Woe to you who long for the day of the Lord! Why do you long for the day of the Lord? That day will be darkness, no light.
It will be as thought a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear. As though he enter his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him. Will not the day of the Lord be darkness, not light- pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?
I hate, I despisevyour religious feasts; I can not stand your assemblies . Even though you bring me burnt offerings and gain offerings , I will not accept them , though you bring me choice fellowship offerings I will have no regard for them. Away with the noise of your songs! I Bill not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!.
Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings fourth years in the desert, o house of Israel? You have lifted up the shrine of your king , the pedestal of your idols, the star of your God, which you made for yourselves.