“The comely and (A)dainty one, (B)the daughter of Zion, I will cut off.

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Do you (A)put off the day of calamity,
And would you (B)bring near the seat of violence?

Those who recline on beds of ivory
And sprawl on their (C)couches,
And (D)eat lambs from the flock
And calves from the midst of the stall,
Who improvise to the sound of the harp,
And like David have [a]composed (E)songs for themselves,
Who (F)drink wine from [b]sacrificial bowls
While they anoint themselves with the finest of oils,
Yet they have not (G)grieved over the ruin of Joseph.
Therefore, they will now (H)go into exile at the head of the exiles,
And the (I)sprawlers’ [c]banqueting will [d]pass away.

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  1. Amos 6:5 Or invented musical instruments
  2. Amos 6:6 Lit sprinkling basins
  3. Amos 6:7 Or cultic feasts
  4. Amos 6:7 Lit turn aside