1 The vision of Israel's ruin
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, 2 Ezek. 7:2The end is come upon my people of Israel; 2 ch. 7:8I will not again pass by them any more.
5 Saying, When will the [c]new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? 5 And Neh. 13:15the sabbath, that we may [d]set forth wheat, 5 Mic. 6:10Making the ephah small, and the shekel great, 5 And [e]falsifying the balances by deceit?
8 Hos. 4:3Shall not the land tremble for this, 8 And every one mourn that dwelleth therein? 8 And it shall rise up wholly as a flood; 8 And it shall be cast out and drowned, ch. 9:5as by the flood of Egypt.
9 And it shall come to pass [f] 791. [or b.c. 784, or 771 or 770]in that day, saith the Lord God, 9 Job 5:14;Is. 13:10;& 59:9,10;Jer. 15:9;Mic. 3:6That I will cause the sun to go down at noon, 9 And I will darken the earth in the clear day:
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, 10 And all your songs into lamentation; 10 Is. 15:2,3;Jer. 48:37;Ezek. 27:31And I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, 10 And baldness upon every head; 10 Jer. 6:26;Zech. 12:10And I will make it as the mourning of an only son, 10 And the end thereof as a bitter day.
11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, 11 That I will send a famine in the land, 11 Not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, 11 But 1 Sam. 3:1;Ps. 74:9;Ezek. 7:26of hearing the words of the Lord:
13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.
15 The destruction of the sanctuary