Amos 8 NIV

A Basket of Ripe Fruit

1 This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me:1 a basket of ripe fruit.

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2 "What do you see,2 Amos?3" he asked. "A basket4 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.5

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3 "In that day," declares the Sovereign LORD, "the songs in the temple will turn to wailing.a6 Many, many bodies--flung everywhere! Silence!7"

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    • a 8:3 - Or ""the temple singers will wail"
      4 Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor8 of the land,9

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      5 saying, "When will the New Moon10 be over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market11 wheat?"12-- skimping the measure, boosting the price and cheating13 with dishonest scales,14

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      6 buying the poor15 with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.16

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      7 The LORD has sworn by the Pride of Jacob:17 "I will never forget18 anything they have done.19

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      8 "Will not the land tremble20 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.21

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      9 "In that day," declares the Sovereign LORD, "I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.22

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      10 I will turn your religious feasts23 into mourning and all your singing into weeping.24 I will make all of you wear sackcloth25 and shave26 your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only son27 and the end of it like a bitter day.28

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      11 "The days are coming,"29 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 famine30 of hearing the words of the LORD.31

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      12 Men 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.32

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      13 "In that day "the lovely young women and strong young men33 will faint because of thirst.34

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      14 They who swear by the shameb of Samaria,35 or say, 'As surely as your god lives, O Dan,'36 or, 'As surely as the godc of Beersheba37 lives'-- they will fall,38 never to rise again.39"

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        • b 8:14 - Or "by Ashima"; or "by the idol"
        • c 8:14 - Or "power"