Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! Why would you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness and not light;
It is as if a man fled from a lion and a bear met him, or went into the house and leaned with his hand against the wall and a serpent bit him.
Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, not light? Even very dark with no brightness in it?
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will not smell a savor or take delight in your solemn assemblies.
Though you offer Me your burnt offerings and your cereal offerings, I will not accept them, neither will I look upon the peace or thank offerings of your fatted beasts.
Take away from Me the noise of your songs, for I will not listen to the melody of your harps.
But let justice run down like waters and righteousness as a mighty and ever-flowing stream.