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Amos 2:8


2:8 They stretch out on clothing seized as collateral;

they do so right 1  beside every altar!

They drink wine bought with the fines they have levied;

they do so right in the temple 2  of their God! 3 

Amos 2:12


2:12 “But you made the Nazirites drink wine; 4 

you commanded the prophets, ‘Do not prophesy!’

1 tn The words “They do so right” are supplied twice in the translation of this verse for clarification.

2 tn Heb “house.”

3 tn Or “gods.” The Hebrew term אֱלֹהֵיהֶם (’elohehem) may be translated “their gods” (referring to pagan gods), “their god” (referring to a pagan god, cf. NAB, NIV, NLT), or “their God” (referring to the God of Israel, cf. NASB, NRSV).

4 sn Nazirites were strictly forbidden to drink wine (Num 6:2-3).

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