“¶ Heare this, O ye that swallow vp the needy, euen to make the poore of the land to faile,”
King James Version (KJV)
1. Thus hath the Lord God shewed vnto me, and beholde, a basket of Summer fruit. 2. And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I sayde, A basket of Summer fruite. Then said the Lord vnto mee, The ende is come vpon my people of Israel; I will not againe passe by them anymore. 3. And the songs of the Temples shalbe howlings in that day, sayth the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in euery place, they shall cast them foorth with silence. 4. ¶ Heare this, O ye that swallow vp the needy, euen to make the poore of the land to faile, 5. Saying, When will the newe Moone be gone, that we may sell corne? and the Sabbath, that wee may set forth wheat, making the Ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? 6. That wee may buy the poore for siluer, & the needie for a paire of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheate? 7. The Lord hath sworne by the excellencie of Iacob, Surely I will neuer forget any of their workes.