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Amos 5:16-20 World English Bible (WEB)

16 Therefore Yahweh, the God of Armies, the Lord, says:

“Wailing will be in all the wide ways;
    and they will say in all the streets, ‘Alas! Alas!’
    and they will call the farmer to mourning,
    and those who are skillful in lamentation to wailing.
17 In all vineyards there will be wailing;
    for I will pass through the middle of you,” says Yahweh.
18 “Woe to you who desire the day of Yahweh!
    Why do you long for the day of Yahweh?
It is darkness,
    and not light.
19 As if a man fled from a lion,
    and a bear met him;
Or he went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall,
    and a snake bit him.
20 Won’t the day of Yahweh be darkness, and not light?
    Even very dark, and no brightness in it?

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Amos 5:16-20 New International Version (NIV)

16 Therefore this is what the Lord, the Lord God Almighty, says:

“There will be wailing in all the streets
    and cries of anguish in every public square.
The farmers will be summoned to weep
    and the mourners to wail.
17 There will be wailing in all the vineyards,
    for I will pass through your midst,”
says the Lord.

The Day of the Lord

18 Woe to you who long
    for the day of the Lord!
Why do you long for the day of the Lord?
    That day will be darkness, not light.
19 It will be as though a man fled from a lion
    only to meet a bear,
as though he entered his house
    and rested his hand on the wall
    only to have a snake bite him.
20 Will not the day of the Lord be darkness, not light—
    pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?

New International Version (NIV)

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