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Hear this, you who [a]swallow up the needy,
And make the poor of the land fail,

Saying:

“When will the New Moon be past,
That we may sell grain?
And (A)the Sabbath,
That we may [b]trade wheat?
(B)Making the ephah small and the shekel large,
Falsifying the scales by (C)deceit,
That we may buy the poor for (D)silver,
And the needy for a pair of sandals—
Even sell the bad wheat?”

The Lord has sworn by (E)the pride of Jacob:
“Surely (F)I will never forget any of their works.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 8:4 Or trample on, Amos 2:7
  2. Amos 8:5 Lit. open

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