Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So as to buy the helpless for money And the needy for a pair of sandals, And that we may sell the refuse of the wheat?"

King James Version

That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

Holman Bible

We can buy the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals and even sell the wheat husks!"

International Standard Version

buying the poor for cash, and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling chaff mixed in with the wheat.'

A Conservative Version

that we may buy the poor for silver, and a needy man for a pair of shoes, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

American Standard Version

that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

Amplified

That we may buy [into slavery] the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals; yes, and sell the refuse of the wheat [as if it were good grade]?

Bible in Basic English

Getting the poor for silver, and him who is in need for the price of two shoes, and taking a price for the waste parts of the grain.

Darby Translation

that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; and that we may sell the refuse of the wheat.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that we may buy the poor for money and the needy for a pair of shoes and sell the refuse of the wheat.

Julia Smith Translation

To buy the poor with silver, and the needy for shoes; and we will sell the refuse of the grain.

King James 2000

That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

Lexham Expanded Bible

{That we can} buy [the] powerless with silver and [the] poor for the sake of a pair of sandals, and we can sell the waste of the grain?"

Modern King James verseion

that we may buy the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals; and sell the chaff of the wheat?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We shall set up false weights, that we may get the poor under us with their money, and the needy also for shoes: yea let us sell the chaff for corn."

NET Bible

We're eager to trade silver for the poor, a pair of sandals for the needy! We want to mix in some chaff with the grain!"

New Heart English Bible

that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the sweepings with the wheat?'"

The Emphasized Bible

Who buy - for silver - the poor, and the needy for a pair of shoes, - and that the refuse of the grain we may sell.

Webster

That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; and even sell the refuse of the wheat?

World English Bible

that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the sweepings with the wheat?'"

Youngs Literal Translation

To purchase with money the poor, And the needy for a pair of sandals, Yea, the refuse of the pure corn we sell.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and the needy
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

for a pair of shoes
נעלה נעל 
Na`al 
Usage: 22

yea, and sell
שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 21

the refuse
מפּל 
Mappal 
Usage: 2

References

Context Readings

A Basket Of Ripe Fruit

5 saying, "When will the new moon be over, So that we may sell grain, And the sabbath, that we may open the wheat market, To make the bushel smaller and the shekel bigger, And to cheat with dishonest scales, 6 So as to buy the helpless for money And the needy for a pair of sandals, And that we may sell the refuse of the wheat?" 7 The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob, "Indeed, I will never forget any of their deeds.



Cross References

Amos 2:6

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they sell the righteous for money And the needy for a pair of sandals.

Leviticus 25:39-42

'If a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave's service.

Nehemiah 5:1-5

Now there was a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers.

Nehemiah 5:8

I said to them, "We according to our ability have redeemed our Jewish brothers who were sold to the nations; now would you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us?" Then they were silent and could not find a word to say.

Joel 3:3

"They have also cast lots for My people, Traded a boy for a harlot And sold a girl for wine that they may drink.

Joel 3:6

and sold the sons of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks in order to remove them far from their territory,

Amos 8:4

Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,

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