Amos: A Kingdom Spinning Its Wheels

Amos 5:21-27

21 I hate, I despise your festivals,
   and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. 
22 Even though you offer me your burnt-offerings and grain-offerings,
   I will not accept them;
and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals
   I will not look upon. 
23 Take away from me the noise of your songs;cart-964388_1280.png
   I will not listen to the melody of your harps. 
24 But let justice roll down like waters,
   and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. 

25 Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? 26 You shall take up Sakkuth your king, and Kaiwan your star-god, your images that you made for yourselves; 27 therefore I will take you into exile beyond Damascus, says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts. 

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