New Living Translation
Listen to this, you who rob the poor and trample down the needy!
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:4 To fail - Either to root them out, or to enslave them.
LibraryThe Evening Light
This chapter is an article written by the author many years after she had received light on the unity of the church. It will acquaint the reader with what is meant by the expression "evening light." "At evening time it shall be light." "And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: but it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light" (Zechariah 14:6,7). The expression …
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The poor are pushed off the path; the needy must hide together for safety.
Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread and wouldn't think of praying to the LORD.
They have teeth like swords and fangs like knives. They devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among humanity.
Use only honest weights and scales and honest measures, both dry and liquid.
They trample helpless people in the dust and shove the oppressed out of the way. Both father and son sleep with the same woman, corrupting my holy name.
You trample the poor, stealing their grain through taxes and unfair rent. Therefore, though you build beautiful stone houses, you will never live in them. Though you plant lush vineyards, you will never drink wine from them.
For I know the vast number of your sins and the depth of your rebellions. You oppress good people by taking bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
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