21 “I hate,(A) I despise your religious festivals;(B)
    your assemblies(C) are a stench to me.
22 Even though you bring me burnt offerings(D) and grain offerings,
    I will not accept them.(E)
Though you bring choice fellowship offerings,
    I will have no regard for them.(F)
23 Away with the noise of your songs!
    I will not listen to the music of your harps.(G)
24 But let justice(H) roll on like a river,
    righteousness(I) like a never-failing stream!(J)

25 “Did you bring me sacrifices(K) and offerings
    forty years(L) in the wilderness, people of Israel?
26 You have lifted up the shrine of your king,
    the pedestal of your idols,(M)
    the star of your god[a]
    which you made for yourselves.
27 Therefore I will send you into exile(N) beyond Damascus,”
    says the Lord, whose name is God Almighty.(O)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 5:26 Or lifted up Sakkuth your king / and Kaiwan your idols, / your star-gods; Septuagint lifted up the shrine of Molek / and the star of your god Rephan, / their idols