Fourth Vision: A Basket of Summer Fruit

1 The Lord God showed me this: A basket of summer fruit.

References for Amos 8:1

      2 He asked me, "What do you see, Amos?" I replied, "A basket of summer fruit." The Lord said to me, "The end has come for My people Israel; I will no longer spare them.a

      References for Amos 8:2

        • a 8:2 - Am 7:8
          3 In that day the templeb songs will become wailing"-the Lord God 's declaration. "Many dead bodies, thrown everywhere!c Silence!"d

          References for Amos 8:3

            • b 8:3 - Or palace
            • c 8:3 - Isa 34:3; Jr 33:5; Nah 3:3
            • d 8:3 - Am 6:10
              4 Hear this, you who trample on the needy and do away with the poor of the land,e

              References for Amos 8:4

                • e 8:4 - Isa 10:2
                  5 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 pricef and cheat with dishonest scales.g

                  References for Amos 8:5

                    • f 8:5 - Lit reduce the ephah and make the shekel great
                    • g 8:5 - Dt 25:13-15; Pr 20:23; Hs 12:7
                      6 We can buy the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandalsh and even sell the wheat husks!"

                      References for Amos 8:6

                        • h 8:6 - Am 2:6
                          7 The Lord has sworn by the Pride of Jacob:i I will never forget all their deeds.

                          References for Amos 8:7

                            • i 8:7 - the Lord or the promised land; Am 6:8; Ps 47:4; Nah 2:2
                              8 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.j

                              References for Amos 8:8

                                • j 8:8 - Am 9:5
                                  9 And in that day- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God - I will make the sun go down at noon;k I will darken the land in the daytime.

                                  References for Amos 8:9

                                    • k 8:9 - Isa 13:10; Ezk 32:7; Jl 2:10,31
                                      10 I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation;l I will cause everyonem to wear sackcloth and every head to be shaved.n I will make that grief like mourning for an only sono and its outcome like a bitter day.

                                      References for Amos 8:10

                                        • l 8:10 - Lm 5:15; Hs 2:11; Jms 4:9
                                        • m 8:10 - Lit every loin
                                        • n 8:10 - Isa 22:12; Jr 48:37; Ezk 7:18
                                        • o 8:10 - Zch 12:10-14
                                          11 Hear this! 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.p

                                          References for Amos 8:11

                                              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.
                                              13 In that day the beautiful young women, the young men also, will faint from thirst.
                                              14 Those who swear by the guilt of Samaria and say, "As your god lives, Dan," or "As the wayqrof Beer-sheba lives"- they will fall, never to rise again.s

                                              References for Amos 8:14

                                                • q 8:14 - LXX reads god
                                                • r 8:14 - Or power
                                                • s 8:14 - Am 5:2; Jr 25:27