Amos 5:15

 

עמוס ה:טו

Original Text:

שִׂנְאוּ רָע וְאֶהֱבוּ טוֹב וְהַצִּיגוּ בַשַּׁעַר מִשְׁפָּט אוּלַי יֶחֱנַן יְיָ אֱלֹהֵי צְבָאוֹת שְׁאֵרִית יוֹסֵף

Translation:

Hate evil and love good and establish justice in the gate; Perhaps Adonai, the God of Hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
[JPS translation]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Whose job is it to establish justice?
2. How is justice established?
3. What are the obstacles to establishing a just society?

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Comments on this Text

1. Do you think we should hate evil or work to change evil?
2. What does it mean to establish justice in the gate?
3. Do you think that hating evil and loving good helps to establish justice in the gate?