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Amos 6:12Wrench

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Horses run on the craggy ruins of tall fortresses.
People plow with oxen [over the once great city].
[Why?] She turned justice into poison.
She corrupted the fruit of righteousness into toxic hemlock [and wormwood].

Punishment

Note: Wormwood [Russian: Chernobyl] is a reference to the horror of radioactive chemical waste, probably the ultimate example of mankind's destruction of the earth in his vain search for self-made-power.
Look up โ€˜Fukishimaโ€™.



Other English Bible translations of Amos 6:12:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNDo horses run on rock? Does one plow there with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into bitter wormwood.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRDo horses run on the rocky crags? Does one plow there with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness--
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNHorses don't run on rocky ground. People don't plow there with oxen. But you have turned fair treatment into poison. You have turned the fruit of right living into bitterness.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNCan horses gallop over rocks? Can oxen be used to plow rocks? Stupid even to ask--but that's how stupid you are when you turn justice into poison and make bitter the sweet fruit of righteousness.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNDo horses run on rocks? Does one plow the sea with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood-
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNDo you hold a horse race in a field of rocks? Do you plow the sea with oxen? You'd cripple the horses and drown the oxen. And yet you've made a shambles of justice, a bloated corpse of righteousness,
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNDo horses gallop on rocks? Does anyone plow the sea with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison, and right into wrong.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNDo horses run on rocks? Or does one plow them with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,
King James Version (unedited)KJVShall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
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