1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
5:1 ¶ Hear ye this word which I take up for a lamentation over you, O house of Israel.
5:2 The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is cast down upon her land; there is none to raise her up.
5:5 but seek not Beth-el, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beer-sheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Beth-el shall come to nought.
5:7 Ye who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,
5:8 [seek him] that maketh the Pleiades and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night; that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth (Jehovah is his name);
5:9 that bringeth sudden destruction upon the strong, so that destruction cometh upon the fortress.
5:10 They hate him that reproveth in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.
5:11 Forasmuch therefore as ye trample upon the poor, and take exactions from him of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink the wine thereof.
5:12 For I know how manifold are your transgressions, and how mighty are your sins -- ye that afflict the just, that take a bribe, and that turn aside the needy in the gate [from their right].
5:13 Therefore he that is prudent shall keep silence in such a time; for it is an evil time.
5:16 Therefore thus saith Jehovah, the God of hosts, the Lord: Wailing shall be in all the broad ways; and they shall say in all the streets, Alas! Alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful in lamentation to wailing.
5:19 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.
5:21 ¶ I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
5:22 Yea, though ye offer me your burnt-offerings and meal-offerings, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the peace-offerings of your fat beasts.
5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
5:24 But let justice roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
5:25 Did ye bring unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
5:26 Yea, ye have borne the tabernacle of your king and the shrine of your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
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