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| Book of Amos|
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- Amos 5:16-20 [ Verse 16 in Original: Hebrew / Greek ]
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- 16 Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, the Lord, "There is wailing R162 in all the plazas, And in all the streets they say, `Alas! Alas!' They also call the farmer R163 to mourning And professional R164 F60 mourners to lamentation. 17 "And in all the vineyards R165 there is wailing, Because I will pass through the midst of you," says the LORD. 18 Alas, you who are longing for the day R166 of the LORD, For what purpose will the day of the LORD be to you? It will be darkness R167 and not light; 19 As when a man flees R168 from a lion And a bear meets him, Or F61 goes home, leans his hand against the wall And a snake bites him. 20 Will not the day of the LORD be darkness R169 instead of light, Even gloom with no brightness in it?
F60 Lit those who know lamentation
F61 Or Then
R162 Jeremiah 9:10,18-20; Amos 8:3
R163 Joel 1:11
R164 2 Chronicles 35:25; Jeremiah 9:17
R165 Isaiah 16:10; Jeremiah 48:33
R166 Isaiah 5:19; Jeremiah 30:7; Joel 1:15;
R167 Isaiah 5:30; Joel 2:2
R168 Job 20:24; Isaiah 24:17,18; Jeremiah 15:2,3; 48:44
R169 Isaiah 13:10; Zephaniah 1:15
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