נטה nTh hiphil "spread out, incline, stretch out, push aside" three times in Amos: 2:7, 8; 5:12. The first and last of these seem to be used in similar ways: "pushing aside the humble from the path" and "push aside the needy in the gate". 2:8 however seems to use another sense of the word: "spread out beside every altar". Such use of the same word in different ways in adjacent verses is typical of the prophets' love of word play.