Now therefore why tempt ye God, putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those that send him.
And I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But he was in my heart as a burning fire and within my bones; I tried to forbear, and I could not.
So that the LORD could no longer bear because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation and an astonishment and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.
Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos has conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words.
(for they could not endure that which was commanded, and if so much as a beast should touch the mountain, it shall be stoned or thrust through with a dart:
Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of those of Sodom and those of Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
But I say unto you that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.
Therefore I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for thee.
But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment than for you.
Therefore it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.