But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Amos was a prophet to the Northern Kingdom during its time of great prosperity. All the wealth of the kingdom, however, stayed in the hand of only a powerful few, and that was what Amos railed against with all his might. In chapter 5, Amos warned the people of Israel that they would build nice houses, but not live in them, and plant wonderful vineyards but not drink their wine. God hated their religious festivals and offerings and warned them to fear and not long for Judgment Day. Why? Because they didnt practice justice.
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