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“Hear this, you who are swallowing up the needy,
    who intend to make the poor of the land fail,
and who are saying,
    ‘When will the New Moon fade
        so we may sell grain,
    and the Sabbath conclude[a]
        so we may market winnowed wheat?—
shortchanging the measure,[b]
    raising the price,
        falsifying the scales by treachery,
buying the poor for cash,[c]
    and the needy for a pair of sandals,
        selling chaff mixed in with the wheat.’

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  1. Amos 8:5 The Heb. lacks conclude
  2. Amos 8:5 The Heb. ephah
  3. Amos 8:6 Lit. silver