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Amos 8:4


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

and do away with 2  the destitute in the land.

Amos 8:6


8:6 We’re eager to trade silver for the poor, 3 

a pair of sandals 4  for the needy!

We want to mix in some chaff with the grain!” 5 

1 tn See the note on the word “trample” in 2:7.

2 tn Or “put an end to”; or “exterminate.”

3 tn Heb “to buy the poor for silver.”

sn The expression trade silver for the poor refers to the slave trade.

4 tn See the note on the word “sandals” in 2:6.

5 tn Heb “The chaff of the grain we will sell.”

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