Amos 8 ©

1 By a basket of summer fruit is shewed the near approach of Israel's end. 4 Their oppression of the poor shall cause their joy to be turned into mourning. 11 A famine of God's word threatened.


THUS hath the Lord GOD ashewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.


And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, bA basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, cThe end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.


And dthe songs of the temple 1shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: ethere shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth 2with silence.


¶Hear this, O ye that fswallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,


Saying, gWhen will the new 3moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the hsabbath, that we may 4set forth wheat, imaking the ephah small, and the shekel great, and 5falsifying the balances by deceit?


That jwe may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?


The LORD hath sworn by kthe excellency of Jacob, Surely lI will never forget any of their works.


Shall not the land mtremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and nit shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.


And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that oI will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:


And I will turn your pfeasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and qI will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and rbaldness upon every head; and I will make it sas the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.


¶Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but tof hearing the words of the LORD:


And they shall wander ufrom sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and vshall not find it.

v v.11. Is. 5.5,6.

In that day shall wthe fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.


They that swear by xthe sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, yO Dan, liveth; and, The 6manner of zBeer-sheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.