New International Version
Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land,
King James Bible
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
Darby Bible Translation
Hear this, ye that pant after the needy, even to cause to fail the poor of the land,
World English Bible
Hear this, you who desire to swallow up the needy, and cause the poor of the land to fail,
Young's Literal Translation
Hear this, ye who are swallowing up the needy, To cause to cease the poor of the land,
Amos 8:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy - Ye that bruise the poor; exact from them, and tread them under foot.
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'Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. 2. And He said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon My people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. 3. And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence. 4. Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor …
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They thrust the needy from the path and force all the poor of the land into hiding.
Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the LORD.
those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among mankind.
You are to use accurate scales, an accurate ephah and an accurate bath.
They trample on the heads of the poor as on the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name.
You levy a straw tax on the poor and impose a tax on their grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink their wine.
For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
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