Amos 5:14

 

עמוס פרק ה:יד

Original Text:

) דִּרְשׁוּ טוֹב וְאַל רָע לְמַעַן תִּחְיוּ וִיהִי כֵן יְקֹוָק אֱלֹהֵי צְבָאוֹת אִתְּכֶם כַּאֲשֶׁר אֲמַרְתֶּם:

Translation:

Seek good and not evil that you may live and that the Lord, the God of Hosts, may truly be with you. [JPS translation]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. According to this text, why should we seek good instead of evil? Does this reasoning surprise you?
2. How does this text connect to your own idea of good and evil? What about your sense of reality - do those who choose good live, and those who choose evil perish? How can we reconcile this apparent contradiction?

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