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Amos 8:4–7

Hear this, iyou who trample on the needy

and bring the poor of the land to an end,

saying, “When will jthe new moon be over,

that we may sell grain?

And kthe Sabbath,

that we may offer wheat for sale,

that we may make lthe ephah small and the shekel4 great

and deal deceitfully with false balances,

that we may buy the poor for msilver

and the needy for a pair of sandals

and sell the chaff of the wheat?”

The Lord has sworn by nthe pride of Jacob:

“Surely oI will never forget any of their deeds.

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Amos 8:4–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

Hear this, you who trample the needy

and do away with the poor of the land,

saying,

“When will the New Moon be over

that we may sell grain,

and the Sabbath be ended

that we may market wheat?”—

skimping on the measure,

boosting the price

and cheating with dishonest scales,

buying the poor with silver

and the needy for a pair of sandals,

selling even the sweepings with the wheat.

The Lord has sworn by himself, the Pride of Jacob: “I will never forget anything they have done.

Amos 8:4–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy,

Even to make the poor of the land to fail,

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?

That we may buy the poor for silver,

And the needy for a pair of shoes;

Yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

The Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob,

Surely I will never forget any of their works.

Amos 8:4–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Listen to this, you who rob the poor

and trample down the needy!

You can’t wait for the Sabbath day to be over

and the religious festivals to end

so you can get back to cheating the helpless.

You measure out grain with dishonest measures

and cheat the buyer with dishonest scales.

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.

Now the Lord has sworn this oath

by his own name, the Pride of Israel:

“I will never forget

the wicked things you have done!

Amos 8:4–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Hear this, you who swallow up the needy,

And make the poor of the land fail,

Saying:

“When will the New Moon be past,

That we may sell grain?

And the Sabbath,

That we may trade wheat?

Making the ephah small and the shekel large,

Falsifying the scales by deceit,

That we may buy the poor for silver,

And the needy for a pair of sandals—

Even sell the bad wheat?”

The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:

“Surely I will never forget any of their works.

Amos 8:4–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Listen to me, you who walk on helpless people,

you who are trying to destroy the poor people of this country, saying,

“When will the New Moon festival be over

so we can sell grain?

When will the Sabbath be over

so we can bring out wheat to sell?

We can charge them more

and give them less,

and we can change the scales to cheat the people.

We will buy poor people for silver,

and needy people for the price of a pair of sandals.

We will even sell the wheat that was swept up from the floor.”

The Lord has sworn by his name, the Pride of Jacob, “I will never forget everything that these people did.

Amos 8:4–7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Hear this, O ye that would swallow up the needy, and cause the poor of the land to fail, 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; that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the refuse of the wheat? Jehovah hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

Amos 8:4–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Hear this, ye that pant after the needy, even to cause to fail the poor of the land, 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: 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. Jehovah hath sworn by the glory of Jacob, Certainly I will never forget any of their works.

Amos 8:4–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Listen to this, those who trample on the needy

and ruin those who are oppressed in the world.

You say to yourselves,

“When will the New Moon Festival be over

so that we can sell more grain?

When will the day of worship be over

so that we can sell more wheat?

We can shrink the size of the bushel baskets,

increase the cost,

and cheat with dishonest scales.

We can buy the poor with money

and the needy for a pair of sandals.

We can sell the husks mixed in with the wheat.”

The Lord has sworn an oath by Jacob’s pride:

“I will never forget anything that they have done.”

Amos 8:4–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Hear this, you who trample on the needy

and do away with the poor of the land,

asking, “When will the New Moon be over

so we may sell grain,

and the Sabbath,

so we may market wheat?

We can reduce the measure

while increasing the price

and cheat with dishonest scales.

We can buy the poor with silver

and the needy for a pair of sandals

and even sell the chaff!”

The Lord has sworn by the Pride of Jacob:

I will never forget all their deeds.

Amos 8:4–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Hear this, you that trample on the needy,

and bring to ruin the poor of the land,

saying, “When will the new moon be over

so that we may sell grain;

and the sabbath,

so that we may offer wheat for sale?

We will make the ephah small and the shekel great,

and practice deceit with false balances,

buying the poor for silver

and the needy for a pair of sandals,

and selling the sweepings of the wheat.”

The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:

Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.

Amos 8:4–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Hear this, those who trample on the poor and who annihilate the afflicted of the land, saying, “When will the new moon be over, so that we can sell grain? And the Sabbath, so that we can open the grain bins, that we can make the ephah small and make the shekel large, and can practice deceit with a set of scales of deceit? That we can buy the powerless with silver and the poor for the sake of a pair of sandals, and we can sell the waste of the grain?” Yahweh has sworn by the pride of Jacob, “Surely I will never forget any of their deeds!

Amos 8:4–7 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Listen to me, you who walk all over needy people.

You crush those who are poor in the land.

You say,

“When will the New Moon Feast be over?

Then we can sell our grain.

When will the Sabbath day come to an end?

Then people can buy our wheat.”

But you don’t measure out the right amount.

You raise your prices.

You cheat others by using dishonest scales.

You buy poor people to make slaves out of them.

You buy those who are in need for a mere pair of sandals.

You even sell the worthless parts of your wheat.

People of Jacob, you are proud that the Lord is your God. But he has taken an oath in his own name. He says, “I will never forget anything Israel has done.

Amos 8:4–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,

saying,

When will the new moon be over,

So that we may sell grain,

And the sabbath, that we may open the wheat market,

To make the bushel smaller and the shekel bigger,

And to cheat with dishonest scales,

So as to buy the helpless for money

And the needy for a pair of sandals,

And that we may sell the refuse of the wheat?”

The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob,

Indeed, I will never forget any of their deeds.