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Amos 5:21–27

21  o“I hate, I despise your feasts,

and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.

22  pEven though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,

I will not accept them;

and the peace offerings of your fattened animals,

I will not look upon them.

23  Take away from me the noise of your songs;

to qthe melody of your harps I will not listen.

24  But let justice roll down like waters,

and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

25 r“Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? 26 sYou tshall take up Sikkuth your king, and Kiyyun your star-god—your images that you made for yourselves, 27 uand I will send you into exile beyond Damascus,” says the Lord, whose name is gthe God of hosts.

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Amos 5:21–27 — The New International Version (NIV)

21 “I hate, I despise your religious festivals;

your assemblies are a stench to me.

22 Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings,

I will not accept them.

Though you bring choice fellowship offerings,

I will have no regard for them.

23 Away with the noise of your songs!

I will not listen to the music of your harps.

24 But let justice roll on like a river,

righteousness like a never-failing stream!

25 “Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings

forty years in the wilderness, people of Israel?

26 You have lifted up the shrine of your king,

the pedestal of your idols,

the star of your god—

which you made for yourselves.

27 Therefore I will send you into exile beyond Damascus,”

says the Lord, whose name is God Almighty.

Amos 5:21–27 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

21 I hate, I despise your feast days,

And I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.

22 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them:

Neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.

23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs;

For I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

24 But let judgment run down as waters,

And righteousness as a mighty stream.

25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?

26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images,

The star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus,

Saith the Lord, whose name is The God of hosts.

Amos 5:21–27 — New Living Translation (NLT)

21 “I hate all your show and pretense—

the hypocrisy of your religious festivals and solemn assemblies.

22 I will not accept your burnt offerings and grain offerings.

I won’t even notice all your choice peace offerings.

23 Away with your noisy hymns of praise!

I will not listen to the music of your harps.

24 Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice,

an endless river of righteous living.

25 “Was it to me you were bringing sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, Israel? 26 No, you served your pagan gods—Sakkuth your king god and Kaiwan your star god—the images you made for yourselves. 27 So I will send you into exile, to a land east of Damascus,” says the Lord, whose name is the God of Heaven’s Armies.

Amos 5:21–27 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

21 “I hate, I despise your feast days,

And I do not savor your sacred assemblies.

22 Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings,

I will not accept them,

Nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings.

23 Take away from Me the noise of your songs,

For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments.

24 But let justice run down like water,

And righteousness like a mighty stream.

25 “Did you offer Me sacrifices and offerings

In the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?

26 You also carried Sikkuth your king

And Chiun, your idols,

The star of your gods,

Which you made for yourselves.

27 Therefore I will send you into captivity beyond Damascus,”

Says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.

Amos 5:21–27 — New Century Version (NCV)

21 The Lord says, “I hate and reject your feasts;

I cannot stand your religious meetings.

22 If you offer me burnt offerings and grain offerings,

I won’t accept them.

You bring your best fellowship offerings of fattened cattle,

but I will ignore them.

23 Take the noise of your songs away from me!

I won’t listen to the music of your harps.

24 But let justice flow like a river,

and let goodness flow like a never-ending stream.

25 “People of Israel, you did not bring me sacrifices and offerings

while you traveled in the desert for forty years.

26 You have carried with you

your king, the god Sakkuth,

and Kaiwan your idol,

and the star gods you have made.

27 So I will send you away as captives beyond Damascus,”

says the Lord, whose name is the God All-Powerful.

Amos 5:21–27 — American Standard Version (ASV)

21 I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will take no delight in your solemn assemblies. 22 Yea, though ye offer me your burnt-offerings and meal-offerings, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the peace-offerings of your fat beasts. 23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. 24 But let justice roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

25 Did ye bring unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? 26 Yea, ye have borne the tabernacle of your king and the shrine of your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. 27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith Jehovah, whose name is the God of hosts.

Amos 5:21–27 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

21 I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will not smell a sweet odour in your solemn assemblies. 22 For if ye offer up unto me burnt-offerings and your oblations, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the peace-offerings of your fatted beasts. 23 Take away from me the noise of thy songs, and I will not hear the melody of thy lutes; 24 but let judgment roll down as waters, and righteousness as an ever-flowing stream. 25 Did ye bring unto me sacrifices and oblations in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? 26 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of your Moloch, and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye had made to yourselves; 27 and I will cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith Jehovah, whose name is the God of hosts.

Amos 5:21–27 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

21 I hate your festivals; I despise them. 

I’m not pleased with your religious assemblies. 

22 Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, 

I won’t accept them. 

I won’t even look at the fellowship offerings of your choicest animals. 

23 Spare me the sound of your songs. 

I won’t listen to the music of your harps. 

24 But let justice flow like a river 

and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. 

25 Did you bring me sacrifices and grain offerings 

in the desert for 40 years, nation of Israel? 

26 You carried along the statues of ⸤the god⸥ Sikkuth as your king 

and the star Kiyyun, 

the gods you made for yourselves. 

27 I will send you into exile beyond Damascus, 

says the Lord, whose name is the God of Armies. 

Amos 5:21–27 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 I hate, I despise your feasts!

I can’t stand the stench

of your solemn assemblies.

22 Even if you offer Me

your burnt offerings and grain offerings,

I will not accept them;

I will have no regard

for your fellowship offerings of fattened cattle.

23 Take away from Me the noise of your songs!

I will not listen to the music of your harps.

24 But let justice flow like water,

and righteousness, like an unfailing stream.

25 “House of Israel, was it sacrifices and grain offerings that you presented to Me during the 40 years in the wilderness? 26 But you have taken up Sakkuth your king and Kaiwan your star god, images you have made for yourselves. 27 So I will send you into exile beyond Damascus.” Yahweh, the God of Hosts, is His name. He has spoken.

Amos 5:21–27 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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;

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, which you made for yourselves; 27 therefore I will take you into exile beyond Damascus, says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.

Amos 5:21–27 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

21 “I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your assemblies. 22 Yes, even if you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them, and I will not look at the fellowship offerings of your fattened animals. 23 Remove from me the noise of your songs, and I do not want to hear the melody of your harps! 24 But let justice roll on like the water, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. 25 Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings those forty years in the desert, O house of Israel? 26 And you will take up Sikkuth, your king, and Kaiwan, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves. 27 And I will deport you beyond Damascus,” says Yahweh—the God of hosts is his name.

Amos 5:21–27 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

21 The Lord says,

“I hate your holy feasts.

I can’t stand them.

I hate it when you gather together.

22 You bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings.

But I will not accept them.

You bring your best friendship offerings.

But I will not even look at them.

23 Take the noise of your songs away!

I will not listen to the music of your harps.

24 I want you to treat others fairly.

So let fair treatment roll on

just as a river does!

Always do what is right.

Let right living flow along

like a stream that never runs dry!

25 “People of Israel, did you bring me sacrifices and offerings

for 40 years in the desert?

26 Yes. But you have honored the place

where your king worshiped other gods.

You have carried the stands

the statues of your gods were on.

You have lifted up the banners

of the stars you worship as gods.

You made all of those things for yourselves.

27 So I will send you away

as prisoners beyond Damascus,”

says the Lord.

His name is God Who Rules Over All.

Amos 5:21–27 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

21 “I hate, I reject your festivals,

Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies.

22 Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings,

I will not accept them;

And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings.

23 Take away from Me the noise of your songs;

I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.

24 “But let justice roll down like waters

And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

25 “Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel?

26 “You also carried along Sikkuth your king and Kiyyun, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves.

27 “Therefore, I will make you go into exile beyond Damascus,” says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.