Amos 5:18-24 (CEV)

18 You look forward to the day when the Lord comes to judge. But you are in for trouble! It won’t be a time of sunshine; all will be darkness.

19 You will run from a lion, only to meet a bear. You will escape to your house, rest your hand on the wall, and be bitten by a snake.

20 The day when the Lord judges will be dark, very dark, without a ray of light.

21 I, the Lord, hate and despise your religious celebrations and your times of worship.

22 I won’t accept your offerings or animal sacrifices -- not even your very best.

23 No more of your noisy songs! I won’t listen when you play your harps.

24 But let justice and fairness flow like a river that never runs dry.


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