“These who [a]pant after the very dust of the earth on the head of the (A)helpless
Also (B)turn aside the way of the humble;
And a (C)man and his father [b]resort to the same [c]girl
In order to profane My holy name.
“On garments (D)taken as pledges they stretch out beside (E)every altar,
And in the house of their God they (F)drink the wine of those who have been fined.

“Yet it was I who destroyed the (G)Amorite before them,
[d]Though his (H)height was like the height of cedars
And he was strong as the oaks;
I even destroyed his (I)fruit above and his root below.

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  1. Amos 2:7 Or trample or, snap at the head of the helpless on the dust
  2. Amos 2:7 Lit go
  3. Amos 2:7 Possibly a harlot, or a temple prostitute
  4. Amos 2:9 Lit Whose height