Then the Sovereign LORD showed me another vision. In it I saw a basket filled with ripe fruit.
"What do you see, Amos?" he asked.I replied, "A basket full of ripe fruit." Then the LORD said, "This fruit represents my people of Israel -- ripe for punishment! I will not delay their punishment again.
In that day the riotous sounds of singing in the Temple will turn to wailing. Dead bodies will be scattered everywhere. They will be carried out of the city in silence. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!"
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