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Amos 5:11-13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 Therefore because you [a]impose heavy rent on the poor
And exact a tribute of grain from them,
Though you have built houses of well-hewn stone,
Yet you will not live in them;
You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will not drink their wine.
12 For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great,
You who distress the righteous and accept bribes
And [b]turn aside the poor in the [c]gate.
13 Therefore at [d]such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.


  1. Amos 5:11 Another reading is trample upon
  2. Amos 5:12 Lit they turn
  3. Amos 5:12 I.e. the place where court was held
  4. Amos 5:13 Lit that time
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Amos 5:11-13 New International Version (NIV)

11 You levy a straw tax on the poor
    and impose a tax on their grain.
Therefore, though you have built stone mansions,
    you will not live in them;
though you have planted lush vineyards,
    you will not drink their wine.
12 For I know how many are your offenses
    and how great your sins.

There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes
    and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
13 Therefore the prudent keep quiet in such times,
    for the times are evil.

New International Version (NIV)

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