Bible: Amos 8:4-6

8:4 Listen to this, you who trample 1  the needy,

and do away with 2  the destitute in the land.

8:5 You say,

When will the new moon festival 3  be over, 4  so we can sell grain?

When will the Sabbath end, 5  so we can open up the grain bins? 6 

We’re eager 7  to sell less for a higher price, 8 

and to cheat the buyer with rigged scales! 9 

8:6 We’re eager to trade silver for the poor, 10 

a pair of sandals 11  for the needy!

We want to mix in some chaff with the grain! 12 

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