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

 
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6 Thus says the LORD: "For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment; because they sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes-- 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 that trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth, and turn aside the way of the afflicted; a man and his father go in to the same maiden, so that my holy name is profaned; 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 lay themselves down beside every altar upon garments taken in pledge; and in the house of their God they drink the wine of those who have been fined. 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 before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and who was as strong 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 Also I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and led you forty years in the wilderness, 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 And I raised up some of your sons for prophets, and some of your young men for Nazirites. Is it not indeed so, O people of Israel?" says the LORD. 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, saying, 'You shall not prophesy.' 12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13 "Behold, I will press you down in your place, as a cart full of sheaves presses down. 13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 Flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not retain his strength, nor shall the mighty 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 he who handles the bow shall not stand, and he who is swift of foot shall not save himself, nor shall he who rides the horse 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 and he who is stout of heart among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day," says the LORD. 16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.