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11 ‘Therefore, since you trample the poor continuously,
    taxing his grain,
    building houses of stone in which you won’t live
    and planting fine vineyards from which you won’t drink—
12 and because I know that your transgressions are many,
    and your sins are numerous
as you oppose the righteous,
    taking bribes as a ransom,
        and turning away the poor in court[a]
13 therefore the prudent person remains silent at such a time,
    for the time is evil.

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  1. Amos 5:12 Lit. in the gate

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