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Amos 5:25-27 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

25 Did you bring me sacrifices and grain offerings
    for forty years in the desert, O house of Israel?
26 Yet you will carry away Sukuth,[a] your king,
    and Kaiwan, your star-image,
    your gods that you have made for yourselves,
27 As I exile you beyond Damascus,
    says the Lord,
    whose name is the God of hosts.


  1. 5:26 Sukuth: probably a hebraized form of Assyro-Babylonian Shukudu (“the Arrow”), a name of Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. It was associated with the god Ninurta, who was widely worshiped in Mesopotamia. According to 2 Kgs 17:30 the cult of Sirius was introduced into Samaria by deportees from Babylonia. Kaiwan: a hebraized form of an Akkadian name for the planet Saturn, also worshiped as a deity in Mesopotamia.
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