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Those who trample the heads of the powerless into the dust of the ground and turn aside the way of the destitute, a man and his father have sexual relations with[a] the same girl, so that they profane my holy name. They stretch themselves out beside every altar on clothing taken in pledge and they drink wine, bought with fines imposed,[b] in the house of their God. Yet I destroyed the Amorite before them,[c] who was as tall as[d] cedars and was as strong as the oaks. I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 2:7 Literally “go to”
  2. Amos 2:8 Literally “imposing a fine”
  3. Amos 2:9 Literally “from the face of them”
  4. Amos 2:9 Literally “whose height was as the height of”

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