Amos 2:3
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King James Version
And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him, saith the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him, saith Jehovah.

World English Bible
and I will cut off the judge from their midst, and will kill all its princes with him," says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have cut off a judge from her midst, And all its heads I slay with him, said Jehovah.

Amos 2:3 Parallel
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Geneva Study Bible

And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him, saith the LORD.Amos 2:3 Parallel Commentaries

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The Kingdom of God Conceived as the Inheritance of the Poor.
These maxims, good for a country where life is nourished by the air and the light, and this delicate communism of a band of children of God reposing in confidence on the bosom of their Father, might suit a simple sect constantly persuaded that its Utopia was about to be realized. But it is clear that they could not satisfy the whole of society. Jesus understood very soon, in fact, that the official world of his time would by no means adopt his kingdom. He took his resolution with extreme boldness.
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

To his Praise!
"They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness." THIS chapter is written more than seven years later than the foregoing, in further testimony and praise. Returning to Canada at the time of the Great War, we came face to face with a serious financial crisis. Only two ways seemed open to us. One was to lay our affairs frankly before the Board, showing that our salary was quite insufficient, with war conditions and prices, to meet our requirements. The other course was to just go forward,
Rosalind Goforth—How I Know God Answers Prayer

The Tests of Love to God
LET us test ourselves impartially whether we are in the number of those that love God. For the deciding of this, as our love will be best seen by the fruits of it, I shall lay down fourteen signs, or fruits, of love to God, and it concerns us to search carefully whether any of these fruits grow in our garden. 1. The first fruit of love is the musing of the mind upon God. He who is in love, his thoughts are ever upon the object. He who loves God is ravished and transported with the contemplation of
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

Cross References
Job 12:21
He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.

Psalm 2:10
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Psalm 141:6
When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

Isaiah 40:23
That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

Amos 5:7
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

Amos 5:12
For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

Amos 6:12
Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:

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