Amos 2:8
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English Standard Version
they lay themselves down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge, and in the house of their God they drink the wine of those who have been fined.

King James Bible
And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god.

American Standard Version
and they lay themselves down beside every altar upon clothes taken in pledge; and in the house of their God they drink the wine of such as have been fined.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sat down upon garments laid to pledge by every altar: and drank the wine of the condemned in the house of their God.

English Revised Version
and they lay themselves down beside every altar upon clothes taken in pledge, and in the house of their God they drink the wine of such as have been fined.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The call to repentance and reformation of life is then appended in Hosea 10:12, Hosea 10:13, clothed in similar figures. Hosea 10:12. "Sow to yourselves for righteousness, reap according to love; plough for yourselves virgin soil: for it is time to seek Jehovah, till He come and rain righteousness upon you. Hosea 10:13. Ye have ploughed wickedness, ye have reaped crime: eaten the fruit of lying: because thou hast trusted in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men." Sowing and reaping are figures used to denote their spiritual and moral conduct. לצדקה, for righteousness, is parallel to לפי חסד; i.e., sow that righteousness may be able to spring up like seed, i.e., righteousness towards your fellow-men. The fruit of this will be chesed, condescending love towards the poor and wretched. Nı̄r nı̄r, both here and in Jeremiah 4:3 to plough virgin soil, i.e., to make land not yet cultivated arable. We have an advance in this figure: they are to give up all their previous course of conduct, and create for themselves a new sphere for their activity, i.e., commence a new course of life. ועת, and indeed it is time, equivalent to, for it is high time to give up your old sinful says and seek the Lord, till (עד) He come, i.e., till He turn His grace to you again, and cause it to rain upon you. Tsedeq, righteousness, not salvation, a meaning which the word never has, and least of all here, where tsedeq corresponds to the tsedâqâh of the first clause. God causes righteousness to rain, inasmuch as He not only gives strength to secure it, like rain for the growth of the seed (cf. Isaiah 44:3), but must also generate and create it in man by His Spirit (Psalm 51:12). The reason for this summons is given in Hosea 10:13, in another allusion to the moral conduct of Israel until now. Hitherto they have ploughed as well as reaped unrighteousness and sin, and eaten lies as the fruit thereof, - lies, inasmuch as they did not promote the prosperity of the kingdom as they imagined, but only led to its decay and ruin. For they did not trust in Jehovah the Creator and rock of salvation, but in their way, i.e., their deeds and their might, in the strength of their army (Amos 6:13), the worthlessness of which they will now discover.

Amos 2:8 Parallel Commentaries

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laid.

Exodus 22:26,27 If you at all take your neighbor's raiment to pledge, you shall deliver it to him by that the sun goes down...

Deuteronomy 24:12-17 And if the man be poor, you shall not sleep with his pledge...

Ezekiel 18:7,12 And has not oppressed any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, has spoiled none by violence, has given his bread to the hungry...

by.

Amos 6:4 That lie on beds of ivory, and stretch themselves on their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock...

Isaiah 57:7 On a lofty and high mountain have you set your bed: even thither went you up to offer sacrifice.

Ezekiel 23:41 And sat on a stately bed, and a table prepared before it, whereupon you have set my incense and my oil.

1 Corinthians 8:10 For if any man see you which have knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple...

1 Corinthians 10:7,21 Neither be you idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play...

they drink.

Amos 6:6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

Judges 9:27 And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, and stepped the grapes, and made merry...

Hosea 4:8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

the condemned. or, such as have fined, or, mulcted.

Cross References
Exodus 22:26
If ever you take your neighbor's cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down,

Ezekiel 18:7
does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, commits no robbery, gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with a garment,

Hosea 7:14
They do not cry to me from the heart, but they wail upon their beds; for grain and wine they gash themselves; they rebel against me.

Amos 3:14
"that on the day I punish Israel for his transgressions, I will punish the altars of Bethel, and the horns of the altar shall be cut off and fall to the ground.

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, that we may drink!'

Amos 6:6
who drink wine in bowls and anoint themselves with the finest oils, but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!

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