Amos 8:4-14 NIV

4 Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor1 of the land,2

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5 saying, "When will the New Moon3 be over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market4 wheat?"5-- skimping the measure, boosting the price and cheating6 with dishonest scales,7

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6 buying the poor8 with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.9

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7 The LORD has sworn by the Pride of Jacob:10 "I will never forget11 anything they have done.12

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8 "Will not the land tremble13 for this, and all who live in it mourn? The whole land will rise like the Nile; it will be stirred up and then sink like the river of Egypt.14

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9 "In that day," declares the Sovereign LORD, "I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.15

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10 I will turn your religious feasts16 into mourning and all your singing into weeping.17 I will make all of you wear sackcloth18 and shave19 your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only son20 and the end of it like a bitter day.21

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11 "The days are coming,"22 declares the Sovereign LORD, "when I will send a famine through the land-- not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine23 of hearing the words of the LORD.24

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12 Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.25

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13 "In that day "the lovely young women and strong young men26 will faint because of thirst.27

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14 They who swear by the shamea of Samaria,28 or say, 'As surely as your god lives, O Dan,'29 or, 'As surely as the godb of Beersheba30 lives'-- they will fall,31 never to rise again.32"

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    • b 8:14 - Or "by Ashima"; or "by the idol"
    • c 8:14 - Or "power"