The vineyard(A) of the Lord Almighty
    is the nation of Israel,
and the people of Judah
    are the vines he delighted in.
And he looked for justice,(B) but saw bloodshed;
    for righteousness,(C) but heard cries of distress.(D)

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13 I am bringing my righteousness(A) near,
    it is not far away;
    and my salvation(B) will not be delayed.
I will grant salvation to Zion,(C)
    my splendor(D) to Israel.

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14 So justice(A) is driven back,
    and righteousness(B) stands at a distance;
truth(C) has stumbled in the streets,
    honesty cannot enter.

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12 Do horses run on the rocky crags?
    Does one plow the sea[a] with oxen?
But you have turned justice into poison(A)
    and the fruit of righteousness(B) into bitterness(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 6:12 With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text plow there
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