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Amos 5:7
ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth!”
Ye who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,
“For those [shall be consumed] who turn justice into wormwood (bitterness) And cast righteousness down to the earth.”
You who turn justice into [the bitterness of] wormwood and cast righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) down to the ground,
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Doom to you who turn justice into poison, and throw righteousness to the ground!
You who turn justice to bitter wormwood and throw righteousness to the ground!
You people are doomed! You twist the truth and stomp on justice.
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,
You that turn judgment into wormwood, and forsake justice in the land,
You should go to the Lord for help. He is the one who made the Pleiades and Orion. He changes darkness into the morning light. He changes the day into the dark night. He calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the earth. His name is Yahweh! He keeps one strong city safe, and he lets another strong city be destroyed.” You change justice to poison. You throw away fairness like trash.
O you who turn justice to wormwood and cast down righteousness to the earth!
O you who turn justice to wormwood and cast down righteousness to the earth!
You turn justice ·upside down [L into bitterness/or wormwood; C a bitter plant; 6:12], and you throw on the ground ·what is right [rightousness; justice].
They turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth.
You, Israel, turn justice into poison and throw righteousness on the ground.
You are doomed, you that twist justice and cheat people out of their rights!
Those who turn justice into wormwood throw righteousness to the ground.
You change the justice of the courts into something unfair. You reject what is right.
Those of you who are making justice taste bitter, and who have thrown righteousness to the ground:
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood and leave off doing righteousness in the earth,
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Ah, you who turn justice into wormwood and hurl righteousness to the ground!
O evil men, you make “justice” a bitter pill for the poor and oppressed. “Righteousness” and “fair play” are meaningless fictions to you!
Woe to you who turn justice to vinegar and stomp righteousness into the mud. Do you realize where you are? You’re in a cosmos star-flung with constellations by God, A world God wakes up each morning and puts to bed each night. God dips water from the ocean and gives the land a drink. God, God-revealed, does all this. And he can destroy it as easily as make it. He can turn this vast wonder into total waste.
You who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness down to the ground!
You, Israel, turn justice into poison and throw righteousness on the ground.
Woe to those who turn justice into wormwood and cast righteousness to the ground,
For those who turn justice into wormwood And cast righteousness down to the earth.”
You turn justice upside down, and you throw on the ground what is right.
The Israelites turn justice into bitterness; they throw what is fair and right to the ground.
There are people among you who turn what is fair into something bitter. They throw down to the ground what is right.
There are those who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground.
There are those who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground.
You who turn justice to wormwood, And lay righteousness to rest in the earth!”
You turn what is right into something bitter. You throw what is right and good down to the earth.
You twist justice, making it a bitter pill for the oppressed. You treat the righteous like dirt.
Ah, you that turn justice to wormwood, and bring righteousness to the ground!
Ah, you that turn justice to wormwood, and bring righteousness to the ground!
Ah, you that turn justice to wormwood, and bring righteousness to the ground!
Ah, you that turn justice to wormwood, and bring righteousness to the ground!
Ye who turn mishpat into wormwood, and cast tzedakah to the ground,
O you who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth!
O you who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth!
You who turn justice to wormwood threw righteousness to the ground.
Listen, you who distort justice and make it taste bitter and trample righteousness to the ground.
You who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth:
Which convert doom into wormwood, and forsake rightwiseness in the land, (Ye who change justice, or judgement, into wormwood, and desert righteousness in all the land,)
Ye who are turning to wormwood judgment, And righteousness to the earth have put down,
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