The Sovereign Lord never does anything without revealing his pans to his servants, the prophets.
(Amos 3:7, Good News Bible)
When the Sovereign Lord speaks, who can keep from proclaiming his message?
(Amos 3:8, Good News Bible)
Prepare to meet your God.
Seek me and live.
Come to me and you will live.
(Amos 5:4, Good News Bible)
You are doomed, you that twist justice and cheat people out of their rights!
(Amos 5:7, Good News Bible)
Seek good, not evil.
Make it your aim to do what is right, not what is evil, so that you may live.
(Amos 5:14, Good News Bible)
Hate evil, love good.
The day of the Lord will bring darkness and not light; it will be a day of gloom, without any brightness.
(Amos 5:20, Good News Bible)
I hate your show and pretense - your hypocrisy of ‘honoring’ me with your religious feasts and solemn assemblies.
(Amos 5:21, Living Bible)
Let justice flow like a stream, and righteousness like a river that never goes dry.
(Amos 5:24, Good News Bible)
You refuse to admit that a day of disaster is coming, but what you do only brings that day closer.
You have turned justice into poison, and right into wrong.
(Amos 6:12, Good News Bible)
My people are like a wall that is out of line.
(Amos 7:8, Good News Bible)
The time is coming when I will send famine on the land. People will be hungry, but not for bread; they will be thirsty, but not for water. They will hunger and thirst for a message from the Lord.
(Amos 8:11, Good News Bible)
“The days are coming,” says the Lord,
“when grain will grow faster
than it can be harvested,
and grapes will grow faster
than the wine can be made.
The mountains will drip with sweet wine,
and the hills will flow with it.
I will bring my people back to their land.
They will rebuild their ruined cities and live there;
they will plant vineyards and d rink the wine;
they will plant gardens and eat what they grow.
I will plant my people on the land I gave them,
and they will not be pulled up again.”
The Lord your God has spoken.
(Amos 9:13-15, Good News Bible)