1 Thus the Lord GOD showed me: Behold, a basket of summer fruit.
And He said, "Amos, what do you see?" So I said, "A basket of summer fruit." Then the LORD said to me:
a "The end has come upon My people Israel;
b I will not pass by them anymore. 3 And c the songs of the temple
Shall be wailing in that day,"
Says the Lord GOD -
"Many dead bodies everywhere,
d They shall be thrown out in silence."
Hear this, you who 1 swallow up the needy,
And make the poor of the land fail, 5 Saying:
"When will the New Moon be past,
That we may sell grain?
And e the Sabbath,
That we may 2 trade wheat?
f Making the ephah small and the shekel large,
Falsifying the scales by g deceit, 6 That we may buy the poor for h silver,
And the needy for a pair of sandals -
Even sell the bad wheat?"
The LORD has sworn by i the pride of Jacob:
"Surely j I will never forget any of their works. 8 k Shall the land not tremble for this,
And everyone mourn who dwells in it?
All of it shall swell like 3 the River, 4
Heave and subside
l Like the River of Egypt.
"And it shall come to pass in that day," says the Lord GOD,
m "That I will make the sun go down at noon,
And I will darken the earth in 5 broad daylight; 10 I will turn your feasts into n mourning,
o And all your songs into lamentation;
p I will bring sackcloth on every waist,
And baldness on every head;
I will make it like mourning for an only son,
And its end like a bitter day.
"Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord GOD,
"That I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine of bread,
Nor a thirst for water,
But q of hearing the words of the LORD. 12 They shall wander from sea to sea,
And from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD,
But shall r not find it.
"In that day the fair virgins
And strong young men
Shall faint from thirst. 14 Those who s swear by t the 6 sin 6 of Samaria,
'As your god lives, O Dan!'
And, 'As the way of u Beersheba lives!'
They shall fall and never rise again."