Psalm 113:1-8 and Amos 8:4-7
1 Alleluia. Praise the Lord, children. Praise the name of the Lord.
2 Blessed is the name of the Lord, from this time forward and even forever.
3 From the rising of the sun, even to its setting, praiseworthy is the name of the Lord.
4 The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory is high above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord, our God, who dwells on high,
6 and who gazes upon the humble things in heaven and on earth?
7 He lifts up the needy from the ground, and he urges the poor away from filth,
8 so that he may place him with the leaders, with the leaders of his people.
4 Hear this, you who crush the poor and who make those in need of land to do without.
5 You say, "When will the first day of the month be over, so we can sell our wares, and the sabbath, so we can open the grain: in order that we may decrease the measure, and increase the price, and substitute deceitful scales,
6 in order that we may possess the destitute with money, and the poor for a pair of shoes, and may sell even the refuse of the grain?"
7 The Lord has sworn by the arrogance of Jacob: I will not forget, even to the end, all their works.
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