4. Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land,
5. saying, 'When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain,
and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?'-
skimping on the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales,
6. buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals,
selling even the sweepings with the wheat.
7 The Lord has sworn by himself, the Pride of Jacob: 'I will never forget anything they have done.
8 'Will not the land tremble for this, and all who live in it mourn?
The whole land will rise like the Nile; it will be stirred up and then sink
like the river of Egypt.