25] “Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, house of Israel?
[26] You also carried the tent of your king and the shrine of your images, the star of your god, which you made for yourselves.
[27] Therefore I will cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus,” says Yahweh, whose name is the God of Armies.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Amos 5 (KJVS)

[1] Hear H8085 (8798) ye this word H1697 which I take up H5375 (8802) against you, [even] a lamentation H7015, O house H1004 of Israel H3478.
[2] The virgin H1330 of Israel H3478 is fallen H5307 (8804); she shall no more H3254 (8686) rise H6965 (8800): she is forsaken H5203 (8738) upon her land H127; [there is] none to raise her up H6965 (8688).
[3] For thus saith H559 (8804) the Lord H136 GOD H3069; The city H5892 that went out H3318 (8802) [by] a thousand H505 shall leave H7604 (8686) an hundred H3967, and that which went forth H3318 (8802) [by] an hundred H3967 shall leave H7604 (8686) ten H6235, to the house H1004 of Israel H3478.
[4] For thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 unto the house H1004 of Israel H3478, Seek H1875 (8798) ye me, and ye shall live H2421 (8798):
[5] But seek H1875 (8799) not Bethel H1008, nor enter H935 (8799) into Gilgal H1537, and pass H5674 (8799) not to Beersheba H884: for Gilgal H1537 shall surely H1540 (8800) go into captivity H1540 (8799), and Bethel H1008 shall come to nought H205.
[6] Seek H1875 (8798) the LORD H3068, and ye shall live H2421 (8798); lest he break out H6743 (8799) like fire H784 in the house H1004 of Joseph H3130, and devour H398 (8804) [it], and [there be] none to quench H3518 (8764) [it] in Bethel H1008.
[7] Ye who turn H2015 (8802) judgment H4941 to wormwood H3939, and leave off H3240 (8689) righteousness H6666 in the earth H776,
[8] [Seek him] that maketh H6213 (8802) the seven stars H3598 and Orion H3685, and turneth H2015 (8802) the shadow of death H6757 into the morning H1242, and maketh the day H3117 dark H2821 (8689) with night H3915: that calleth H7121 (8802) for the waters H4325 of the sea H3220, and poureth them out H8210 (8799) upon the face H6440 of the earth H776: The LORD H3068 [is] his name H8034:
[9] That strengtheneth H1082 (8688) the spoiled H7701 against the strong H5794, so that the spoiled H7701 shall come H935 (8799) against the fortress H4013.
[10] They hate H8130 (8804) him that rebuketh H3198 (8688) in the gate H8179, and they abhor H8581 (8762) him that speaketh H1696 (8802) uprightly H8549.
[11] Forasmuch H3282 therefore as your treading H1318 (8780) [is] upon the poor H1800, and ye take H3947 (8799) from him burdens H4864 of wheat H1250: ye have built H1129 (8804) houses H1004 of hewn stone H1496, but ye shall not dwell H3427 (8799) in them; ye have planted H5193 (8804) pleasant H2531 vineyards H3754, but ye shall not drink H8354 (8799) wine H3196 of them.
[12] For I know H3045 (8804) your manifold H7227 transgressions H6588 and your mighty H6099 sins H2403: they afflict H6887 (8802) the just H6662, they take H3947 (8802) a bribe H3724, and they turn aside H5186 (8689) the poor H34 in the gate H8179 [from their right].
[13] Therefore the prudent H7919 (8688) shall keep silence H1826 (8799) in that time H6256; for it [is] an evil H7451 time H6256.
[14] Seek H1875 (8798) good H2896, and not evil H7451, that ye may live H2421 (8799): and so the LORD H3068, the God H430 of hosts H6635, shall be with you, as ye have spoken H559 (8804).
[15] Hate H8130 (8798) the evil H7451, and love H157 (8798) the good H2896, and establish H3322 (8685) judgment H4941 in the gate H8179: it may be that the LORD H3068 God H430 of hosts H6635 will be gracious H2603 (8799) unto the remnant H7611 of Joseph H3130.
[16] Therefore the LORD H3068, the God H430 of hosts H6635, the Lord H136, saith H559 (8804) thus; Wailing H4553 [shall be] in all streets H7339; and they shall say H559 (8799) in all the highways H2351, Alas H1930! alas H1930! and they shall call H7121 (8804) the husbandman H406 to mourning H60, and such as are skilful H3045 (8802) of lamentation H5092 to wailing H4553.
[17] And in all vineyards H3754 [shall be] wailing H4553: for I will pass H5674 (8799) through H7130 thee, saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068.
[18] Woe H1945 unto you that desire H183 (8693) the day H3117 of the LORD H3068! to what end H4100 [is] it for you? the day H3117 of the LORD H3068 [is] darkness H2822, and not light H216.
[19] As if a man H376 did flee H5127 (8799) from H6440 a lion H738, and a bear H1677 met H6293 (8804) him; or went H935 (8804) into the house H1004, and leaned H5564 (8804) his hand H3027 on the wall H7023, and a serpent H5175 bit H5391 (8804) him.
[20] [Shall] not the day H3117 of the LORD H3068 [be] darkness H2822, and not light H216? even very dark H651, and no brightness H5051 in it?
[21] I hate H8130 (8804), I despise H3988 (8804) your feast days H2282, and I will not smell H7306 (8686) in your solemn assemblies H6116.
[22] Though ye offer H5927 (8686) me burnt offerings H5930 and your meat offerings H4503, I will not accept H7521 (8799) [them]: neither will I regard H5027 (8686) the peace offerings H8002 of your fat beasts H4806.
[23] Take thou away H5493 (8685) from me the noise H1995 of thy songs H7892; for I will not hear H8085 (8799) the melody H2172 of thy viols H5035.
[24] But let judgment H4941 run down H1556 (8735) as waters H4325, and righteousness H6666 as a mighty H386 stream H5158.
[25] Have ye offered H5066 (8689) unto me sacrifices H2077 and offerings H4503 in the wilderness H4057 forty H705 years H8141, O house H1004 of Israel H3478?
[26] But ye have borne H5375 (8804) the tabernacle H5522 of your Moloch H4428 and Chiun H3594 your images H6754, the star H3556 of your god H430, which ye made H6213 (8804) to yourselves.
[27] Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity H1540 (8689) beyond H1973 Damascus H1834, saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, whose name H8034 [is] The God H430 of hosts H6635.

Young’s Literal Translation

Amos 5 (YLT)

[1] Hear this word that I am bearing to you, A lamentation, O house of Israel:
[2] ‘Fallen, not again to rise, hath the virgin of Israel, Left on her land-she hath no raiser up.’
[3] For thus said the Lord Jehovah: The city that is going out a thousand, Doth leave an hundred, And that which is going out an hundred, Doth leave ten to the house of Israel.
[4] For thus said Jehovah to the house of Israel: Seek ye Me, and live,
[5] And seek not Beth-El, and Gilgal enter not, And Beer-Sheba pass not through, For Gilgal doth utterly remove, And Beth-El doth become vanity.
[6] Seek ye Jehovah, and live, Lest He prosper as fire against the house of Joseph, And it hath consumed, And there is no quencher for Beth-El.
[7] Ye who are turning to wormwood judgment, And righteousness to the earth have put down,
[8] The maker of Kimah and Kesil, And the turner to morning of death-shade, And day as night He hath made dark, Who is calling to the waters of the sea, And poureth them on the face of the earth, Jehovah is His name;
[9] Who is brightening up the spoiled against the strong, And the spoiled against a fortress cometh.
[10] They have hated a reprover in the gate, And a plain speaker they abominate.
[11] Therefore, because of your trampling on the poor, And the tribute of corn ye take from him, Houses of hewn work ye have built, And ye do not dwell in them, Desirable vineyards ye have planted, And ye do not drink their wine.
[12] For I have known-many are your transgressions, And mighty your sins, Adversaries of the righteous, taking ransoms, And the needy in the gate ye turned aside.
[13] Therefore is the wise at that time silent, For an evil time it is.
[14] Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live, And it is so; Jehovah, God of Hosts, is with you, as ye said.
[15] Hate evil, and love good, And set up judgment in the gate, It may be Jehovah, God of Hosts, doth pity the remnant of Joseph.
[16] Therefore, thus said Jehovah, God of Hosts, the Lord, In all broad places is lamentation, And in all out-places they say, ‘Alas, alas,’ And called the husbandman to mourning, And to lamentation the skilful of wailing.
[17] And in all vineyards is lamentation, For I pass into thy midst, said Jehovah.
[18] Ho, ye who are desiring the day of Jehovah, Why is this to you-the day of Jehovah? It is darkness, and not light,
[19] As when one fleeth from the face of the lion, And the bear hath met him, And he hath come in to the house, And hath leant his hand on the wall, And the serpent hath bitten him.
[20] Is not the day of Jehovah darkness and not light, Even thick darkness that hath no brightness?
[21] I have hated-I have loathed your festivals, And I am not refreshed by your restraints.
[22] For though ye cause burnt-offerings and your presents to ascend to Me, I am not pleased, And the peace-offering of your fatlings I behold not.
[23] Turn aside from Me the noise of thy songs, Yea, the praise of thy psaltery I hear not.
[24] And roll on as waters doth judgment, And righteousness as a perennial stream.
[25] Sacrifices and offering did ye bring nigh to Me, In a wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
[26] And ye bare Succoth your king, and Chiun your images, The star of your god, that ye made for yourselves.
[27] And I removed you beyond Damascus, Said Jehovah, God of Hosts is His name.