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In my hearing the Lord of hosts has sworn:(A)
    Many houses shall be in ruins,
    houses large and fine, with nobody living there.(B)
10 Ten acres of vineyard
    shall yield but one bath,[a]
And a homer of seed
    shall yield but an ephah.

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  1. 5:10 Ten acres: a field with ten times the surface area a yoke of oxen could plow in one day. Bath: a liquid measure equal to about twelve gallons. Homer: a dry measure equal to what a donkey can carry, calculated to be about ten bushels. Ephah: a dry measure of about one bushel. So small a harvest is the fruit of the land-grabbers’ greed.

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