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Amos 5:7-15 New English Translation (NET Bible)

The Israelites turn justice into bitterness;
they throw what is fair and right to the ground.
(But there is one who made the constellations Pleiades and Orion;
he can turn the darkness into morning
and daylight into night.
He summons the water of the seas
and pours it out on the earth’s surface.
The Lord is his name!
He flashes destruction down upon the strong
so that destruction overwhelms the fortified places.)
10 The Israelites hate anyone who arbitrates at the city gate;
they despise anyone who speaks honestly.
11 Therefore, because you make the poor pay taxes on their crops
and exact a grain tax from them,
you will not live in the houses you built with chiseled stone,
nor will you drink the wine from the fine vineyards you planted.
12 Certainly I am aware of your many rebellious acts
and your numerous sins.
You torment the innocent, you take bribes,
and you deny justice to the needy at the city gate.
13 For this reason whoever is smart keeps quiet in such a time,
for it is an evil time.
14 Seek good and not evil so you can live!
Then the Lord, the God who commands armies, just might be with you,
as you claim he is.
15 Hate what is wrong, love what is right!
Promote justice at the city gate!
Maybe the Lord, the God who commands armies, will have mercy on those who are left from Joseph.

New English Translation (NET)

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Amos 5:24 New English Translation (NET Bible)

24 Justice must flow like torrents of water,
righteous actions like a stream that never dries up.

New English Translation (NET)

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