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Amos 8:1

A Basket of Ripe Fruit

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

Read Amos 8:1 Using Other Translations

Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.
This is what the Lord GOD showed me: behold, a basket of summer fruit.
Then the Sovereign LORD showed me another vision. In it I saw a basket filled with ripe fruit.

What does Amos 8:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Amos 8:1

Thus hath the Lord God showed unto me
Another vision, which is the fourth, and after the following manner: and, behold, a basket of summer fruit;
not of the first ripe fruit, but of such as were gathered at the close of the summer, when autumn began. So the Targum,

``the last of the summer fruit;''
such as were fully ripe, and would not keep till winter; or, if kept, would rot; but must be eaten directly, as some sort of apples, grapes, &c. denoting the people of Israel being ripe for destruction, and would be quickly devoured by their enemies; and that, as they had had a summer of prosperity, they would now have a sharp winter of adversity.
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