Hear this, (A)you who trample on the needy
    and bring the poor of the land to an end,
saying, “When will (B)the new moon be over,
    that we may sell grain?
And (C)the Sabbath,
    that we may offer wheat for sale,
that we may make (D)the ephah small and the shekel[a] great
    and deal deceitfully with false balances,
that we may buy the poor for (E)silver
    and the needy for a pair of sandals
    and sell the chaff of the wheat?”

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 8:5 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters; a shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams

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