New International Version
There are those who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground.
King James Bible
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Darby Bible Translation
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,
World English Bible
You who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth:
Young's Literal Translation
Ye who are turning to wormwood judgment, And righteousness to the earth have put down,
Amos 5:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood - Who pervert judgment; causing him who obtains his suit to mourn sorely over the expenses he has incurred in gaining his right.
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Their Redeemer is strong.--JER. 50:34. I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins.--I have laid help upon one that is mighty.--The Lord. . . thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.--Mighty to save.--Able to keep you from falling.--Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.--He is able . . . to save them …
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Whether, by Penance, Man is Restored to his Former Dignity?
Journey to Jerusalem. Ten Lepers. Concerning the Kingdom.
The Prophecy of Obadiah.
The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
They make many promises, take false oaths and make agreements; therefore lawsuits spring up like poisonous weeds in a plowed field.
I will destroy her ruler and kill all her officials with him," says the LORD.
"They do not know how to do right," declares the LORD, "who store up in their fortresses what they have plundered and looted."
For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
Do horses run on the rocky crags? Does one plow the sea with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness--
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