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Amos 8:4-6 New English Translation (NET Bible)

Listen to this, you who trample the needy,
and do away with the destitute in the land.
You say,
“When will the new moon festival be over, so we can sell grain?
When will the Sabbath end, so we can open up the grain bins?
We’re eager to sell less for a higher price,
and to cheat the buyer with rigged scales!
We’re eager to trade silver for the poor,
a pair of sandals for the needy!
We want to mix in some chaff with the grain!”

New English Translation (NET)

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Amos 8:4-6 New International Version (NIV)

Hear this, you who trample the needy
    and do away with the poor of the land,


“When will the New Moon be over
    that we may sell grain,
and the Sabbath be ended
    that we may market wheat?”
skimping on the measure,
    boosting the price
    and cheating with dishonest scales,
buying the poor with silver
    and the needy for a pair of sandals,
    selling even the sweepings with the wheat.

New International Version (NIV)

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