Amos 8


The Container of a Fowler

1Thus [2showed 3to me 1the  lord]. And behold, a container of a fowler. 2And the  lord said, What do you see, Amos? And I said, A container of a fowler. And the  lord said to me, [3is come 1The 2end] for my people Israel; I shall not proceed any longer to pass by them. 3And [5shall shriek 1the 2fretworks 3of the 4temple] in that day, says the  lord. And there shall be many falling; in every place I will cast a silence. 4Hear indeed these things! O ones obliterating the needy, and tyrannizing the poor of the land. 5Saying, When shall [3go by 1the 2month] that we shall make trade, and the Sabbaths, that we shall open the treasury to make the measure small, and to unequally magnify the scale-weight, and to make the yoke balance scale unjust? 6That we may acquire [2by 3silver 1the poor], and the needy in return for sandals; and of every business we shall trade. 7The  lord swears an oath according to the pride of Jacob, Shall there be forgotten for victory any of their works, no. 8And concerning these things, [4not 1shall 5be disturbed 2the 3land], and [6mourn 1all 2the ones 3dwelling 4in 5it]? And [3shall ascend 4as 5a river 1the 2consumption], and shall go down as the river of Egypt. 9And it will be in that day, says the  lord, [3shall go down 1the 2sun] at midday, and [3shall darken 4upon 5the 6earth 7during 8the day 1the 2light]; 10and I will convert your holiday feasts into mourning, and all your songs into wailing. And I will bring upon every loin, sackcloth; and upon every head, baldness. And I will appoint him as one mourning a beloved one; and the ones with him as a day of grief.

A Famine of the Word

11Behold days come, says the  lord, and I will send out famine upon the land; not a famine of bread loaves, nor famine of water, but a famine to hear the word of the  lord. 12And [2shall shake 1waters] from the sea unto sea. And from north unto east ones shall run about seeking the word of the  lord, and in no way should they find. 13In that day [7will dissipate 1the 3virgins 2fair 4and 5the 6young men] by thirst. 14The ones swearing an oath according to the atonement of Samaria, and ones saying, [2lives 1Your God], O Dan; and your God, O Beer-sheba. And they shall fall and in no way should they rise up again.
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