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The songs of the temple[a] shall become wailings on that day,’
says the Lord God;
‘the dead bodies shall be many,
    cast out in every place. Be silent!’

Hear this, you that trample on the needy,
    and bring to ruin the poor of the land,
saying, ‘When will the new moon be over
    so that we may sell grain;
and the sabbath,
    so that we may offer wheat for sale?
We will make the ephah small and the shekel great,
    and practise deceit with false balances,
buying the poor for silver
    and the needy for a pair of sandals,
    and selling the sweepings of the wheat.’

The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.
Shall not the land tremble on this account,
    and everyone mourn who lives in it,
and all of it rise like the Nile,
    and be tossed about and sink again, like the Nile of Egypt?

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 8:3 Or palace

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