1 The Lord Jehovah showed me this: And, behold, a basket of summer fruit.
2 And He said, Amos, what do you see? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. And
Jehovah said to me, The end has come upon My people Israel; I will not again pass over
him any more.
3 And the songs of the temple will be howling in that day, declares the Lord Jehovah. Many dead bodies everywhere; and they shall throw them out in silence.
4 Hear this, you who swallow up the needy, and make the poor of the land to fail,
5 saying, When will the new moon have passed, so that we may buy grain? Or the
sabbath, so that we may open the wheat; making the ephah smaller, and making the shekel
greater, and falsifying the balances by deceit,
6 in order to buy the poor with silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals, and sell the
refuse of the wheat?
7 Jehovah has sworn by the Pride of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.
8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and everyone who dwells in it mourn? And all of it
shall rise like the light, and it shall overflow and sink like the river of Egypt.
9 And it shall be in that day, declares the Lord Jehovah, that I will cause the sun to go
down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the light of day.
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation. And I
will bring up sackcloth on all loins, and baldness on every head. And I will make it like the
mourning for an only one; and the end of it like a bitter day.
11 Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord Jehovah, that I will send a famine into
the land, not a famine for bread, nor a thirst for water, but rather a famine for hearing the
Words of Jehovah.
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they shall
roam to and fro to seek the Word of Jehovah, and they shall not find it.
13 In that day the beautiful virgins and the young men shall faint with thirst.
14 They who swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, As your god lives, O Dan! and, As
the way of Beer-sheba lives! even they shall fall, and never rise again.