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They trample the head of the poor
    into the dust of the earth
and thwart the way of the humble.
A man and his father go to the same girl,[a]
    to profane My holy Name.
Upon garments taken in pledge
    they stretch out beside every altar,
and drink wine confiscated as fines
    in the house of their gods.

“I destroyed the Amorite before them,
whose height was like cedars
    and as strong as oaks—
    yes, I destroyed his fruit from above
    and his roots from beneath.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 2:7 Or, pagan temple prostitute.

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