A Basket of Ripe Fruit

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

References for Amos 8:1

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.
3 “In that day,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “the songs in the temple will turn to wailing.a Many, many bodies—flung everywhere! Silence!”

References for Amos 8:3

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

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

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      7 The LORD has sworn by himself, the Pride of Jacob: “I will never forget anything they have done.

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