Amos 5:8-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
8 The one who made the Pleiades and Orion,
10 They hate the one who reproves in the gate,
14 Seek good and not evil,
Amos 5:21-27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
21 I hate, I despise your festivals,
25 Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? 26 You shall take up Sakkuth your king, and Kaiwan your star-god, your images,[a] which you made for yourselves; 27 therefore I will take you into exile beyond Damascus, says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.
Psalm 99 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Praise to God for His Holiness
1 The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble!
6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests,
8 O Lord our God, you answered them;