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Amos 2:6-16 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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6 The Lord says: I will not relent from punishing Israel for three crimes, even four, because they sell a righteous person for silver and a needy person for a pair of sandals. 6 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. They sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals.
7 They trample the heads of the poor on the dust of the ground and block the path of the needy. A man and his father have sexual relations with the same girl, profaning My holy name. 7 They trample on the heads of the poor as upon the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name.
8 They stretch out beside every altar on garments taken as collateral, and they drink in the house of their God wine obtained through fines. 8 They lie down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge. In the house of their god they drink wine taken as fines.
9 Yet I destroyed the Amorite as Israel advanced; his height was like the cedars, and he was as sturdy as the oaks; I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath. 9 "I destroyed the Amorite before them, though he was tall as the cedars and strong as the oaks. I destroyed his fruit above and his roots below.
10 And I brought you from the land of Egypt and led you 40 years in the wilderness in order to possess the land of the Amorite. 10 "I brought you up out of Egypt, and I led you forty years in the desert to give you the land of the Amorites.
11 I raised up some of your sons as prophets and some of your young men as Nazirites. Is this not the case, Israelites? [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. 11 I also raised up prophets from among your sons and Nazirites from among your young men. Is this not true, people of Israel?" declares the LORD.
12 But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets: Do not prophesy. 12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13 Look, I am about to crush [you] in your place as a wagon full of sheaves crushes [grain]. 13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 Escape will fail the swift, the strong one will not prevail by his strength, and the brave will not save his life. 14 The swift will not escape, the strong will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life.
15 The archer will not stand [his ground], the [one who is] swift of foot will not save himself, and the one riding a horse will not save his life. 15 The archer will not stand his ground, the fleet-footed soldier will not get away, and the horseman will not save his life.
16 Even the most courageous of the warriors will flee naked on that day- the Lord's declaration. 16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.