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Amos 5:25-27 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

25 Israel, you offered me sacrifices
    and offerings in the desert for 40 years.[a]
26 But you also carried statues of Sakkuth, your king, and Kaiwan.[b]
    There was also that star god[c] that you made for yourselves.
27 So I will send you as captives, far beyond Damascus.”
    This is what the Lord says.
    His name is God All-Powerful.

Footnotes:

  1. Amos 5:25 Or “Israel, did you offer me sacrifices and offerings in the desert for 40 years?”
  2. Amos 5:26 Sakkuth, your king, and Kaiwan Or “Sakkuth, Moloch, and Kaiwan,” names of Assyrian gods.
  3. Amos 5:26 star god This might be to honor a special god or all the stars in the sky. Many people thought the sun, moon, stars, and planets were gods or angels. This verse might also be translated, “You carried the shelter for your king and the footstool for your idols—the star of your gods that you made for yourselves.” The ancient Greek version adds the names of these gods: Moloch and Raphan.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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