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" Thus saith the Lord ; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes... "
Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review - Page 362
1856
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Scripture readings for schools and families, by C.M. Yonge, Volume 3

Charlotte Mary Yonge - 1874
...the younge: ones. But I will send a fire upon Judah, And it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem. Thus saith the LORD ; For three transgressions of...righteous for silver, And the poor for a pair of shoes ; And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar ; And they drink the wine...
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Scripture readings for schools and families, by C.M. Yonge. With comments ...

Charlotte Mary Yonge - 1874
...fathers have walked : But I will send a fire upon Judah, And it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem. Thus saith the LORD ; For three transgressions of...righteous for silver, And the poor for a pair of shoes ; And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar ; And they drink the wine...
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Bacchus Dethroned: Prize Essay

Frederick Powell - Temperance - 1874 - 268 pages
...and to indicate the remedy. In the following passage the human and the Divine plan are contrasted. " Thus saith the Lord ; For three transgressions of...righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes. . . And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine...
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Anniversary

General Conference of the Congregational Churches in Maine - 1875
...back by fraud, crieth. Has not every evil which cursed the earth, been connected with covetousness ; " sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes!" Robbing the Lord of His, it is called " Idolatry." Is He not denied among His professed children, by...
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The Life of Christ, Volume 2

Frederic William Farrar - 1875
...that pollute God among the people " for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread;" of those who sell "the righteous for silver and the poor for a pair of shoes ? " 1 The sudden crisis of temptation might seem frightful, but its issue was decided by the entire...
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Now Don't Try to Reason with Me: Essays and Ironies for a Credulous Age

Wayne C. Booth - Education - 1970 - 387 pages
...and the transgressions of Judah, each of them to be destroyed; and finally down to the doors of home: Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Israel,...righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes. Scholars say that Amos moves in here, geographically, from the furthest outreaches right down to the...
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Congress Volume: Uppsala, 1971

International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament. Congress - Political Science - 1972 - 293 pages
...verse, and that the sin that is connected with the numerical verse is solely the one mentioned in vs. 6: "because they sold the righteous for silver and the poor for a pair of shoes". But the above-mentioned considerations lead me to think that not only is there no itemization in ii...
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The Reader's Bible, a Narrative: Selections from the King James Version

Roland Mushat Frye - Religion - 1977 - 640 pages
...I will send a fire upon Judah, 6 Thus saith the Lord; And it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem. For three transgressions of Israel, And for four,...righteous for silver, And the poor for a pair of shoes; 7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, And turn aside the way of the meek:...
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All the Apostles of the Bible

Herbert Lockyer - Religion - 1988 - 288 pages
...polluting God "for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread" (13:19). Amos describes those selling "the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes" (2:6). There are still those who sell honor and truth, barter away their souls for money, sacrifice...
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Politics and the Rhetoric of Poetry: Perspectives on Modern Anglo-Irish Poetry

International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature. International Congress, C. C. Barfoot, International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature. Conference - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 209 pages
...their oppression of the poor. For example, we are told that the Lord is displeased with his people "because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;" (2:6) And he adds: Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens...
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