Bible: Amos 5:10-13

5:10 The Israelites 1  hate anyone who arbitrates at the city gate; 2 

they despise anyone who speaks honestly.

5:11 Therefore, because you make the poor pay taxes on their crops 3 

and exact a grain tax from them,

you will not live in the houses you built with chiseled stone,

nor will you drink the wine from the fine 4  vineyards you planted. 5 

5:12 Certainly 6  I am aware of 7  your many rebellious acts 8 

and your numerous sins.

You 9  torment the innocent, you take bribes,

and you deny justice to 10  the needy at the city gate. 11 

5:13 For this reason whoever is smart 12  keeps quiet 13  in such a time,

for it is an evil 14  time.

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