Amos 2:6
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New International Version
This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not relent. They sell the innocent for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals.

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD says: "The people of Israel have sinned again and again, and I will not let them go unpunished! They sell honorable people for silver and poor people for a pair of sandals.

English Standard Version
Thus says the LORD: “For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals—

New American Standard Bible
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they sell the righteous for money And the needy for a pair of sandals.

King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD says: I will not relent from punishing Israel for three crimes, even four, because they sell a righteous person for silver and a needy person for a pair of sandals.

International Standard Version
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Israel —and now for a fourth— I will not turn away; because they sold the righteous for money, and the poor for sandals,

NET Bible
This is what the LORD says: "Because Israel has committed three covenant transgressions--make that four!--I will not revoke my decree of judgment. They sold the innocent for silver, the needy for a pair of sandals.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD says: Because Israel has committed three crimes, and now a fourth crime, I will not change my plans. The people of Israel sell the righteous for money and the needy for a pair of sandals.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the LORD: For three transgressions of Israel, Yea, for four, I will not reverse it: Because they sell the righteous for silver, And the needy for a pair of shoes;

New American Standard 1977
Thus says the LORD,
            “For three transgressions of Israel and for four
            I will not revoke its punishment,
            Because they sell the righteous for money
            And the needy for a pair of sandals.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus hath the LORD said: For three transgressions of Israel and for the fourth, I will not convert her because they sold the righteous for silver and the poor for a pair of shoes,

King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;

American King James Version
Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;

American Standard Version
Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes-

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord: For three crimes of Israel, and for four I will not convert him: because he hath sold the just man for silver, and the poor man for a pair of shoes.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes;

English Revised Version
Thus saith the LORD: For three transgressions of Israel, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have sold the righteous for silver and the needy for a pair of shoes:

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away their punishment: because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;

World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Israel, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes;

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, And for four, I do not reverse it, Because of their selling for silver the righteous, And the needy for a pair of sandals.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-8 The evil passions of the heart break out in various forms; but the Lord looks to our motives, as well as our conduct. Those that deal cruelly, shall be cruelly dealt with. Other nations were reckoned with for injuries done to men; Judah is reckoned with for dishonour done to God. Judah despised the law of the Lord; and he justly gave them up to strong delusion; nor was it any excuse for their sin, that they were the lies, the idols, after which their fathers walked. The worst abominations and most grievous oppressions have been committed by some of the professed worshippers of the Lord. Such conduct leads many to unbelief and vile idolatry.
Study Bible
Judgment on Moab, Judah and Israel
5"So I will send fire upon Judah And it will consume the citadels of Jerusalem." 6Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they sell the righteous for money And the needy for a pair of sandals. 7"These who pant after the very dust of the earth on the head of the helpless Also turn aside the way of the humble; And a man and his father resort to the same girl In order to profane My holy name.…
Cross References
2 Kings 18:11
Then the king of Assyria carried Israel away into exile to Assyria, and put them in Halah and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes,

2 Kings 18:12
because they did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed His covenant, even all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded; they would neither listen nor do it.

Ezekiel 22:13
"Behold, then, I smite My hand at your dishonest gain which you have acquired and at the bloodshed which is among you.

Joel 3:3
"They have also cast lots for My people, Traded a boy for a harlot And sold a girl for wine that they may drink.

Amos 5:11
Therefore because you impose heavy rent on the poor And exact a tribute of grain from them, Though you have built houses of well-hewn stone, Yet you will not live in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will not drink their wine.

Amos 5:12
For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who distress the righteous and accept bribes And turn aside the poor in the gate.

Amos 8:6
So as to buy the helpless for money And the needy for a pair of sandals, And that we may sell the refuse of the wheat?"
Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;

Thus saith. Amos, says Abp. Newcome, first prophesies against the Syrians, Philistines, Tyrians, Edomites, Ammonites, and Moabites, who dwelt in the neighbourhood of the twelve tribes, and had occasionally become their enemies and persecutors. Having thus taught his countrymen that the providence of God extended to other nations, he briefly mentions the idolatrous practices and consequent destruction of Judah, and then passes on to his proper subject, which was to exhort and reprove the kingdom of Israel, and to denounce against it the Divine judgments.

For three.

Amos 6:3-7 You that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence …

2 Kings 17:7-18 For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the …

2 Kings 18:12 Because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed …

Ezekiel 23:5-9 And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on …

Hosea 4:1,2,11-14 Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has …

Hosea 7:7-10 They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all …

Hosea 8:4-6 They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and …

Hosea 13:2,3 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images …

Micah 6:10-16 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, …

because.

Amos 5:11,12 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take …

Amos 8:4-6 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor …

Isaiah 5:22,23 Woe to them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to …

Isaiah 29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that …

Joel 3:3,6 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an …

Micah 3:2,3 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from …

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