New Living Translation
And you mix the grain you sell with chaff swept from the floor. Then you enslave poor people for one piece of silver or a pair of sandals.
King James Bible
That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
Darby Bible Translation
that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; and that we may sell the refuse of the wheat.
World English Bible
that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the sweepings with the wheat?'"
Young's Literal Translation
To purchase with money the poor, And the needy for a pair of sandals, Yea, the refuse of the pure corn we sell.
Amos 8:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:6 That we may buy - They would have new moons and sabbaths over, that they might go to market to buy the poor. And when these poor owed but for a very little commodity, as suppose a pair of shoes, these merciless men would take the advantage against them, and make them sell themselves to pay the debt. The refuse - This was another kind of oppression, corrupted wares, sold to those that were necessitous.
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 …
Mary Cole—Trials and Triumphs of Faith
Second Great Group of Parables.
The Figurative Language of Scripture.
Concerning Christian Liberty
This is what the LORD says: "The people of Israel have sinned again and again, and I will not let them go unpunished! They sell honorable people for silver and poor people for a pair of sandals.
Announce this to the leaders of Philistia and to the great ones of Egypt: "Take your seats now on the hills around Samaria, and witness the chaos and oppression in Israel."
Listen to me, you fat cows living in Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy, and who are always calling to your husbands, "Bring us another drink!"
Jump to PreviousBuy Buying Corn Getting Grain Helpless Money Need Needy Pair Parts Poor Price Pure Refuse Sandals Sell Selling Shoes Silver Sweepings Waste Wheat
Jump to NextBuy Buying Corn Getting Grain Helpless Money Need Needy Pair Parts Poor Price Pure Refuse Sandals Sell Selling Shoes Silver Sweepings Waste Wheat
LinksAmos 8:6 NIV
Amos 8:6 NLT
Amos 8:6 ESV
Amos 8:6 NASB
Amos 8:6 KJV
Amos 8:6 Bible Apps
Amos 8:6 Biblia Paralela
Amos 8:6 Chinese Bible
Amos 8:6 French Bible
Amos 8:6 German Bible
Amos 8:6 Commentaries