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Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

5:14 that ye may live. Amos 5:14-15 comprises the two middle verses of the book of Amos. Their succinct message (“seek good, not evil” and “hate evil, love good”) is the central theme of the book. If obeyed, they would “live,” the Lord would be with them and be gracious to them.

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