Parallel Verses

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 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.

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."

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 You say, "When will the new moon festival be over, so we can sell grain? When will the Sabbath end, so we can open up the grain bins? We're eager to sell less for a higher price, and to cheat the buyer with rigged scales! 6 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!" 7 The Lord confirms this oath by the arrogance of Jacob: "I swear I will never forget all you have done!



Cross References

Amos 2:6

This is what the Lord says: "Because Israel has committed three covenant transgressions -- make that four! -- I will not revoke my decree of judgment. They sold the innocent for silver, the needy for a pair of sandals.

Leviticus 25:39-42

"'If your brother becomes impoverished with regard to you so that he sells himself to you, you must not subject him to slave service.

Nehemiah 5:1-5

Then there was a great outcry from the people and their wives against their fellow Jews.

Nehemiah 5:8

I said to them, "To the extent possible we have bought back our fellow Jews who had been sold to the Gentiles. But now you yourselves want to sell your own countrymen, so that we can then buy them back!" They were utterly silent, and could find nothing to say.

Joel 3:3

and they cast lots for my people. They traded a boy for a prostitute; they sold a little girl for wine so they could drink.

Joel 3:6

You sold Judeans and Jerusalemites to the Greeks, removing them far from their own country.

Amos 8:4

Listen to this, you who trample the needy, and do away with the destitute in the land.

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