And they lie down upon clothes laid to pledge [a]by every altar: and they [b]drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their God.

Yet destroyed I the [c]Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks: notwithstanding I destroyed his fruit from above, and his root from beneath.

10 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite.

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  1. Amos 2:8 Thinking by these ceremonies, that is, by sacrificing, and being near mine altar, they may excuse all their other wickedness.
  2. Amos 2:8 They spoil others and offer thereof unto God, thinking that he will dispense with them, when he is made partaker of their iniquity.
  3. Amos 2:9 The destruction of their enemies and his mercy toward them, should have caused their hearts to melt for love toward him.

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