Bible: Amos 5:21-27

5:21I absolutely despise 1  your festivals!

I get no pleasure 2  from your religious assemblies!

5:22 Even if you offer me burnt and grain offerings, 3  I will not be satisfied;

I will not look with favor on your peace offerings of fattened calves. 4 

5:23 Take away from me your 5  noisy songs;

I don’t want to hear the music of your stringed instruments. 6 

5:24 Justice must flow like torrents of water,

righteous actions 7  like a stream that never dries up.

5:25 You did not bring me 8  sacrifices and grain offerings during the forty years you spent in the wilderness, family 9  of Israel.

5:26 You will pick up your images 10  of Sikkuth, 11  your king, 12 

and Kiyyun, 13  your star god, which you made for yourselves,

5:27 and I will drive you into exile beyond Damascus,” says the Lord.

He is called the God who commands armies!

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