KJV AMO5 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekAMO4.htm AMO6.htm
5:1 Hear [H8085] ye this word [H1697] which I take up [H5375] against you, [even] a lamentation [H7015] , O house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] .
5:2 The virgin [H1330] of Israel [H3478] is fallen [H5307] ; she shall no more [H3254] rise [H6965] : she is forsaken [H5203] upon her land [H127] ; [there is] none to raise her up [H6965] .
5:3 For thus saith [H559] the Lord [H136] GOD [H3069] ; The city [H5892] that went out [H3318] [by] a thousand [H505] shall leave [H7604] an hundred [H3967] , and that which went forth [H3318] [by] an hundred [H3967] shall leave [H7604] ten [H6235] , to the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] .
5:4 For thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] unto the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] , Seek [H1875] ye me, and ye shall live [H2421] :
5:5 But seek [H1875] not Bethel [H1008] , nor enter [H935] into Gilgal [H1537] , and pass [H5674] not to Beersheba [H884] : for Gilgal [H1537] shall surely [H1540] go into captivity [H1540] , and Bethel [H1008] shall come to nought [H205] .
5:6 Seek [H1875] the LORD [H3068] , and ye shall live [H2421] ; lest he break out [H6743] like fire [H784] in the house [H1004] of Joseph [H3130] , and devour [H398] [it], and [there be] none to quench [H3518] [it] in Bethel [H1008] .
5:7 Ye who turn [H2015] judgment [H4941] to wormwood [H3939] , and leave off [H3240] righteousness [H6666] in the earth [H776] ,
5:8 [Seek him] that maketh [H6213] the seven stars [H3598] and Orion [H3685] , and turneth [H2015] the shadow of death [H6757] into the morning [H1242] , and maketh the day [H3117] dark [H2821] with night [H3915] : that calleth [H7121] for the waters [H4325] of the sea [H3220] , and poureth them out [H8210] upon the face [H6440] of the earth [H776] : The LORD [H3068] [is] his name [H8034] :
5:9 That strengtheneth [H1082] the spoiled [H7701] against the strong [H5794] , so that the spoiled [H7701] shall come [H935] against the fortress [H4013] .(spoiled: Heb. spoil)
5:10 They hate [H8130] him that rebuketh [H3198] in the gate [H8179] , and they abhor [H8581] him that speaketh [H1696] uprightly [H8549] .
5:11 Forasmuch [H3282] therefore as your treading [H1318] [is] upon the poor [H1800] , and ye take [H3947] from him burdens [H4864] of wheat [H1250] : ye have built [H1129] houses [H1004] of hewn stone [H1496] , but ye shall not dwell [H3427] in them; ye have planted [H5193] pleasant [H2531] vineyards [H3754] , but ye shall not drink [H8354] wine [H3196] of them.(pleasant: Heb. vineyards of desire)
5:12 For I know [H3045] your manifold [H7227] transgressions [H6588] and your mighty [H6099] sins [H2403] : they afflict [H6887] the just [H6662] , they take [H3947] a bribe [H3724] , and they turn aside [H5186] the poor [H34] in the gate [H8179] [from their right].(a bribe: or, a ransom)
5:13 Therefore the prudent [H7919] shall keep silence [H1826] in that time [H6256] ; for it [is] an evil [H7451] time [H6256] .
5:14 Seek [H1875] good [H2896] , and not evil [H7451] , that ye may live [H2421] : and so the LORD [H3068] , the God [H430] of hosts [H6635] , shall be with you, as ye have spoken [H559] .
5:15 Hate [H8130] the evil [H7451] , and love [H157] the good [H2896] , and establish [H3322] judgment [H4941] in the gate [H8179] : it may be that the LORD [H3068] God [H430] of hosts [H6635] will be gracious [H2603] unto the remnant [H7611] of Joseph [H3130] .
5:16 Therefore the LORD [H3068] , the God [H430] of hosts [H6635] , the Lord [H136] , saith [H559] thus; Wailing [H4553] [shall be] in all streets [H7339] ; and they shall say [H559] in all the highways [H2351] , Alas [H1930] ! alas [H1930] ! and they shall call [H7121] the husbandman [H406] to mourning [H60] , and such as are skilful [H3045] of lamentation [H5092] to wailing [H4553] .
5:17 And in all vineyards [H3754] [shall be] wailing [H4553] : for I will pass [H5674] through [H7130] thee, saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] .
5:18 Woe [H1945] unto you that desire [H183] the day [H3117] of the LORD [H3068] ! to what end [H4100] [is] it for you? the day [H3117] of the LORD [H3068] [is] darkness [H2822] , and not light [H216] .
5:19 As if a man [H376] did flee [H5127] from [H6440] a lion [H738] , and a bear [H1677] met [H6293] him; or went [H935] into the house [H1004] , and leaned [H5564] his hand [H3027] on the wall [H7023] , and a serpent [H5175] bit [H5391] him.
5:20 [Shall] not the day [H3117] of the LORD [H3068] [be] darkness [H2822] , and not light [H216] ? even very dark [H651] , and no brightness [H5051] in it?
5:21 I hate [H8130] , I despise [H3988] your feast days [H2282] , and I will not smell [H7306] in your solemn assemblies [H6116] .(in: or, your holy days)
5:22 Though ye offer [H5927] me burnt offerings [H5930] and your meat offerings [H4503] , I will not accept [H7521] [them]: neither will I regard [H5027] the peace offerings [H8002] of your fat beasts [H4806] .(peace: or, thank offerings)
5:23 Take thou away [H5493] from me the noise [H1995] of thy songs [H7892] ; for I will not hear [H8085] the melody [H2172] of thy viols [H5035] .
5:24 But let judgment [H4941] run down [H1556] as waters [H4325] , and righteousness [H6666] as a mighty [H386] stream [H5158] .(run: Heb. roll)
5:25 Have ye offered [H5066] unto me sacrifices [H2077] and offerings [H4503] in the wilderness [H4057] forty [H705] years [H8141] , O house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] ?
5:26 But ye have borne [H5375] the tabernacle [H5522] of your Moloch [H4428] and Chiun [H3594] your images [H6754] , the star [H3556] of your god [H430] , which ye made [H6213] to yourselves.(the tabernacle: or, Siccuth your king)
5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity [H1540] beyond [H1973] Damascus [H1834] , saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] , whose name [H8034] [is] The God [H430] of hosts [H6635] .