7 They gape over the head of the poor, in the [a]dust of the earth, and pervert the ways of the meek: and a man and his father will go in to a maid, to dishonor mine holy Name.
8 And they lie down upon clothes laid to pledge [b]by every altar: and they [c]drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their God.
9 Yet destroyed I the [d]Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks: notwithstanding I destroyed his fruit from above, and his root from beneath.
Amos 2:7When they have spoiled him and thrown him unto the ground, they gape for his life.
Amos 2:8Thinking by these ceremonies, that is, by sacrificing, and being near mine altar, they may excuse all their other wickedness.
Amos 2:8They spoil others and offer thereof unto God, thinking that he will dispense with them, when he is made partaker of their iniquity.
Amos 2:9The destruction of their enemies and his mercy toward them, should have caused their hearts to melt for love toward him.
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