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Amos 8 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Fourth Vision: A Basket of Summer Fruit
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:1 -

The Lord GOD showed me this: a basket of summer fruit.

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He asked me, “What do you see, Amos? ”

I replied, “A basket of summer fruit.”[fn]

The LORD said to me, “The end has come for my people Israel; I will no longer spare them.

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“In that day the temple[fn] songs will become wailing” ​— ​this is the Lord GOD’s declaration. “Many dead bodies, thrown everywhere! Silence! ”

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Hear this, you who trample on the needy

and do away with the poor of the land,

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asking, “When will the New Moon be over

so we may sell grain,

and the Sabbath,

so we may market wheat?

We can reduce the measure

while increasing the price[fn]

and cheat with dishonest scales.

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“We can buy the poor with silver

and the needy for a pair of sandals

and even sell the chaff! ”

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The LORD has sworn by the Pride of Jacob:[fn]

I will never forget all their deeds.

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Because of this, won’t the land quake

and all who dwell in it mourn?

All of it will rise like the Nile;

it will surge and then subside

like the Nile in Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:9 -

And in that day —

this is the declaration of the Lord GOD  —

I will make the sun go down at noon;

I will darken the land in the daytime.

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I will turn your feasts into mourning

and all your songs into lamentation;

I will cause everyone[fn] to wear sackcloth

and every head to be shaved.

I will make that grief

like mourning for an only son

and its outcome like a bitter day.

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Look, 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:12 -

People will stagger from sea to sea

and roam from north to east

seeking the word of the LORD,

but they will not find it.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:13 -

In that day the beautiful young women,

the young men also, will faint from thirst.

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Those who swear by the guilt of Samaria

and say, “As your god lives, Dan,”

or, “As the way[fn][fn] of Beer-sheba lives” —

they will fall, never to rise again.

CSB Footnotes
In Hb the word for summer fruit sounds like the word for end.
Or palace
Lit reduce the ephah and make the shekel great
= the Lord or the promised land
Lit every waist
LXX reads god
Or power

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