Now then, why do you try to test God by putting a yoke on the necks of the disciples, such as neither our forefathers nor we [ourselves] were able to endure?
As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who employ and send him.
If I say, I will not make mention of [the Lord] or speak any more in His name, in my mind and heart it is as if there were a burning fire shut up in my bones. And I am weary of enduring and holding it in; I cannot [contain it any longer].
The Lord could no longer endure the evil of your doings and the abominations which you have committed; because of them therefore has your land become a desolation and an [astonishing] waste and a curse, without inhabitants, as it is this day.
Then Amaziah the priest of [the golden calf shrine at] Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words.
For they could not bear the command that was given: If even a wild animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death.
Truly I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
I tell you, it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that town.
But I tell you, it shall be more endurable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.
I tell you [further], it shall be more endurable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
However, it shall be more tolerable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.