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Amos 6:4-10 New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)

Alas for those who lie on beds of ivory,
    and lounge on their couches,
and eat lambs from the flock,
    and calves from the stall;
who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp,
    and like David improvise on instruments of music;
who drink wine from bowls,
    and anoint themselves with the finest oils,
    but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!
Therefore they shall now be the first to go into exile,
    and the revelry of the loungers shall pass away.

The Lord God has sworn by himself
(says the Lord, the God of hosts):
I abhor the pride of Jacob
    and hate his strongholds;
    and I will deliver up the city and all that is in it.

If ten people remain in one house, they shall die. 10 And if a relative, one who burns the dead,[a] shall take up the body to bring it out of the house, and shall say to someone in the innermost parts of the house, ‘Is anyone else with you?’ the answer will come, ‘No.’ Then the relative[b] shall say, ‘Hush! We must not mention the name of the Lord.’

Footnotes:

  1. Amos 6:10 Or who makes a burning for him
  2. Amos 6:10 Heb he
New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)

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