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They [a]pant after the dust of the earth which is on the head of the poor,
And (A)pervert the way of the humble.
(B)A man and his father go in to the same girl,
(C)To defile My holy name.
They lie down (D)by every altar on clothes (E)taken in pledge,
And drink the wine of [b]the condemned in the house of their god.

“Yet it was I who destroyed the (F)Amorite before them,
Whose height was like the (G)height of the cedars,
And he was as strong as the oaks;
Yet I (H)destroyed his fruit above
And his roots beneath.

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  1. Amos 2:7 Or trample on
  2. Amos 2:8 Or those punished by fines

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