Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor1 of the land,2
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
buying the poor8 with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.9
The LORD has sworn by the Pride of Jacob:10 "I will never forget11 anything they have done.12
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