Kid's Study Bible provides illustrations, maps, images and fun information for kid's of all ages.

Home -> Amos -> Chapter 5

Amos 5

Amos 4  Amos 6

 use word study mode

Seek Me that You May Live

Listen to this word which I take up for a lamentation over you, O house of Israel. +
"The virgin of Israel has fallen;She shall rise no more.She is cast down on her land;there is no one to raise her up." +
For thus says the Lord God:"The city that went out a thousand shall have a hundred left,and that which went out one hundred shall have ten left to the house of Israel." +
For the LORD says to the house of Israel:"Seek me, and you will live; +
but don't seek Bethel,nor enter into Gilgal,and don't pass to Beersheba:for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity,and Bethel shall come to nothing. +
Seek The LORD, and you will live;lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph,and it devour, and there be no one to quench it in Bethel. +
You who turn justice to wormwood,and cast down righteousness to the earth: +
seek him who made the Pleiades and Orion,and turns the shadow of death into the morning,and makes the day dark with night;who calls for the waters of the sea,and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the LORD is his name, +
who brings sudden destruction on the strong,so that destruction comes on the fortress. +
They hate him who reproves in the gate,and they abhor him who speaks blamelessly. +
Therefore, because you trample on the poor,and take taxes from him of wheat:You have built houses of cut stone,but you will not dwell in them.You have planted pleasant vineyards,but you shall not drink their wine. +
For I know how many your offenses,and how great are your sins-you who afflict the just,who take a bribe,and who turn aside the needy in the courts. +
Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time,for it is an evil time. +
Seek good, and not evil,that you may live;and so The LORD, the God of Armies, will be with you,as you say. +
Hate evil, love good,and establish justice in the courts.It may be that The LORD, the God of Armies, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph." +
Therefore The LORD, 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. +
In all vineyards there will be wailing;for I will pass through the middle of you," says The LORD. +
"Woe to you who desire the day of The LORD!Why do you long for the day of The LORD?It is darkness,and not light. +
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. +
Won't the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light?Even very dark, and no brightness in it?
I hate, I despise your feasts,and I can't stand your solemn assemblies. +
Yes, though you offer me your burnt offerings and meal offerings,I will not accept them;neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat animals. +
Take away from me the noise of your songs!I will not listen to the music of your harps. +
But let justice roll on like rivers,and righteousness like a mighty stream. +
"Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, house of Israel? +
You also carried the tent of your king and the shrine of your images, the star of your god, which you made for yourselves.
Therefore will I cause you to go into captivitybeyond Damascus," says The LORD, whose name is the God of Armies. +

Amos 4  Amos 6