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Amos 8:4-14 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail , 4 Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land,
5 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? 5 saying, "When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?"-- skimping the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales,
6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat? 6 buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.
7 The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works. 7 The LORD has sworn by the Pride of Jacob: "I will never forget anything they have done.
8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned , as by the flood of Egypt. 8 "Will not the land tremble 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.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: 9 "In that day," declares the Sovereign LORD, "I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. 10 I will turn your religious feasts into mourning and all your singing into weeping. I will make all of you wear sackcloth and shave your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only son and the end of it like a bitter day.
11 Behold, the days come , saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: 11 "The days are coming," 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 famine of hearing the words of the LORD.
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. 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.
13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst. 13 "In that day "the lovely young women and strong young men will faint because of thirst.
14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say , Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beersheba liveth; even they shall fall , and never rise up again. 14 They who swear by the shame of Samaria, or say, 'As surely as your god lives, O Dan,' or, 'As surely as the god of Beersheba lives'-- they will fall, never to rise again."