Amos 5:13-24 LSB
Therefore at such a time the one with insight keeps silent, for it is an evil time.
¶Seek good and not evil, in order that you may live;
And thus may Yahweh God of hosts be with you,
Just as you have said!
Hate evil, love good,
And set justice at the gate!
Perhaps Yahweh God of hosts
May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
Therefore thus says Yahweh God of hosts, the Lord,
“There is wailing in all the plazas,
And in all the streets they say, ‘Alas! Alas!’
They also call the farmer to mourning
And professional weepers to wailing.
“And in all the vineyards there is wailing
Because I will pass through the midst of you,” says Yahweh.
¶Woe, you who are longing for the day of Yahweh,
For what purpose will the day of Yahweh be to you?
It will be darkness and not light;
As when a man flees from a lion
And a bear meets him;
Or he goes home, leans his hand against the wall,
And a snake bites him.
Will not the day of Yahweh be darkness instead of light,
Even thick darkness with no brightness in it?
¶“I hate, I reject your feasts,
Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies.
“Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings,
I will not accept them;
And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings.
“Remove from Me the tumult of your songs;
I will not even listen to the melody of your harps.
“But let justice roll down like waters
And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
LSB: Legacy Standard Bible