Amos 5:21
New International Version
"I hate, I despise your religious festivals; your assemblies are a stench to me.

New Living Translation
“I hate all your show and pretense— the hypocrisy of your religious festivals and solemn assemblies.

English Standard Version
“I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.

Berean Study Bible
“I hate, I despise your feasts! I cannot stand the stench of your solemn assemblies.

King James Bible
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.

New King James Version
“I hate, I despise your feast days, And I do not savor your sacred assemblies.

New American Standard Bible
“I hate, I reject your festivals, Nor do I delight in your festive assemblies.

NASB 1995
"I hate, I reject your festivals, Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies.

NASB 1977
“I hate, I reject your festivals, Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies.

Amplified Bible
“I hate, I despise and reject your [sacred] feasts, And I do not take delight in your solemn assemblies.

Christian Standard Bible
I hate, I despise, your feasts! I can’t stand the stench of your solemn assemblies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I hate, I despise your feasts! I can't stand the stench of your solemn assemblies.

American Standard Version
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will take no delight in your solemn assemblies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have hated and I have despised your feasts and I will not smell your Feast of Pentecost

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I hate, I reject your feasts, and I will not smell your meat-offerings in your general assemblies.

Contemporary English Version
I, the LORD, hate and despise your religious celebrations and your times of worship.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I hate, and have rejected your festivities: and I will not receive the odour of your assemblies.

English Revised Version
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will take no delight in your solemn assemblies.

Good News Translation
The LORD says, "I hate your religious festivals; I cannot stand them!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I hate your festivals; I despise them. I'm not pleased with your religious assemblies.

International Standard Version
"I hate—I despise—your festival days, and your solemn convocations stink.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I hate, I despise your feasts, And I will take no delight in your solemn assemblies.

Literal Standard Version
“I have hated—I have loathed your festivals, "" And I am not refreshed by your restraints.

NET Bible
"I absolutely despise your festivals! I get no pleasure from your religious assemblies!

New Heart English Bible
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I can't stand your solemn assemblies.

World English Bible
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I can't stand your solemn assemblies.

Young's Literal Translation
I have hated -- I have loathed your festivals, And I am not refreshed by your restraints.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Day of the LORD
20Will not the Day of the LORD be darkness and not light, even gloom with no brightness in it? 21“I hate, I despise your feasts! I cannot stand the stench of your solemn assemblies. 22Even though you offer Me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; for your peace offerings of fattened cattle I will have no regard.…

Cross References
Leviticus 26:31
I will reduce your cities to rubble and lay waste your sanctuaries, and I will refuse to smell the pleasing aroma of your sacrifices.

Isaiah 1:11
"What good to Me is your multitude of sacrifices?" says the LORD. "I am full from the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed cattle; I take no delight in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.

Isaiah 66:3
Whoever slaughters an ox is like one who slays a man; whoever sacrifices a lamb is like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever presents a grain offering is like one who offers pig's blood; whoever offers frankincense is like one who blesses an idol. Indeed, they have chosen their own ways and delighted in their abominations.

Jeremiah 14:12
Although they may fast, I will not listen to their cry; although they may offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Instead, I will finish them off by sword and famine and plague."

Ezekiel 23:18
When Oholibah openly prostituted herself and exposed her nakedness, I turned away from her in disgust, just as I had turned away from her sister.

Hosea 2:11
I will put an end to all her exultation: her feasts, New Moons, and Sabbaths--all her appointed feasts.

Hosea 5:6
They go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD, but they do not find Him; He has withdrawn Himself from them.

Amos 4:4
"Go to Bethel and transgress; rebel even more at Gilgal! Bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three days.

Amos 4:5
Offer leavened bread as a thank offering, and loudly proclaim your freewill offerings. For that is what you children of Israel love to do," declares the Lord GOD.

Amos 6:8
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself--the LORD, the God of Hosts, has declared: "I abhor Jacob's pride and detest his citadels, so I will deliver up the city and everything in it."

Amos 8:10
I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation. I will cause everyone to wear sackcloth and every head to be shaved. I will make it like a time of mourning for an only son, and its outcome like a bitter day.


Treasury of Scripture

I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.

hate.

Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 21:27
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

Proverbs 28:9
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

I will.

Genesis 8:21
And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

Leviticus 26:31
And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.

Ephesians 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

smell in your solemn assemblies.









(21, 22) These verses closely resemble the condemnation which Isaiah pronounces (Amos 1:10-15) upon mere ritual, however punctilious, mere profession of orthodoxy, however exacting, which was not accompanied by righteousness and mercy, and was not the expression of inward penitence and purity.

Will not smell in your . . .--A strong expression for "I take no delight in them." That Baal worship, as well as the worship of the true God, was characterised by similar offerings and sacrificial terms is indicated by a Ph?nician tablet inscribed with a code of sacrificial dues, discovered at Marseilles. The word rendered peace offering should be translated as in the margin. The word for "meat offering" is better interpreted "meal offerings," since it consisted of vegetable products used in food, meal, oil, cakes, &c.

Verse 21. - Outward, formal worship will not avert the threatened danger or secure the favour of God in the day of visitation. Your feast days (chaggim); your feasts; your counterfeit worship, the worship of the true God under an idol symbol (compare God's repudiation of merely formal worship in Isaiah 1:11-15). I will not smell; οὐ μὴ ἀσφρανθῶ θυσίας (Septuagint). No sweet savour ascends to God from such sacrifices; so the phrase is equivalent to "I will not accept," "I will take no delight in" (comp.. Genesis 8:21; Exodus 29:18; Leviticus 26:31). Solemn assemblies; πανηγύρεσιν (Septuagint); atsaroth; the convocations for the keeping of the great festivals.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I hate,
שָׂנֵ֥אתִי (śā·nê·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8130: To hate

I despise
מָאַ֖סְתִּי (mā·’as·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3988: To spurn, to disappear

your feasts!
חַגֵּיכֶ֑ם (ḥag·gê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 2282: A festival gathering, feast, pilgrim feast

I cannot
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

stand the stench
אָרִ֖יחַ (’ā·rî·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7306: Accept, smell, touch, make of quick understanding

of your solemn assemblies.
בְּעַצְּרֹֽתֵיכֶֽם׃ (bə·‘aṣ·ṣə·rō·ṯê·ḵem)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 6116: An assembly, on a, festival, holiday


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