But you will have a son who will be a man of rest and I will give him rest from wars on every side. His name will be Solomon, and in his time I will give Israel peace and quiet 1 Chronicles 22.9
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Amos 5
Amos 6
Amos 7
Amos 8
Amos 9
Colossians 3.1->
Colossians 4.1-1

Amos 5


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Give ear to this word, my song of sorrow over you, O children of Israel.
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The virgin of Israel has been made low, never again to be lifted up: she is stretched out by herself on her land there is no one to put her on her feet again.
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For these are the words of the Lord God: The town which was able to send out a thousand, will have only a hundred and that which sent out a hundred, will have only ten, in Israel.
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For these are the words of the Lord to the children of Israel: Let your hearts be turned to me, so that you may have life:
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Do not be looking for help to Beth-el, and do not go to Gilgal, or make your way to Beer-sheba: for Gilgal will certainly be taken prisoner, and Beth-el will come to nothing.
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Go to the Lord for help so that you may have life for fear that he may come like fire bursting out in the family of Joseph, causing destruction, and there will be no one to put it out in Beth-el.
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You who make the work of judging a bitter thing, crushing down righteousness to the earth
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Go for help to him who makes Orion and the Pleiades, by whom the deep dark is turned into morning, who makes the day black with night whose voice goes out to the waters of the sea, sending them out over the face of the earth: the Lord is his name
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Who sends sudden destruction on the strong, so that destruction comes on the walled town.
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They have hate for him who makes protest against evil in the public place, and he whose words are upright is disgusting to them.
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So because the poor man is crushed under your feet, and you take taxes from him of grain: you have made for yourselves houses of cut stone, but you will not take your rest in them the fair vine-gardens planted by your hands will not give you wine.
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For I have seen how your evil-doing is increased and how strong are your sins, you troublers of the upright, who take rewards and do wrong to the cause of the poor in the public place.
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So the wise will say nothing in that time for it is an evil time.
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Go after good and not evil, so that life may be yours: and so the Lord, the God of armies, will be with you, as you say.
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Be haters of evil and lovers of good, and let right be done in the public place: it may be that the Lord, the God of armies, will have mercy on the rest of Joseph.
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So these are the words of the Lord, the God of armies, the Lord: There will be weeping in all the open spaces and in all the streets they will say, Sorrow! sorrow! and they will get in the farmer to the weeping, and the makers of sad songs to give cries of grief.
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In all the vine-gardens there will be cries of grief: for I will go through among you, says the Lord.
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Sorrow to you who are looking for the day of the Lord! what is the day of the Lord to you? it is dark and not light.
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As if a man, running away from a lion, came face to face with a bear or went into the house and put his hand on the wall and got a bite from a snake.
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Will not the day of the Lord be dark and not light? even very dark, with no light shining in it?
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Your feasts are disgusting to me, I will have nothing to do with them I will take no delight in your holy meetings.
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Even if you give me your burned offerings and your meal offerings, I will not take pleasure in them: I will have nothing to do with the peace-offerings of your fat beasts.
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Take away from me the noise of your songs my ears are shut to the melody of your instruments.
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But let the right go rolling on like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
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Did you come to me with offerings of beasts and meal offerings in the waste land for forty years, O Israel?
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Truly, you will take up Saccuth your king and Kaiwan your images, the star of your god, which you made for yourselves.
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And I will send you away as prisoners farther than Damascus, says the Lord, whose name is the God of armies.

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Amos 6


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Sorrow to those who are resting in comfort in Zion, and to those who have no fear of danger in the mountain of Samaria, the noted men of the chief of the nations, to whom the people of Israel come!
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Go on to Calneh and see and from there go to Hamath the great then go down to Gath of the Philistines: are you better than these kingdoms? or is your land wider than theirs?
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You who put far away the evil day, causing the rule of the violent to come near
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Who are resting on beds of ivory, stretched out on soft seats, feasting on lambs from the flock and young oxen from the cattle-house
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Making foolish songs to the sound of corded instruments, and designing for themselves instruments of music, like David
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Drinking wine in basins, rubbing themselves with the best oils but they have no grief for the destruction of Joseph.
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So now they will go away prisoners with the first of those who are made prisoners, and the loud cry of those who were stretched out will come to an end.
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The Lord God has taken an oath by himself, says the Lord, the God of armies: the pride of Jacob is disgusting to me, and I have hate for his great houses: so I will give up the town with everything in it.
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Then it will come about that if there are still ten men in a house, death will overtake them.
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And when a man's relation, even the one who is responsible for burning his body, lifting him up to take his bones out of the house, says to him who is in the inmost part of the house, Is there still anyone with you? and he says, No then he will say, Keep quiet, for the name of the Lord may not be named.
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For see, at the order of the Lord the great house will be full of cracks and the little house will be broken.
12
Is it possible for horses to go running on the rock? may the sea be ploughed with oxen? for the right to be turned by you into poison, and the fruit of righteousness into a bitter plant?
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You whose joy is in a thing of no value, who say, Have we not taken for ourselves horns by the strength which is ours?
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For see, I will send against you a nation, O Israel, says the Lord, the God of armies, ruling you cruelly from the way into Hamath as far as the stream of the Arabah.

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Amos 7


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This is what the Lord God let me see: and I saw that, when the growth of the late grass was starting, he made locusts it was the late growth after the king's cutting was done.
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And it came about that after they had taken all the grass of the land, I said, O Lord God, have mercy: how will Jacob be able to keep his place? for he is small.
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The Lord, changing his purpose about this, said, It will not be.
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This is what the Lord let me see: and I saw that the Lord God sent for a great fire to be the instrument of his punishment and, after burning up the great deep, it was about to put an end to the Lord's heritage.
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Then said I, O Lord God, let there be an end: how will Jacob be able to keep his place? for he is small.
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The Lord, changing his purpose about this, said, And this will not be.
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This is what he let me see: and I saw the Lord stationed by a wall made straight by a weighted line, and he had a weighted line in his hand.
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And the Lord said to me, Amos, what do you see? And I said, A weighted line. Then the Lord said, See, I will let down a weighted line among my people Israel never again will my eyes be shut to their sin:
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And the high places of Isaac will be unpeopled, and the holy places of Israel will be made waste and I will come up against the family of Jeroboam with the sword.
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Then Amaziah, the priest of Beth-el, sent to Jeroboam, king of Israel, saying, Amos has made designs against you among the people of Israel: the land is troubled by his words.
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For Amos has said, Jeroboam will be put to the sword, and Israel will certainly be taken away as a prisoner out of his land.
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And Amaziah said to Amos, O seer, go in flight into the land of Judah, and there get your living by working as a prophet:
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But be a prophet no longer at Beth-el: for it is the holy place of the king, and the king's house.
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Then Amos in answer said to Amaziah, I am no prophet, or one of the sons of the prophets I am a herdman and one who takes care of sycamore-trees:
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And the Lord took me from the flock, and the Lord said to me, Go, be a prophet to my people Israel.
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Now then, give ear to the word of the Lord: You say, Be no prophet to Israel, and say not a word against the people of Isaac.
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So this is what the Lord has said: Your wife will be a loose woman in the town, and your sons and your daughters will be put to the sword, and your land will be cut up into parts by a line and you yourself will come to your end in an unclean land, and Israel will certainly be taken away a prisoner out of his land.

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Amos 8


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This is what the Lord God let me see: and I saw a basket of summer fruit.
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And he said, Amos, what do you see? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then the Lord said to me, The end has come to my people Israel never again will my eyes be shut to their sin.
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And the songs of the king's house will be cries of pain in that day, says the Lord God: great will be the number of the dead bodies, and everywhere they will put them out without a word.
4
Give ear to this, you who are crushing the poor, and whose purpose is to put an end to those who are in need in the land,
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Saying, When will the new moon be gone, so that we may do trade in grain? and the Sabbath, so that we may put out in the market the produce of our fields? making the measure small and the price great, and trading falsely with scales of deceit
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Getting the poor for silver, and him who is in need for the price of two shoes, and taking a price for the waste parts of the grain.
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The Lord has taken an oath by the pride of Jacob, Truly I will ever keep in mind all their works.
8
Will not the land be shaking with fear because of this, and everyone in it have sorrow? and all of it will be overflowing like the River and it will be troubled and go down again like the River of Egypt.
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And it will come about in that day, says the Lord God, that I will make the sun go down in the middle of the day, and I will make the earth dark in daylight:
10
Your feasts will be turned into sorrow and all your melody into songs of grief everyone will be clothed with haircloth, and the hair of every head will be cut I will make the weeping like that for an only son, and the end of it like a bitter day.
11
See, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send times of great need on the land, not need of food or desire for water, but for hearing the words of the Lord.
12
And they will go wandering from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, running here and there in search of the word of the Lord, and they will not get it.
13
In that day the fair virgins and the young men will be feeble from need of water.
14
Those who make their oaths by the sin of Samaria and say, By the life of your God, O Dan and, By the living way of Beer-sheba even they will go down, never again to be lifted up.

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Amos 9


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I saw the Lord stationed by the side of the altar, giving blows to the tops of the pillars so that the doorsteps were shaking: and he said, I will let all of them be broken with earth-shocks I will put the last of them to the sword: if any one of them goes in flight he will not get away, not one of them will be safe.
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Even if they go deep into the underworld, my hand will take them up from there if they go up to heaven, I will get them down:
3
Though they take cover on the top of Carmel, I will go in search of them and get them out though they keep themselves from my eyes in the bed of the sea, I will give orders to the great snake there and he will give them a bite:
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And though they are taken away as prisoners by their attackers, even there will I give orders to the sword to put them to death: my eyes will be fixed on them for evil and not for good.
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For the Lord, the God of armies, is he at whose touch the land is turned to water, and everyone in it will be given up to sorrow all of it will be overflowing like the River, and will go down again like the River of Egypt
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It is he who makes his rooms in the heaven, basing his arch on the earth whose voice goes out to the waters of the sea, and sends them flowing over the face of the earth the Lord is his name.
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Are you not as the children of the Ethiopians to me, O children of Israel? says the Lord. Have I not taken Israel up out of the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Aramaeans from Kir?
8
See, the eyes of the Lord are on the evil kingdom, and I will put an end to it in all the earth but I will not send complete destruction on Jacob, says the Lord.
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For see, I will give orders, and I will have Israel moved about among all the nations, as grain is moved about by the shaking of the tray, but not the smallest seed will be dropped on the earth.
10
All those sinners among my people will be put to the sword who say, Evil will not overtake us or come face to face with us.
11
In that day I will put up the tent of David which has come down, and make good its broken places and I will put up again his damaged walls, building it up as in the past
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So that the rest of Edom may be their heritage, and all the nations who have been named by my name, says the Lord, who is doing this.
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See, the days will come, says the Lord, when the ploughman will overtake him who is cutting the grain, and the crusher of the grapes him who is planting seed and sweet wine will be dropping from the mountains, and the hills will be turned into streams of wine.
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And I will let the fate of my people Israel be changed, and they will be building up again the waste towns and living in them they will again be planting vine-gardens and taking the wine for their drink and they will make gardens and get the fruit of them.
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And I will have them planted in their land, and never again will they be uprooted from their land which I have given them, says the Lord your God.

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Colossians 3

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If then you have a new life with Christ, give your attention to the things of heaven, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
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Keep your mind on the higher things, not on the things of earth.
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For your life on earth is done, and you have a secret life with Christ in God.
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At the coming of Christ who is our life, you will be seen with him in glory.
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Then put to death your bodies which are of the earth wrong use of the flesh, unclean things, passion, evil desires and envy, which is the worship of strange gods
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Because of which the wrath of God comes on those who go against his orders
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Among whom you were living in the past, when you did such things.
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But now it is right for you to put away all these things wrath, passion, bad feeling, curses, unclean talk
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Do not make false statements to one another because you have put away the old man with all his doings,
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And have put on the new man, which has become new in knowledge after the image of his maker
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Where there is no Greek or Jew, no one with circumcision or without circumcision, no division between nations, no servant or free man: but Christ is all and in all.
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As saints of God, then, holy and dearly loved, let your behaviour be marked by pity and mercy, kind feeling, a low opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, and a power of undergoing all things
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Being gentle to one another and having forgiveness for one another, if anyone has done wrong to his brother, even as the Lord had forgiveness for you:
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And more than all, have love the only way in which you may be completely joined together.
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And let the peace of Christ be ruling in your hearts, as it was the purpose of God for you to be one body and give praise to God at all times.
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Let the word of Christ be in you in all wealth of wisdom teaching and helping one another with songs of praise and holy words, making melody to God with grace in your hearts.
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And whatever you do, in word or in act, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving praise to God the Father through him.
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Wives, be under the authority of your husbands, as is right in the Lord.
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Husbands, have love for your wives, and be not bitter against them.
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Children, do the orders of your fathers and mothers in all things, for this is pleasing to the Lord.
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Fathers, do not be hard on your children, so that their spirit may not be broken.
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Servants, in all things do the orders of your natural masters not only when their eyes are on you, as pleasers of men, but with all your heart, fearing the Lord:
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Whatever you do, do it readily, as to the Lord and not to men
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Being certain that the Lord will give you the reward of the heritage: for you are the servants of the Lord Christ.
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For the wrongdoer will have punishment for the wrong he has done, without respect for any man's position.

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Colossians 4

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Masters, give your servants what is right and equal, conscious that you have a Master in heaven.

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