Amos 6:12
Good News Translation
Do horses gallop on rocks? Does anyone plow the sea with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison, and right into wrong.

Contemporary English Version
Horses can't gallop on rocks; oceans can't be plowed. But you have turned justice and fairness into bitter poison.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For behold the Lord hath commanded, and he will strike the greater house with breaches, and the lesser house with clefts.

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For behold the Lord hath commanded, and he will strike the greater house with breaches, and the lesser house with clefts.

horses.

Isaiah 48:4 For I knew that thou art stubborn, and thy neck is as an iron sinew, and thy forehead as brass.

Jeremiah 5:3 O Lord, thy eyes are upon truth: thou hast struck them, and they have not grieved: thou hast bruised them, and they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than the rock, and they have refused to return.

Jeremiah 6:29,30 The bellows have failed, the lead is consumed in the fire, the founder hath melted in vain: for their wicked deeds are not consumed. . . .

Zechariah 7:11,12 But they would not hearken, and they turned away the shoulder to depart: and they stopped their ears, not to hear. . . .

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Amos 5:7,11,12 You that turn judgment into wormwood, and forsake justice in the land, . . .

1 Kings 21:7-13 Then Jezabel, his wife, said to him. Thou art of great authority indeed, and governest well the kingdom of Israel. Arise, and eat bread, and be of good cheer; I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth, the Jezrahelite. . . .

Psalm 94:20,21 Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment? . . .

Isaiah 59:13,14 In sinning and lying against the Lord: and we have turned away so that we went not after our God, but spoke calumny and transgression: we have conceived, and uttered from the heart, words of falsehood. . . .

Hosea 10:4,13 You speak words of an unprofitable vision, and you shall make a covenant: and judgment shall spring up as bitterness in the furrows of the field. . . .

Micah 7:3 The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.

Habakkuk 1:3,4 Why hast thou shewn me iniquity and grievance, to see rapine and injustice before me? and there is a judgment, but opposition is more powerful. . . .

Acts 7:51,52 You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also. . . .

Context
The Pride of Israel
11And he shall answer: There is an end. And he shall say to him: Hold thy peace, and mention not the name of the Lord. 12For behold the Lord hath commanded, and he will strike the greater house with breaches, and the lesser house with clefts.13Can horses run upon the rocks, or can any one plough with buffles? for you have turned judgment into bitterness, and the fruit of justice into wormwood.…
Cross References
James 3:18
And the fruit of justice is sown in peace, to them that make peace.

1 Kings 21:7
Then Jezabel, his wife, said to him. Thou art of great authority indeed, and governest well the kingdom of Israel. Arise, and eat bread, and be of good cheer; I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth, the Jezrahelite.

Isaiah 59:13
In sinning and lying against the Lord: and we have turned away so that we went not after our God, but spoke calumny and transgression: we have conceived, and uttered from the heart, words of falsehood.

Isaiah 59:14
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice hath stood far off: because truth hath fallen down in the street, and equity could not come in.

Hosea 10:4
You speak words of an unprofitable vision, and you shall make a covenant: and judgment shall spring up as bitterness in the furrows of the field.

Amos 2:3
And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all his princes with him, saith the Lord.

Amos 3:10
And they have not known to do the right thing, saith the Lord, storing up iniquity, and robberies in their houses.

Amos 5:7
You that turn judgment into wormwood, and forsake justice in the land,

Amos 5:11
Therefore because you robbed the poor, and took the choice prey from him: you shall build houses with square stone, and shall not dwell in them: you shall plant most delightful vineyards, and shall not drink the wine of them.

Additional Translations
“Do horses gallop on the cliffs? Does one plow the sea with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood—Shall horses run on the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for you have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:

Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? that ye have turned justice into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood;

Will horses run upon rocks? will they refrain from neighing at mares? for ye have turned judgment into poison, and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness:

Shall horses run upon the rock? will [men] plough [thereon] with oxen? For ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,

Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? that ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood:

Shall 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:

Do 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;

Do horses run on a rock? Doth one plough it with oxen? For ye have turned to gall judgment, And the fruit of righteousness to wormwood.
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