English Standard Version
Seek the Lord and Live
1Hear this word that I take up over you in lamentation, O house of Israel:
2“Fallen, no more to rise,
3For thus says the Lord God:
“The city that went out a thousand
4For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel:
“Seek me and live;
6Seek the Lord and live,
8He who made the Pleiades and Orion,
10They hate him who reproves in the gate,
14Seek good, and not evil,
16Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of hosts, the Lord:
“In all the squares there shall be wailing,
Let Justice Roll Down
18Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord!
21“I hate, I despise your feasts,
25“Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? 26You shall take up Sikkuth your king, and Kiyyun your star-god—your images that you made for yourselves, 27and I will send you into exile beyond Damascus,” says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.
a 7 Or to bitter fruit
b 11 Or you tax
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