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.
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Amos 4:1
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy, who say to your husbands, "Bring us more to drink."

Isaiah 5:7, 8
For the vineyard of the LORD of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the plant of his delight. He looked for justice but saw injustice; for righteousness, but heard a cry of distress. . . .

Isaiah 59:13, 14
rebelling and denying the LORD, turning away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering lies from the heart. . . .

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.

Micah 3:1-3
Then I said: "Hear now, O leaders of Jacob, you rulers of the house of Israel. Should you not know justice? . . .

James 2:6
But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you and drag you into court?

Revelation 11:8-10
Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city--figuratively called Sodom and Egypt--where their Lord was also crucified. . . .

ye have built.

Deuteronomy 28:30, 38, 39
You will be pledged in marriage to a woman, but another man will violate her. You will build a house but not live in it. You will plant a vineyard but not enjoy its fruit. . . .

Isaiah 65:21, 22
They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. . . .

Micah 6:15
You will sow but not reap; you will press olives but not anoint yourselves with oil; you will tread grapes but not drink the wine.

Zephaniah 1:13
Their wealth will be plundered and their houses laid waste. They will build houses but not inhabit them, and plant vineyards but never drink their wine.

Haggai 1:6
You have planted much but harvested little. You eat but never have enough. You drink but never have your fill. You put on clothes but never get warm. You earn wages to put into a bag pierced through."

pleasant vineyards.

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, because you trample on the poor and exact a grain tax from him, you will never live in the houses of cut stone you have built; you will never drink the wine from the lush vineyards you have planted.

International Standard Version
Therefore, since you trample the poor continuously, taxing his grain, building houses of stone in which you won't live and planting fine vineyards from which you won't drink—

NET Bible
Therefore, because you make the poor pay taxes on their crops and exact a grain tax from them, you will not live in the houses you built with chiseled stone, nor will you drink the wine from the fine vineyards you planted.
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