Amos 8:4

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

Amos 8:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
ESV
4 Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bring the poor of the land to an end,
NLT
4 Listen to this, you who rob the poor and trample down the needy!
MSG
4 Listen to this, you who walk all over the weak, you who treat poor people as less than nothing,
CSB
4 Hear this, you who trample on the needy and do away with the poor of the land,

Amos 8:4 In-Context

2 “What do you see, Amos?” he asked. “A basket of ripe fruit,” I answered. Then the LORD said to me, “The time is ripe for my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.
3 “In that day,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “the songs in the temple will turn to wailing. Many, many bodies—flung everywhere! Silence!”
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 over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?”— skimping on the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales,
6 buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Proverbs 30:14
  • 2. S Job 20:19; S Psalms 14:4; S Amos 2:7
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