King James VersionAmos8


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. 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. 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.