Amos 8:5 {4}
Good News Translation
You say to yourselves, "We can hardly wait for the holy days to be over so that we can sell our grain. When will the Sabbath end, so that we can start selling again? Then we can overcharge, use false measures, and fix the scales to cheat our customers.

Contemporary English Version
You say to yourselves, "How much longer before the end of the New Moon Festival? When will the Sabbath be over? Our wheat is ready, and we want to sell it now. We can't wait to cheat and charge high prices for the grain we sell. We will use dishonest scales

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear this, you that crush the poor, and make the needy of the land to fail,

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Hear this, you that crush the poor, and make the needy of the land to fail,

When.

Numbers 10:10 If at any time you shall have a banquet, and on your festival days, and on the first days of your months, you shall sound the trumpets over the holocausts, and the sacrifices of peace offerings, that they may be to you for a remembrance of your God. I am the Lord your God.

Numbers 28:11-15 And on the first day of the month you shall offer a holocaust to the Lord, two calves of the herd, one ram, and seven lambs of a year old, without blemish, . . .

2 Kings 4:23 And he said to her: Why dost thou go to him? to day is neither new moon nor sabbath. She answered: I will go.

Psalm 81:3,4 Blow up the trumpet on the new moon, on the noted day of your solemnity. . . .

Isaiah 1:13 Offer sacrifice no more in vain: incense is an abomination to me. The new moons, and the sabbaths and other festivals I will not abide, your assemblies are wicked.

Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink or in respect of a festival day or of the new moon or of the sabbaths,

new moon.

Malachi 1:13 And you have said: Behold of our labour, and you puffed it away, saith the Lord of hosts, and you brought in of rapine the lame, and the sick, and brought in an offering: shall I accept it at your hands, saith the Lord?

and the.

Exodus 20:8-10 Remember that thou keep holy the sabbath day. . . .

Nehemiah 13:15-21 In those days I saw in Juda some treading the presses on the sabbath, and carrying sheaves, and lading asses with wine, and grapes, and figs, and all manner of burthens, and bringing them into Jerusalem on the sabbath day. And I charged them that they should sell on a day on which it was lawful to sell. . . .

Isaiah 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy own will in my holy day, and call the sabbath delightful, and the holy of the Lord glorious, and glorify him, while thou dost not thy own ways, and thy own will is not found, to speak a word:

Romans 8:6,7 For the wisdom of the flesh is death: but the wisdom of the spirit is life and peace. . . .

set forth.

Leviticus 19:36 Let the balance be just and the weights equal, the bushel just, and the sextary equal. I am the Lord your God, that brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:13-16 Thou shalt not have divers weights in thy bag, a greater and a less: . . .

Proverbs 11:1 Where pride is, there also shall be reproach: but where humility is, there also is wisdom.

Proverbs 16:11 Weight and balance are judgments of the Lord: and his work all the weights of the bag.

Proverbs 20:23 Diverse weights are an abomination before the Lord: a deceitful balance is not good.

Ezekiel 45:10-12 You shall have just balances, and a just ephi, and a just bate. . . .

Micah 6:10,11 As yet there is a fire in the house of the wicked, the treasures of iniquity, and a scant measure full of wrath. . . .

falsifying the balances by deceit.

Hosea 12:7 He is like Chanaan, there is a deceitful balance in his hand, he hath loved oppression.

Context
The Basket of Ripe Fruit
4And the hinges of the temple shall screak in that day, saith the Lord God: many shall die: silence shall be cast in every place. 5Hear this, you that crush the poor, and make the needy of the land to fail,6Saying: When will the month be over, and we shall sell our wares: and the sabbath, and we shall open the corn: that we may lessen the measure, and increase the sicle, and may convey in deceitful balances,…
Cross References
Exodus 31:13
Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: See that you keep my sabbath; because it is a sign between me and you in your generations that you may know that I am the Lord, who sanctify you.

Numbers 28:11
And on the first day of the month you shall offer a holocaust to the Lord, two calves of the herd, one ram, and seven lambs of a year old, without blemish,

1 Samuel 20:5
And David said to Jonathan: Behold to morrow is the new moon, and I, according to custom, am wont to sit beside the king to eat: let me go then that I may be hid in the field till the evening of the third day.

2 Kings 4:23
And he said to her: Why dost thou go to him? to day is neither new moon nor sabbath. She answered: I will go.

Nehemiah 13:15
In those days I saw in Juda some treading the presses on the sabbath, and carrying sheaves, and lading asses with wine, and grapes, and figs, and all manner of burthens, and bringing them into Jerusalem on the sabbath day. And I charged them that they should sell on a day on which it was lawful to sell.

Hosea 12:7
He is like Chanaan, there is a deceitful balance in his hand, he hath loved oppression.

Micah 6:10
As yet there is a fire in the house of the wicked, the treasures of iniquity, and a scant measure full of wrath.

Micah 6:11
Shall I justify wicked balances, and the deceitful weights of the bag?

Zechariah 5:6
And I said: What is it? And he said: This is a vessel going forth. And he said: This is their eye in all the earth.

Zechariah 5:8
And he said: This is wickedness. And he cast her into the midst of the vessel, and cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

Additional Translations
asking, “When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain? When will the Sabbath end, that we may market wheat? Let us reduce the ephah and increase the shekel; let us cheat with dishonest scales.Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and dealing falsely with balances of deceit;

saying, When will the month pass away, and we shall sell, and the sabbath, and we shall open the treasure, to make the measure small, and to enlarge the weight, and make the balance unfair?

saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat? making the ephah small and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances for deceit:

saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat? making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and dealing falsely with balances of deceit;

Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

Saying, 'When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may market wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel large, and dealing falsely with balances of deceit;

Saying, When doth the new moon pass, And we sell ground corn? And the sabbath, and we open out pure corn? To make little the ephah, And to make great the shekel, And to use perversely balances of deceit.
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