Amos 5:24
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New International Version
But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

New Living Translation
Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, an endless river of righteous living.

English Standard Version
But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

New American Standard Bible
"But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

King James Bible
But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But let justice flow like water, and righteousness, like an unfailing stream."

International Standard Version
"But let justice roll on like many waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing river.

NET Bible
Justice must flow like torrents of water, righteous actions like a stream that never dries up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But let justice flow like a river and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But let justice well up as waters, And righteousness as a mighty stream.

New American Standard 1977
“But let justice roll down like waters
            And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

King James 2000 Bible
But let justice run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

American King James Version
But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

American Standard Version
But let justice roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But judgment shall be revealed as water, and justice as a mighty torrent.

Darby Bible Translation
but let judgment roll down as waters, and righteousness as an ever-flowing stream.

English Revised Version
But let judgment roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Webster's Bible Translation
But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

World English Bible
But let justice roll on like rivers, and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Young's Literal Translation
And roll on as waters doth judgment, And righteousness as a perennial stream.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:18-27 Woe unto those that desire the day of the Lord's judgments, that wish for times of war and confusion; as some who long for changes, hoping to rise upon the ruins of their country! but this should be so great a desolation, that nobody could gain by it. The day of the Lord will be a dark, dismal, gloomy day to all impenitent sinners. When God makes a day dark, all the world cannot make it light. Those who are not reformed by the judgments of God, will be pursued by them; if they escape one, another stands ready to seize them. A pretence of piety is double iniquity, and so it will be found. The people of Israel copied the crimes of their forefathers. The law of worshipping the Lord our God, is, Him only we must serve. Professors thrive so little, because they have little or no communion with God in their duties. They were led captive by Satan into idolatry, therefore God caused them to go into captivity among idolaters.
Study Bible
The Coming Judgment
23"Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps. 24"But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. 25"Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel?…
Cross References
Isaiah 48:18
"If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

Jeremiah 22:3
Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Ezekiel 45:9
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Enough, you princes of Israel; put away violence and destruction, and practice justice and righteousness. Stop your expropriations from My people," declares the Lord GOD.

Amos 5:23
"Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.

Micah 6:8
He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
Treasury of Scripture

But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

let.

Amos 5:7,14,15 You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth…

Job 29:12-17 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and …

Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God …

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require …

Mark 12:32-34 And the scribe said to him, Well, Master, you have said the truth: …

run. Heb. roll.

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