Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24
The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa, which
he saw concerning Israel in the days of King Uzziah of Judah and in
the days of King Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel, two years before the
earthquake. 2And he said: The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice
from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds wither, and the top of
Carmel dries up.
14Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of
hosts, will be with you, just as you have said. 15Hate evil and love good,
and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of
hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
21I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn
assemblies. 22Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain
offerings, I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being of your
fatted animals I will not look upon. 23Take away from me the noise of
your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. 24But let justice
roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everflowing stream.
Reader: Word of God. Word of life.