8
Vision of the Summer Fruit
1Thus the Lord God showed me: Behold, a basket of summer fruit. 2And He said, “Amos, what do you see?”
So I said, “A basket of summer fruit.”
Then the Lord said to me:
#Ezek. 7:2“The end has come upon My people Israel;
#Amos 7:8I will not pass by them anymore.
3And #Amos 5:23the songs of the temple
Shall be wailing in that day,”
Says the Lord God
“Many dead bodies everywhere,
#Amos 6:910They shall be thrown out in silence.”
4Hear this, you who swallow up the needy,
And make the poor of the land fail,
5Saying:
“When will the New Moon be past,
That we may sell grain?
And #Ex. 31:13–17Neh. 13:15the Sabbath,
That we may trade wheat?
#Mic. 6:1011Making the ephah small and the shekel large,
Falsifying the scales by #Lev. 19:3536Deut. 25:13–15deceit,
6That we may buy the poor for #Amos 2:6silver,
And the needy for a pair of sandals—
Even sell the bad wheat?”
7The Lord has sworn by #Deut. 33:2629Ps. 68:34Amos 6:8the pride of Jacob:
“Surely #Ps. 10:11Hos. 7:2Ho 8:13I will never forget any of their works.
8#Hos. 4:3Shall the land not tremble for this,
And everyone mourn who dwells in it?
All of it shall swell like the River,
Heave and subside
#Jer. 46:78Amos 9:5Like the River of Egypt.
9“And it shall come to pass in that day,” says the Lord God,
#Job 5:14Is. 13:10Job 59:910Jer. 15:9(Mic. 3:6)Matt. 27:45Mark 15:32Luke 23:44“That I will make the sun go down at noon,
And I will darken the earth in broad daylight;
10I will turn your feasts into #Lam. 5:15Ezek. 7:18mourning,
#Is. 15:2Jer. 48:37Ezek. 27:31And all your songs into lamentation;
#Jer. 6:26(Zech. 12:10)I will bring sackcloth on every waist,
And baldness on every head;
I will make it like mourning for an only son,
And its end like a bitter day.
11“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God,
“That I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine of bread,
Nor a thirst for water,
But #1 Sam. 3:12 Chr. 15:3Ps. 74:9Ezek. 7:26Mic. 3:6of hearing the words of the Lord.
12They shall wander from sea to sea,
And from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord,
But shall #Hos. 5:6not find it.
13“In that day the fair virgins
And strong young men
Shall faint from thirst.
14Those who #Hos. 4:15swear by #Deut. 9:21the sin of Samaria,
Who say,
‘As your god lives, O Dan!’
And, ‘As the way of #Amos 5:5Beersheba lives!’
They shall fall and never rise again.”
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