Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 chaff!”

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


So that we may buy the poor [as slaves] for silver [since they are unable to support themselves]
And the needy for a pair of sandals,
And that we may sell the leftovers of the wheat [as if it were a good grade of grain]?”

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.

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
That we may buy
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and the needy
H34
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

American

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

A Basket Of Ripe Fruit

5 Saying, When will the month pass through, and we will sell grain? and the Sabbath, and we will open wheat to diminish the ephah, and to enlarge the shekel, and to make crooked the balance of deceit? 6 To buy the poor with silver, and the needy for shoes; and we will sell the refuse of the grain. 7 Jehovah sware by the pride of Jacob, If I will forget forever all their works.



Cross References

Amos 2:6

Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn it back, for their selling the just one for silver and the needy for shoes;

Leviticus 25:39-42

And when thy brother shall be poor with thee, and he was sold to thee, thou shalt not serve upon him the service of a servant.

Nehemiah 5:1-5

And a cry of the people and their wives will be great against their brethren the Jews.

Nehemiah 5:8

And saying to them, We bought off our brethren the Jews, being sold to the nations; according to the sufficiency in us and also will ye sell your brethren? and were they sold to us? And they will be silent, and they found not a word.

Joel 3:3

And for my people they cast the lot: and they will give the boy for a harlot, and they sold the girl for wine; and they will drink

Joel 3:6

And the sons of Judah and the sons of Jerusalem ye sold to the sons of the Grecians, in order to remove them far off from their border.

Amos 8:4

Hear this, ye, panting after the needy, to cause the humble of the, land to cease.

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