17 Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted(A) themselves to other gods(B) and worshiped them.(C) They quickly turned(D) from the ways of their ancestors, who had been obedient to the Lord’s commands.(E)

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I hate those who cling to worthless idols;(A)
    as for me, I trust in the Lord.(B)

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Blessed is the one(A)
    who trusts in the Lord,(B)
who does not look to the proud,(C)
    to those who turn aside to false gods.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 40:4 Or to lies

25 This is your lot,
    the portion(A) I have decreed for you,”
declares the Lord,
“because you have forgotten(B) me
    and trusted in false gods.(C)

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19 Lord, my strength and my fortress,
    my refuge(A) in time of distress,
to you the nations will come(B)
    from the ends of the earth and say,
“Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods,(C)
    worthless idols(D) that did them no good.(E)

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This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Judah,(A)
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because they have rejected the law(B) of the Lord
    and have not kept his decrees,(C)
because they have been led astray(D) by false gods,[a](E)
    the gods[b] their ancestors followed,(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 2:4 Or by lies
  2. Amos 2:4 Or lies

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