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Amos 8 :: New International Version (NIV)

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A Basket of Ripe Fruit

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:1 - This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me: a basket of ripe fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:2 - “What do you see, Amos?” he asked. “A basket of ripe fruit,” I answered. Then the LORD said to me, “The time is ripe for my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:3 - “In that day,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “the songs in the temple will turn to wailing.[fn] Many, many bodies—flung everywhere! Silence!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:4 - Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land,
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:5 - saying, “When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?”— skimping on the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales,
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:6 - buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:7 - The LORD has sworn by himself, the Pride of Jacob: “I will never forget anything they have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:8 - “Will not the land tremble for this, and all who live in it mourn? The whole land will rise like the Nile; it will be stirred up and then sink like the river of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:9 - “In that day,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:10 - I will turn your religious festivals into mourning and all your singing into weeping. I will make all of you wear sackcloth and shave your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only son and the end of it like a bitter day.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:11 - “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:12 - People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:13 - “In that day “the lovely young women and strong young men will faint because of thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:14 - Those who swear by the sin of Samaria— who say, ‘As surely as your god lives, Dan,’ or, ‘As surely as the god[fn] of Beersheba lives’— they will fall, never to rise again.”
NIV Footnotes
Or “the temple singers will wail
Hebrew the way

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