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Amos 5:18-24 American Standard Version (ASV)

18 Woe unto you that desire the day of Jehovah! Wherefore would ye have the day of Jehovah? It is darkness, and not light. 19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; [a]or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. 20 Shall not the day of Jehovah be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

21 I hate, I despise your feasts, and I [b]will take no delight in your solemn assemblies. 22 Yea, though ye offer me [c]your burnt-offerings and meal-offerings, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the [d]peace-offerings of your fat beasts. 23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. 24 But let justice roll down as waters, and righteousness as a [e]mighty stream.


  1. Amos 5:19 Or, and
  2. Amos 5:21 Hebrew will not smell a savor.
  3. Amos 5:22 Or, burnt-offerings with your meal-offerings
  4. Amos 5:22 Or, thank-offerings
  5. Amos 5:24 Or, ever-flowing

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