Neviim Akharonim Amos Chapter 8

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The Basket of Summer Fruit

8:1 Thus has Adonai HaShem showed me: and Hinnei a basket of summer fruit.

8:2And He said, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said Adonai to me, The end is come upon My people of Yisrael; I will not again pass by them any more.

8:3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, said Adonai HaShem: [there shall be] many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast [them] forth with silence.

8:4 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the Shabbat, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

8:6 That we may buy the poor for Kesef, and the needy for a pair of shoes; [yea], and sell the refuse of the wheat?

8:7 Adonai has sworn by the excellency of Yaakov (יעקב), Surely I will never forget any of their works.

8:8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwells therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as [by] the flood of Mitzrayim.

8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, said Adonai HaShem, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:

8:10 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.

8:11 Hinnei, the days come, said Adonai HaShem, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the Divrei Adonai:

8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek Dvar Adonai, and shall not find [it].

8:13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.

8:14 They that swear by the sin of Shomeron (שׁמרון), and say, Thy god, O Dan, lives; and, The manner of BeerSheva (בּאר שׁבע) lives; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.

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