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`Amos
HaShem Judges Sin

~ 5 ~

“Seek Me that You May Live”

5:1Listen to this word which I take up for a lamentation over you, O house of Yisra'el.

 5:2"The virgin of Yisra'el has fallen;
      She shall rise no more.

 She is cast down on her land;
      There is no one to raise her up."

5:3For thus says the Lord ADONAI:

 "The city that went forth a thousand shall have a hundred left,
      And that which went forth one hundred shall have ten left to the house of Yisra'el."

5:4For thus says ADONAI to the house of Yisra'el:

 "Seek me, and you will live;

 5:5But don't seek Beit-El,
      Nor enter into Gilgal,
      And don't pass to Be'er-Sheva:

 For Gilgal shall surely go into captivity,
      And Beit-El shall come to nothing.

 5:6Seek ADONAI, and you will live;
      Lest he break out like fire in the house of Yosef,
      And it devour, and there be no one to quench it in Beit-El.

 5:7You who turn justice to wormwood,
      And cast down righteousness to the earth:

 5:8Seek him who made the Kima and Kesil,
      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, ADONAI is his name,

 5:9Who brings sudden destruction on the strong,
      So that destruction comes on the fortress.

 5:10They hate him who reproves in the gate,
      And they abhor him who speaks blamelessly.

 5:11Forasmuch therefore as you trample on the poor,
      And take taxes from him of wheat:
      You have built houses of hewn stone,
      But you will not dwell in them.

 You have planted pleasant vineyards,
      But you shall not drink their wine.

 5:12For I know how many your offenses,
      And how great are your sins--
      You who afflict the just,
      Who take a bribe,
      And who turn aside the needy in the courts.

 5:13Therefore he who is prudent shall keep silence in such a time;
      For it is an evil time.

 5:14Seek good, and not evil,
      That you may live;
      And so ADONAI, the God Tzva'ot, will be with you,
      As you say.

 5:15Hate evil, love good,
      And establish justice in the courts.
      It may be that ADONAI, the God Tzva'ot, will be gracious to the remnant of Yosef."

5:16Therefore thus says ADONAI, the God Tzva'ot, the Lord:

 "Wailing will be in all the broad ways;
      And they will say in all the streets, 'Alas! Alas!'
      And they will call the farmer to mourning,
      And those who are skillful in lamentation to wailing.

 5:17In all vineyards there will be wailing;
      For I will pass through the midst of you," says ADONAI.

 5:18"Woe to you who desire the day of ADONAI!
      Why do you long for the day of ADONAI?

 It is darkness,
      And not light.

 5:19As 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.

 5:20Will the day of ADONAI not be darkness, and not light?
      Even very dark, and no brightness in it?

 5:21I hate, I despise your feasts,
      And I can't stand your solemn assemblies.

 5:22Yes, though you offer me your burnt offerings and meal-offerings,
      I will not accept them;
      Neither will I regard the shalom offerings of your fat animals.

 5:23Take away from me the noise of your songs!
      I will not listen to the music of your harps.

 5:24But let justice roll on like rivers,
      And righteousness like a mighty stream.

55:25"Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, house of Yisra'el? 5:26Yes, you have borne the tent of your king and the shrine of your images, the star of your god, which you made for yourselves. 5:27Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Dammesek," says ADONAI, whose name is the God Tzva'ot.

 

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