Amos 8:6
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New International Version
buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.

New Living Translation
And you mix the grain you sell with chaff swept from the floor. Then you enslave poor people for one piece of silver or a pair of sandals.

English Standard Version
that we may buy the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals and sell the chaff of the wheat?”

New American Standard Bible
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?"

King James Bible
That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We can buy the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals and even sell the chaff!"

International Standard Version
buying the poor for cash, and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling chaff mixed in with the wheat.'

NET Bible
We're eager to trade silver for the poor, a pair of sandals for the needy! We want to mix in some chaff with the grain!"

New Heart English Bible
that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the sweepings with the wheat?'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We can buy the poor with money and the needy for a pair of sandals. We can sell the husks mixed in with the wheat."

JPS Tanakh 1917
That we may buy the poor for silver, And the needy for a pair of shoes, And sell the refuse of the corn?'

New American Standard 1977
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?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
that we may buy the poor for money and the needy for a pair of shoes and sell the refuse of the wheat.

King James 2000 Bible
That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

American King James Version
That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yes, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

American Standard Version
that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

Douay-Rheims Bible
That we may possess the needy for money, and the poor for a pair of shoes, and may sell the refuse of the corn?

Darby Bible Translation
that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; and that we may sell the refuse of the wheat.

English Revised Version
that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the refuse of the wheat.

Webster's Bible Translation
That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; and even sell the refuse of the wheat?

World English Bible
that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the sweepings with the wheat?'"

Young's Literal Translation
To purchase with money the poor, And the needy for a pair of sandals, Yea, the refuse of the pure corn we sell.
Study Bible
The Basket of Ripe Fruit
5saying, "When will the new moon be over, So that we may sell grain, And the sabbath, that we may open the wheat market, To make the bushel smaller and the shekel bigger, And to cheat with dishonest scales, 6So 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?" 7The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob, "Indeed, I will never forget any of their deeds.…
Cross References
Amos 2:6
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.

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 4:1
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!"
Treasury of Scripture

That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yes, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

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

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

Leviticus 25:39-42 And if your brother that dwells by you be waxen poor, and be sold …

Nehemiah 5:1-5,8 And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against …

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

(6) On this perverse straining of the Law, comp. Amos 2:6. Their money-making propensity was carried to such unscrupulous lengths, that they even sold the refuse of corn, little better than mere chaff.

Verse 6. - Buy the poor for silver (comp. Amos 2:6). The probable meaning is that they so reduced the poor marl by their exactions and injustice, that he was compelled to pay his debt by selling himself into slavery (Leviticus 25:39; Deuteronomy 15:12). For a pair of shoes. For the smallest debt they would deal in this harsh manner. The refuse; literally, that which fell through the sieve; Septuagint, Ἀπὸ παντὸς γεννήματος ἐμπορευσόμεθα, "We will trade in every kind of produce;" Vulgate, Quisquilias frumenti vendamus, "Let us sell the refuse of corn." That we may buy the poor for silver,.... Thus making them pay dear for their provisions, and using them in this fraudulent manner, by which they would not be able to support themselves and their families; they might purchase them and theirs for slaves, at so small a price as a piece of silver, or a single shekel, worth about half a crown; and this was their end and design in using them after this manner; see Leviticus 25:39;

and the needy for a pair of shoes; See Gill on Amos 2:6;

yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat; not only did they sell the poor grain and wheat at a dear rate, and in scanty measure, but the worst of it, and such as was not fit to make bread of, only to be given to the cattle; and, by reducing the poor to extreme poverty, they obliged them to take that of them at their own price. It may be rendered, "the fall of wheat" (c); that which fell under the sieve, when the wheat was sifted, as Aben Ezra, Kimchi, and Ben Melech, observe.

(c) "labile frumenti", Montanus; "decidum frumenti", Cocceius; "deciduum triciti", Drusius, Mercerus, Stockius, p. 690. 6. buy … poor for silver … pair of shoes—that is, that we may compel the needy for money, or any other thing of however little worth, to sell themselves to us as bondmen, in defiance of Le 25:39; the very thing which brings down God's judgment (Am 2:6).

sell the refuse of … wheat—which contains no nutriment, but which the poor eat at a low price, being unable to pay for flour.8:4-10 The rich and powerful of the land were the most guilty of oppression, as well as the foremost in idolatry. They were weary of the restraints of the sabbaths and the new moons, and wished them over, because no common work might be done therein. This is the character of many who are called Christians. The sabbath day and sabbath work are a burden to carnal hearts. It will either be profaned or be accounted a dull day. But can we spend our time better than in communion with God? When employed in religious services, they were thinking of marketings. They were weary of holy duties, because their worldly business stood still the while. Those are strangers to God, and enemies to themselves, who love market days better than sabbath days, who would rather be selling corn than worshipping God. They have no regard to man: those who have lost the savour of piety, will not long keep the sense of common honesty. They cheat those they deal with. They take advantage of their neighbour's ignorance or necessity, in a traffic which nearly concerns the labouring poor. Could we witness the fraud and covetousness, which, in such numerous forms, render trading an abomination to the Lord, we should not wonder to see many dealers backward in the service of God. But he who thus despises the poor, reproaches his Maker; as it regards Him, rich and poor meet together. Riches that are got by the ruin of the poor, will bring ruin on those that get them. God will remember their sin against them. This speaks the case of such unjust, unmerciful men, to be miserable indeed, miserable for ever. There shall be terror and desolation every where. It shall come upon them when they little think of it. Thus uncertain are all our creature-comforts and enjoyments, even life itself; in the midst of life we are in death. What will be the wailing in the bitter day which follows sinful and sensual pleasures!
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