Amos 4-5 New King James Version (NKJV)
God’s Punishments Have Not Reformed Israel
4 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria,
4 “Come to Bethel and transgress,
Israel Did Not Accept Correction
6 “Also I gave you [d]cleanness of teeth in all your cities,
7 “I also withheld rain from you,
9 “I blasted you with blight and mildew.
10 “I sent among you a plague after the manner of Egypt;
11 “I overthrew some of you,
12 “Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel;
13 For behold,
A Lament for Israel
5 Hear this word which I take up against you, a lamentation, O house of Israel:
2 The virgin of Israel has fallen;
3 For thus says the Lord God:
“The city that goes out by a thousand
A Call to Repentance
4 For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel:
“Seek Me and live;
8 He made the Pleiades and Orion;
10 They hate the one who rebukes in the gate,
14 Seek good and not evil,
The Day of the Lord
16 Therefore the Lord God of hosts, the Lord, says this:
“There shall be wailing in all streets,
18 Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord!
21 “I hate, I despise your feast days,
25 “Did you offer Me sacrifices and offerings
Psalm 141:5-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
5 Let the righteous strike me;
For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.
8 But my eyes are upon You, O God the Lord;
Revelation 4 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Throne Room of Heaven
4 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 3 [a]And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. 4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white [b]robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, [c]thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the[d] seven Spirits of God.
6 Before the throne there [e]was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. 8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:
“Holy,[f] holy, holy,
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
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