Fourth Vision: A Basket of Summer Fruit
1The Lord God showed me this: A basket of summer fruit. 2He asked me, “What do you see, Amos? ” #Am 7:8
I replied, “A basket of summer fruit.” #Jr 24:3
The Lord said to me, “The end has come for My people Israel; #Ezk 7:2-3 I will no longer spare them. #Am 7:8 3In that day the temple # Or palace songs #Am 5:236:4-5 will become wailing” #Am 5:16 — this is the Lord God’s declaration. “Many dead bodies, thrown everywhere! #Is 34:3Jr 33:5Nah 3:3 Silence! ” #Am 6:10
4Hear this, you who trample on the needy #Am 2:75:11-12
and do away with the poor of the land, #Is 10:2
5asking, “When will the New Moon be over
so we may sell grain, #Nm 28:112Kg 4:23
and the Sabbath,
so we may market wheat? #Ex 31:13-17
We can reduce the measure
while increasing the price # Lit reduce the ephah and make the shekel great
and cheat with dishonest scales. #Dt 25:13-15Pr 20:23Hs 12:7
6We can buy the poor with silver
and the needy for a pair of sandals #Am 2:6
and even sell the chaff! ”
7The Lord has sworn #Am 4:2|NoBook| 6:8 by the Pride of Jacob: # = the Lord or the promised land #Dt 33:26Ps 47:4
I will never forget all their deeds. #Ps 10:11Hs 7:2|NoBook| 8:13
8Because of this, won’t the land quake #Ps 18:7|NoBook| 60:2Is 5:25Am 1:1
and all who dwell in it mourn? #Hs 4:3
All of it will rise like the Nile; #Jr 46:7-8
it will surge and then subside
like the Nile in Egypt. #Am 9:5
9And in that day —
this is the declaration of the Lord God
I will make the sun go down at noon; #Is 13:10Ezk 32:7Jl 2:10
I will darken the land in the daytime. #Is 59:9-10Am 4:13|NoBook| 5:8Mt 27:45
10I will turn your feasts into mourning #Jb 20:23Am 5:21
and all your songs into lamentation; #Lm 5:15Hs 2:11Jms 4:9
I will cause everyone # Lit every loin to wear sackcloth #Ezk 7:18
and every head to be shaved. #Is 22:12Jr 48:37Ezk 7:18
I will make that grief
like mourning for an only son #Zch 12:10-14
and its outcome like a bitter day.
11Hear this! The days are coming —
this is the declaration of the Lord God
when I will send a famine through the land:
not a famine of bread or a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the Lord. #Mc 3:6-7
12People will stagger from sea to sea
and roam from north to east,
seeking the word of the Lord, #Ezk 20:3
but they will not find it.
13In that day the beautiful young women, #Lm 1:18|NoBook| 2:21
the young men also, will faint from thirst. #Is 41:17Hs 2:3
14Those who swear by the guilt of Samaria #Hs 8:5
and say, “As your god lives, Dan,” #1Kg 12:28-29
or “As the way # LXX reads god # Or power of Beer-sheba lives” #Am 5:5
they will fall, never to rise again. #Am 5:2Jr 25:27
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