Charity, Christianity, Religion

The Day of the LORD Brings Darkness


Amos

16 Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, says thus: Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the farmer to mourning, and such as are skilful in lamentation to wailing.

17 And in all vineyards shall be wailing: for I will pass through you, says the LORD.

18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not take delight in your solemn assemblies.

22 Though you offer me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fatted beasts.

23 Take away from me the noise of your songs; for I will not hear the melody of your harps.

24 But let justice run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

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

26 But you have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch, and Chiun your star god, your images, which you made for yourselves.

27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, says the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

 

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