Amos 5:14-15 International Children’s Bible 14 Try to do good, not evil. Then you will live. And the Lord God of heaven’s armies will be with you just as you say he is. 15 Hate evil and love good. Be fair in the courts. Maybe the Lord God of heaven’s armies will be kind to the people of Joseph who are left alive.
Amos 5:18-27 International Children’s Bible The Lord’s Day of Judging 18 How terrible it will be for you who want the Lord’s day of judging to come. Why do you want that day to come? It will bring darkness for you, not light. 19 It will be like a man who runs from a lion and meets a bear. It will be like him going into his house and putting his hand on the wall. And then a snake bites him. 20 So the Lord’s day of judging will bring darkness, not light. It will be a time of sadness, not joy.
21 The Lord says, “I hate and reject your feasts. I cannot stand your religious meetings. 22 You offer me burnt offerings and grain offerings. But I won’t accept them. You bring the best fellowship offerings. But I will ignore them. 23 Take the noise of your songs away from here! I won’t listen to the music of your harps. 24 But let justice flow like a river. Let goodness flow like a never-ending stream.
25 “People of Israel, you did not bring me sacrifices and offerings while you traveled in the desert for 40 years. 26 But now you will have to carry with you your king, the false god Sakkuth, and Kaiwan your idol and the idols of your other star gods you have made. 27 This is because I will send you away as captives beyond Damascus,” says the Lord. His name is God of heaven’s armies.