Amos 8:4
New International Version
Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land,

New Living Translation
Listen to this, you who rob the poor and trample down the needy!

English Standard Version
Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bring the poor of the land to an end,

Berean Study Bible
Hear this, you who trample the needy, who do away with the poor of the land,

New American Standard Bible
Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,

New King James Version
Hear this, you who swallow up the needy, And make the poor of the land fail,

King James Bible
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Christian Standard Bible
Hear this, you who trample on the needy and do away with the poor of the land,

Contemporary English Version
You people crush those in need and wipe out the poor.

Good News Translation
Listen to this, you that trample on the needy and try to destroy the poor of the country.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hear this, you who trample on the needy and do away with the poor of the land,

International Standard Version
"Hear this, you who are swallowing up the needy, who intend to make the poor of the land fail,

NET Bible
Listen to this, you who trample the needy, and do away with the destitute in the land.

New Heart English Bible
Hear this, you who trample the needy, and destroy the poor of the land,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen to this, those who trample on the needy and ruin those who are oppressed in the world.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear this, O ye that would swallow the needy, And destroy the poor of the land,

New American Standard 1977
Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, and cut off the poor of the land,

King James 2000 Bible
Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

American King James Version
Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

American Standard Version
Hear this, O ye that would swallow up the needy, and cause the poor of the land to fail,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hear now this, ye that oppress the poor in the morning, and drive the needy ones by tyranny from the earth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear this, you that crush the poor, and make the needy of the land to fail,

Darby Bible Translation
Hear this, ye that pant after the needy, even to cause to fail the poor of the land,

English Revised Version
Hear this, O ye that would swallow up the needy, and cause the poor of the land to fail,

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

World English Bible
Hear this, you who desire to swallow up the needy, and cause the poor of the land to fail,

Young's Literal Translation
Hear this, ye who are swallowing up the needy, To cause to cease the poor of the land,
Study Bible
The Basket of Ripe Fruit
3“In that day,” declares the Lord GOD, “the songs of the temple will turn to wailing. Many will be the corpses, strewn in silence everywhere!” 4Hear this, you who trample on the needy, who do away with the poor of the land, 5asking, “When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain? When will the Sabbath end, that we may market wheat? Let us reduce the ephah and increase the shekel; let us cheat with dishonest scales.…
Cross References
Job 24:4
They push the needy off the road and force all the poor of the land into hiding.

Psalm 14:4
Will the workers of iniquity never learn? They devour my people like bread; they refuse to call upon the LORD.

Proverbs 30:14
there is a generation whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are knives, devouring the oppressed from the earth, and the needy from among men.

Ezekiel 45:10
You must use honest scales, a just ephah, and a just bath.

Amos 2:7
They trample on the heads of the poor as on the dust of the earth; they push the needy out of their way. A man and his father have relations with the same girl and so profane My holy name.

Amos 5:11
Therefore, because you trample on the poor and exact from him a tax of grain, you will never live in the stone houses you have built; you will never drink the wine from the lush vineyards you have planted.

Amos 5:12
For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are innumerable. You oppress the righteous, taking bribes and depriving the poor of justice at the gates.

Micah 2:2
They covet fields and seize them, and they take away houses. They deprive a man of his home, a fellow man of his inheritance.

Treasury of Scripture

Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Hear.

Amos 7:16
Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.

1 Kings 22:19
And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.

Isaiah 1:10
Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

swallow.

Amos 2:6
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;

Amos 5:11
Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.

Psalm 12:5
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.







Lexicon
Hear
שִׁמְעוּ־ (šim·‘ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

this,
זֹ֕את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

you who trample
הַשֹּׁאֲפִ֖ים (haš·šō·’ă·p̄îm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7602: To inhale eagerly, to cover, to be angry, to hasten

on the needy,
אֶבְי֑וֹן (’eḇ·yō·wn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 34: In want, needy, poor

who do away with
וְלַשְׁבִּ֖ית (wə·laš·bîṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7673: To repose, desist from exertion

the poor
עֲנִיֵּי־ (‘ă·nî·yê-)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6035: Poor, afflicted, humble, meek

of the land,
אָֽרֶץ׃ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble
(4) Ye that swallow up . . .--Better, ye that pant (or are greedy) for the very ashes on their heads.

Make . . . to fail.--Literally, make . . . to cease: i.e., destroy.

Verse 4. - The prophet, by admonishing the grandees of their iniquities, which they will not cast away, shows how ripe they are for judgment. That swallow up; better, that pant after (Amos 2:6, 7), like a beast after its prey, eager to devour. Even to make the poor of the land to fail; and cause the meek of the land to fail. They grasp at the property of the unresisting poor, adding field to field, and impoverishing them in various ways, to root them out of the land. 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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