NASB — Amos 8 — KJV

Basket of Fruit and Israel’s Captivity

1 Thus the Lord IGOD showed me, and behold, [there was] a basket of summer fruit. 2 He said, “What do you see, Amos?” And aI said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the LORD said to me, “The bend has come for My people Israel. I will Icspare them no longer. 3 IThe asongs of the palace will turn to bwailing in that day,” declares the Lord GOD. “Many [will be] the ccorpses; in every place IIthey will cast them forth IIIin silence.”

[1] IHeb YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the ch
[2] ILit pass him by aJr 24:3 bEzk 7:2, 3, 6 cAm 7:8
[3] IOr They will howl the palace songs IILit he has thrown IIIOr hush! aAm 5:23; 6:4, 5; 8:10 bAm 5:16 cAm 6:8-10

4 ¶ Hear this, you who Iatrample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land, 5 saying,
  “When will the anew moon Ibe over,
  So that we may sell grain,
  And the bsabbath, that we may open the wheat [market],
  To make the IIbushel smaller and the shekel bigger,
  And to ccheat with IIIdishonest scales,
  6 So as to abuy the helpless for Imoney
  And the needy for a pair of sandals,
  And [that] we may sell the refuse of the wheat?”

[4] IOr snap at aPs 14:4; Pv 30:14; Am 2:7; 5:11, 12
[5] ILit pass by IILit ephah IIILit balances of deception aNu 28:11; 2K 4:23 bEx 31:13-17; Ne 13:15 cHo 12:7; Mi 6:11
[6] ILit silver aAm 2:6

  7 ¶ The LORD has asworn by the bpride of Jacob,
  “Indeed, I will cnever forget any of their deeds.
  8 “Because of this will not the land aquake
  And everyone who dwells in it bmourn?
  Indeed, all of it will crise up like the Nile,
  And it will be tossed about
  And subside like the Nile of Egypt.
  9 “It will come about in that day,” declares the Lord GOD,
  “That I will make the asun go down at noon
  And bmake the earth dark in Ibroad daylight.
  10 “Then I will aturn your festivals into mourning
  And all your songs into Ilamentation;
  And I will bring bsackcloth on everyone’s loins
  And baldness on every head.
  And I will make it clike [a time of] mourning for an only son,
  And the end of it will be like a bitter day.

[7] aAm 4:2 bDt 33:26, 29; Ps 68:34; Am 6:8 cPs 10:11; Ho 7:2; 8:13
[8] aPs 18:7; 60:2; Is 5:25 bHo 4:3 cJr 46:7, 8; Am 9:5
[9] ILit a day of light aJb 5:14; Is 13:10; Jr 15:9; Mi 3:6 bIs 59:9, 10; Am 4:13; 5:8
[10] IOr a dirge aJb 20:23; Am 5:21 bIs 15:2, 3; Jr 48:37; Ezk 7:18; 27:31 cJr 6:26; Zc 12:10

  11 ¶ “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD,
  “When I will send a famine on the land,
  Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water,
  But rather afor hearing the words of the LORD.
  12 “People will stagger from sea to sea
  And from the north even to the east;
  They will go to and fro to aseek the word of the LORD,
  But they will not find [it].
  13 “In that day the beautiful avirgins
  And the young men will bfaint from thirst.
  14 “[As for] those who swear by the Iaguilt of Samaria,
  Who say, ‘As your god lives, O bDan,’
  And, ‘As the way of cBeersheba lives,’
  They will fall and dnot rise again.”

[11] a1S 3:1; 2Ch 15:3; Ps 74:9; Ezk 7:26; Mi 3:6
[12] aEzk 20:3, 31
[13] aLm 1:18; 2:21 bIs 41:17; Ho 2:3
[14] IOr Ashimah aHo 8:5 b1K 12:28, 29 cAm 5:5 dAm 5:2


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By a basket of summer fruit is shewed the propinquity of Israel's end.

1 ¶ Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. 2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. 3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: [there shall be] many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast [them] forth with silence.

[1] Am 7:1, 4, 7.
[2] Dt 26:1; 2S 16:1; Is 28:4; Jr 1:11, 12; 5:31; 24:1; 40:10; Lm 4:18; Ezk 3:7, 10; 7:2; 8:6, 12, 17; 12:23; 29:8; Am 7:8; Mi 7:1; Zc 1:18; 5:2, 5.
[3] Lv 10:3; Ps 39:9; Is 37:36; Jr 9:21; 22:18; Ho 10:5; Jol 1:5, 11, 13; Am 4:10; 5:23; 6:9; 8:10; Na 3:3; Zc 11:1.

Oppression is reproved.

4 ¶ Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, 5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? 6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; [yea], and sell the refuse of the wheat? 7 The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works. 8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as [by] the flood of Egypt. 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: 10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only [son], and the end thereof as a bitter day.

[4] 1K 22:19; Ps 12:5; 14:4; 56:1; 140:12; Pv 30:14; Is 1:10; 28:14; 32:6; Jr 5:21; 28:15; Am 2:6; 5:11; 7:16; Mt 23:14; Jm 5:6.
[5] Ex 20:8; Lv 19:36; Nu 10:10; 28:11; Dt 25:13; 2K 4:23; Ne 13:15; Ps 81:3; Pv 11:1; 16:11; 20:23; Is 1:13; 58:13; Ezk 45:10; Ho 12:7; Mi 6:10; Mal 1:13; Ro 8:6; Col 2:16.
[6] Lv 25:39; Ne 5:1, 8; Jol 3:3, 6; Am 2:6; 8:4.
[7] Ex 17:16; Dt 33:26; 1S 15:2; Ps 10:11; 47:4; 68:34; Is 43:25; Jr 17:1; 31:34; Ho 7:2; 8:13; 9:9; Am 6:8; Lk 2:32.
[8] Ps 18:7; 60:2; 114:3; Is 5:25; 8:7; 24:19; Jr 4:24; 12:4; 46:8; Dn 9:26; Ho 4:3; 10:5; Am 8:10; 9:5; Mi 1:3; Na 1:5; Hab 3:5; Hg 2:6; Mt 24:30.
[9] Ex 10:21; Jb 5:14; Is 13:10; 29:9; 59:9; Jr 15:9; Am 4:13; 5:8; Mi 3:6; Mt 24:29; 27:45; Mk 15:33; Lk 23:44; Rv 6:12; 8:12.
[10] Dt 16:14; 1S 25:36; 2S 13:28; Jb 3:5; 20:23; Is 15:2; 21:3; 22:12; Jr 6:26; 48:37; Ezk 7:18; 27:30; Dn 5:4; Ho 2:11; Am 5:23; 6:4; 8:3; Na 1:10; Zc 12:10; Lk 7:12.

A famine of the Word threatened.

11 ¶ Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: 12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find [it]. 13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst. 14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beersheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.

[11] 1S 3:1; 28:6, 15; Ps 74:9; Is 5:6; 30:20; Ezk 7:26; Mi 3:6; Mt 9:36.
[12] Pv 14:6; Dn 12:4; Mt 11:25; 12:30; 24:23; Ro 9:31; 11:7; 2Ti 3:6.
[13] Dt 32:25; Ps 63:1; 144:12; Is 40:30; 41:17; Jr 48:18; Lm 1:18; 2:10, 21; Ho 2:3; Zc 9:17.
[14] Dt 9:21; 33:11; 1K 12:28, 32; 13:22; 14:16; 16:24; 2K 10:29; 2Ch 36:16; Ps 36:12; 140:10; Pv 29:1; Is 43:17; Jr 25:27; 51:64; Ho 4:15; 8:5; 10:5; 13:2, 16; Am 8:5; Zp 1:5; Ac 9:2; 18:25; 19:9, 23; 24:14.


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