Amos 9:13

13 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills,

Read Amos 9:13 Using Other Translations

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
"Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.
“The time will come,” says the LORD, “when the grain and grapes will grow faster than they can be harvested. Then the terraced vineyards on the hills of Israel will drip with sweet wine!

What does Amos 9:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Amos 9:13

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord
Or "are coming" {y}; and which will commence upon the accomplishment of the above things, when the church of Christ is raised up and established, the Jews converted, and the Gentiles brought in: that the ploughman shall overtake the reaper;
or "meet the reaper" F26; or come up to him, or touch him, as it may be rendered; and so the Targum; that is, before the reaper has well cut down the grain, or it is scarce gathered in, the ploughman shall be ready to plough up the ground again, that it may be sown, and produce another crop: and the treaders of grapes him that soweth seed;
or "draweth seed" F1; out of his basket, and scatters it in the land; signifying that there should he such an abundance of grapes in the vintage, that they would continue pressing till seedtime; and the whole denotes a great affluence of temporal good things, as an emblem of spiritual ones; see ( Leviticus 26:5 ) ; where something of the like nature is promised, and expressed in much the same manner: and the mountains shall drop sweet wine;
or "new wine" F2; intimating that there shall be abundance of vines grow upon the mountains, which will produce large quantities of wine, so that they shall seem to drop or flow with it: and all the hills shall melt;
with liquors; either with wine or honey, or rather with milk, being covered with flocks and herds, which shall yield abundance of milk; by all which, plenty of spiritual things, as the word and ordinances, and rich supplies of grace, as well as of temporal things, is meant; see ( Joel 3:18 ) .


F25 (Myab Mymy) "dies venientes", Montanus, Burkius.
F26 (ruwqb vrwh vgn) "et [vel] cum occurret arator messori", Vatablus, Drusius; "attingent arator messorem", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "accedet arator ad messorem", Cocceius.
F1 (erzh Kvwm) "trahentem semen", Montanus, Liveleus, Drusius, Mercerus.
F2 (oyoe) "mustum", Pagninus, Montanus, Piscator, Mercerus; "musto", Drusius, Cocceius.
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