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amos 5:7 [For] those who turn justice into wormwood And cast righteousness down to the earth."

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      7. turn judgment to wormwood--that is, pervert it to most bitter wrong. As justice is sweet, so injustice is bitter to the injured. "Wormwood" is from a Hebrew root, to "execrate," on account of its noxious and bitter qualities.
      leave on righteousness in . . . earth--MAURER translates, "cast righteousness to the ground," as in Isa 28:2; Da 8:12.


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