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Reformation Study Bible – Amos 2:8
Amos 2:8

2:8 lay themselves down . . . on garments. They engaged in fertility cult prostitution beside the altars, further profaning the Lord’s name. There were many altars in Israel, including those at Bethel (3:14), Dan (8:14), and Gilgal (Hos. 12:11). Their sins of sexual license and idolatry were compounded in that they slept on clothing taken as pledges for loans to the poor. Such garments were not to be kept overnight (Ex. 22:26; Deut. 24:12, 13).

wine of those who have been fined. Wine taken from the poor as payment for unjustly imposed fines. Perhaps the drinking accompanied the sexual indulgence just mentioned.