Amos 4:1
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New International Version
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy and say to your husbands, "Bring us some drinks!"

New Living Translation
Listen to me, you fat cows living in Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy, and who are always calling to your husbands, "Bring us another drink!"

English Standard Version
“Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to your husbands, ‘Bring, that we may drink!’

New American Standard Bible
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan who are on the mountain of Samaria, Who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, Who say to your husbands, "Bring now, that we may drink!"

King James Bible
Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen to this message, you cows of Bashan who are on the hill of Samaria, women who oppress the poor and crush the needy, who say to their husbands," Bring us something to drink."

International Standard Version
"Listen to this message, you fat cows from Bashan, who live on the Samaritan mountains, who oppress the poor, who rob the needy, and who constantly ask your husbands for one more drink!"

NET Bible
Listen to this message, you cows of Bashan who live on Mount Samaria! You oppress the poor; you crush the needy. You say to your husbands, "Bring us more to drink!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen to this message, you cows of Bashan who live on Mount Samaria. You women oppress the poor and abuse the needy. You say to your husbands, "Get some wine! Let's drink!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, That are in the mountain of Samaria, That oppress the poor, that crush the needy, That say unto their lords: 'Bring, that we may feast.'

New American Standard 1977
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan who are on the mountain of Samaria,
            Who oppress the poor, who crush the needy,
            Who say to your husbands, “Bring now, that we may drink!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear this word, ye cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

American King James Version
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

American Standard Version
Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, that oppress the poor, that crush the needy, that say unto their lords, Bring, and let us drink.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear this word, ye fat kine that are in the mountains of Samaria: you that oppress the needy, and crush the poor: that say to your masters: Bring, and we will drink.

Darby Bible Translation
Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, that oppress the poor, that crush the needy, that say to their lords, Bring, and let us drink:

English Revised Version
Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say unto their lords, Bring, and let us drink.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear this word, ye heifers of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

World English Bible
Listen to this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who tell their husbands, "Bring us drinks!"

Young's Literal Translation
Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, Who are in the mountain of Samaria, Who are oppressing the poor, Who are bruising the needy, Who are saying to their lords: 'Bring in, and we do drink.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-5 What is got by extortion is commonly used to provide for the flesh, and to fulfil the lusts thereof. What is got by oppression cannot be enjoyed with satisfaction. How miserable are those whose confidence in unscriptural observances only prove that they believe a lie! Let us see to it that our faith, hope, and worship, are warranted by the Divine word.
Study Bible
Punishment Brings No Repentance
1Hear this word, you cows of Bashan who are on the mountain of Samaria, Who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, Who say to your husbands, "Bring now, that we may drink!" 2The Lord GOD has sworn by His holiness, "Behold, the days are coming upon you When they will take you away with meat hooks, And the last of you with fish hooks.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 24:14
"You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns.

Psalm 22:12
Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

Ezekiel 18:12
oppresses the poor and needy, commits robbery, does not restore a pledge, but lifts up his eyes to the idols and commits abomination,

Ezekiel 39:18
"You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, as though they were rams, lambs, goats and bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan.

Amos 2:8
"On garments taken as pledges they stretch out beside every altar, And in the house of their God they drink the wine of those who have been fined.

Amos 3:9
Proclaim on the citadels in Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt and say, "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria and see the great tumults within her and the oppressions in her midst.

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 6:1
Woe to those who are at ease in Zion And to those who feel secure in the mountain of Samaria, The distinguished men of the foremost of nations, To whom the house of Israel comes.

Amos 6:6
Who drink wine from sacrificial bowls While they anoint themselves with the finest of oils, Yet they have not grieved over the ruin of Joseph.

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

Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

ye kine. By the kine of Bashan, some understand the proud, luxurious matrons of Israel; but it is probable the prophet speaks catachrestically, and means the wealthy, effeminate, and profligate rulers and nobles of Samaria.

Deuteronomy 32:14,15 Butter of cows, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of …

Psalm 22:12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

Jeremiah 50:11,27 Because you were glad, because you rejoiced, O you destroyers of …

Ezekiel 39:18 You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the …

the mountains.

Amos 6:1 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of …

1 Kings 16:24 And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, …

which oppress.

Amos 2:6,7 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, …

Amos 3:9,10 Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land …

Amos 5:11 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 …

Exodus 22:21-25 You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for you were strangers …

Deuteronomy 15:9-11 Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, …

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now …

Psalm 140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and …

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted …

Proverbs 23:10,11 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless…

Ecclesiastes 4:1 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under …

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of …

Isaiah 1:17-24 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the …

Isaiah 5:8 Woe to them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till …

Isaiah 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, …

Jeremiah 5:26-29 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that …

Jeremiah 6:6 For thus has the LORD of hosts said, Hew you down trees, and cast …

Jeremiah 7:6 If you oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and …

Ezekiel 22:7,12,27,29 In you have they set light by father and mother: in the middle of …

Micah 2:1-3 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

Micah 3:1-3 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of …

Zechariah 7:10,11 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor…

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

James 5:1-6 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall …

crush.

Deuteronomy 28:33 The fruit of your land, and all your labors, shall a nation which …

Job 20:19 Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has …

Jeremiah 51:34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed …

Bring.

Amos 2:8 And they lay themselves down on clothes laid to pledge by every altar…

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

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