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Amosʼ Bog 5:1-27

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1Israel, lyt til den klagesang, jeg synger over dig:

2„Israel, den skønne ungmø, er faldet,

hun kan ikke rejse sig.

Hun ligger forladt på jorden,

ingen hjælper hende op!”

3Gud Herren siger: „Den by, som sender 1000 mænd i krig, får kun 100 tilbage, og den by, som sender 100, får kun 10 tilbage.”

4Herren siger til Israels folk: „Søg mig, så skal I leve! 5Søg ikke afguderne i Betel, Gilgal og Be’ersheba, for Gilgal bliver ført i eksil, og Betel bliver jævnet med jorden.”

6Ja, søg Herren, så skal I leve. Ellers vil han komme imod jer som en fortærende ild, og ingen af Betels afguder kan slukke den.

7I lader hånt om retfærdighed og foragter hæderlighed.

8I burde søge Herren, som skabte Syvstjernen og Orion; han, som udskifter nattens mørke med morgenlys og gør dag til nat; han, som opsamler havets vand og lader det øse ned på jorden. Herren er hans navn. 9Han sender ødelæggelse over stærke byer og nedbryder alle deres forsvarsværker.

10Hvorfor hader I dem, der taler sandhed, og dem, der fælder retfærdige domme? 11I tramper på de fattige og lægger urimelige afgifter på deres kornhøst. Derfor skal I ikke opleve at nyde livet i de fornemme stenhuse, I er ved at bygge, eller fylde jer med vinen fra de vingårde, I er ved at anlægge.

12„Jeg ved alt om jeres oprør mod mig og jeres mange synder,” siger Herren. „I undertrykker de uskyldige og tager imod bestikkelse, så de svage forhindres i at få deres ret.”

13I den slags onde tider tvinges den kloge til tavshed. 14Søg det gode og flygt fra det onde, så I kan få lov at leve. Først da vil Herren, den Almægtige, være med jer, sådan som I påstår, han er. 15Had det onde og elsk det gode. Lad retfærdigheden sejre i retten. Så vil Gud, den Almægtige, måske tilgive den rest af folket, som overlever.

Dommens dag bliver en sørgedag

16Herren, den Almægtige, siger: „Når straffen kommer, vil folk græde på gaden i fortvivlelse, og på torvene vil de sørge over de døde. Landmændene kaldes ind til byen for at deltage i sorgen, og alle grædekoner kommer i arbejde. 17I alle vingårdene vil der lyde fortvivlede råb, når jeg går igennem landet og ødelægger dem.”

18-20„Gid Herren dog ville gribe ind!” siger I. Men I aner ikke, hvad der vil ske, når jeg griber ind! Det bliver en sorgens dag, ikke en glædens dag. Til den tid går det jer som en mand, der nok undslipper en løve, der har jaget ham, men løber lige i favnen på en bjørn, og når han derefter søger skjul i et hus, bliver han bidt i hånden af en slange. Når jeg griber ind, bliver det en sorgens dag!

21Herren siger: „Jeg hader jeres religiøse fester! Jeg er led ved jeres hykleriske højtider! 22Selvom I bringer mig brændofre og afgrødeofre, vil jeg ikke tage imod dem. Jeg vil ikke røre ved fedtet fra jeres takofre. 23Spar mig for jeres larmende sange. Jeg er træt af at lytte til jeres musik. 24Lad godheden strømme som en flod, retfærdigheden risle frem som en uudtømmelig kilde. 25Bragte I slagtofre og afgrødeofre til mig de 40 år i ørkenen? 26Nu kan I tage de gudebilleder med, I selv har lavet, inklusive Sakkut og stjerneguden Kevan, 27for I bliver sendt i landflygtighed langt borte, øst for Damaskus.” Herren, den almægtige Gud, har talt!

New International Reader's Version

Amos 5:1-27

Mourn and Turn Back to the Lord

1People of Israel, listen to the Lord’s message. Hear my song of sadness about you. I say,

2“The people of Israel have fallen.

They will never get up again.

They are deserted in their own land.

No one can lift them up.”

3Here is what the Lord and King says to Israel.

“A thousand soldiers will march out from a city.

But only a hundred will return.

A hundred soldiers will march out from a town.

But only ten will come back.”

4The Lord speaks to the people of Israel. He says,

“Look to me and live.

5Do not look to Bethel.

Do not go to Gilgal.

Do not travel to Beersheba.

The people of Gilgal will be taken away as prisoners.

Nothing will be left of Bethel.”

6Israel, look to the Lord and live.

If you don’t, he will sweep through

the tribes of Joseph like a fire.

It will burn everything up.

And Bethel won’t have anyone to put it out.

7There are people among you who turn what is fair into something bitter.

They throw down to the ground what is right.

8The Lord made the Pleiades and Orion.

He turns midnight into sunrise.

He makes the day fade into night.

He sends for the waters in the clouds.

Then he pours them out on the surface of the land.

His name is the Lord.

9With a flash of light he destroys places of safety.

He tears down cities

that have high walls around them.

10There are people among you who hate anyone who stands for justice in court.

They hate those who tell the truth.

11You make poor people pay tax on their straw.

You also tax their grain.

So, even though you have built stone houses,

you won’t live in them.

You have planted fruitful vineyards.

But you won’t drink the wine they produce.

12I know how many crimes you have committed.

You have sinned far too much.

Among you are people who crush those who have done no wrong.

They accept money from people who want special favors.

They take away the rights of poor people in the courts.

13So those who are wise keep quiet in times like these.

That’s because the times are evil.

14Look to what is good, not to what is evil.

Then you will live.

And the Lord God who rules over all

will be with you,

just as you say he is.

15Hate evil and love good.

Do what is fair in the courts.

Perhaps the Lord God who rules over all

will have mercy on you.

After all, you are the only ones left

in the family line of Joseph.

16The Lord God rules over all. The Lord says,

“People will weep in all the streets.

They will be very sad in every market place.

Even farmers will be told to cry loudly.

People will mourn for the dead.

17Workers will cry in all the vineyards.

That’s because I will punish you,”

says the Lord.

The Day of the Lord Is Coming

18How terrible it will be for you

who long for the day of the Lord!

Why do you want it to come?

That day will be dark, not light.

19It will be like a man running away from a lion

only to meet a bear.

He enters his house and rests his hand on a wall

only to be bitten by a snake.

20The day of the Lord will be dark, not light.

It will be very black.

There won’t be a ray of sunlight anywhere.

21The Lord says,

“I hate your holy feasts.

I can’t stand them.

Your gatherings stink.

22You 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.

23Take the noise of your songs away!

I will not listen to the music of your harps.

24I 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?

26Yes. 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 those things for yourselves.

27So I will send you away

as prisoners beyond Damascus,”

says the Lord.

His name is God Who Rules Over All.