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`Your wife shall whore in the city!
Your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword,
and your land shared out by measure by the victors.
You yourself shall die in an impure land,
and Israel will surely go into exile far from her land.' "
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comments unit 8:1-3
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1 This is
what my Lord
Adonai showed me. Look!
a basket of fruit from summer's end.
2 He said,
"What do you see, Amos?"
And I said,
"A basket of fruit from summer's end."
Then Adonai said to me,
"The end is coming for my people Israel;
I will not again pass them by.
3 They will wail
out the temple
in that day,"
(My Lord Adonai's oracle)
"the corpses are numerous, everywhere thrown out.
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this: You're persecuting the needy,
destroying the humble of the land.
5 saying, "When will the new moon be over
so that we may sell corn;
and the Sabbath,
so that we may offer wheat?
Making the measure small and the price great,
with the help of crooked deceitful scales,
6 acquiring the poor
and the needy for the sake of a pair of sandals,
and selling the husks of the wheat."
by the pride of Jacob:
Surely I will never forget any of their actions.
8 Will the land
and everyone who lives in it mourn?
It will all rise like a river,
and it will be driven away and collapse, like the Nile of Egypt.
9 It will come about on that day,
(Lord Adonai's oracle)
that I will make the sun set at noon,
and darken the land in broad daylight.
10 I will transform
and all your songs into dirges;
I will bring sackcloth round each waist,
and baldness to every head;
I will make it like mourning for an only son,
and it ends like a bitter day.
are surely coming,
when I will send hunger on the land;
not hunger for bread, or thirst for water,
but for hearing Adonai's words.
12 They will stagger from sea to sea,
and from north to east;
they will run back and forth,
seeking the message of Adonai,
but they'll not find it.
13 In that day beautiful young women and young men shall faint of thirst.
14 Swearing by Samaria's guilt,
they say, "as your god lives, Dan!"
and, "as the road to Beer-sheba lives!" -
they will fall, and not rise again.
1 I saw my
lord standing on the altar,
and he said:
"Strike the capitals and the thresholds will shake.
Break them on all their heads.
Those left, I will kill with the sword;
not one who runs away shall get away,
not a fugitive shall escape.
2 If they dig to Sheol,
from there my hand will take them;
if they climb to heaven,
from there I will bring them down.
3 If they hide on Carmel's crest,
from there I will search and take them;
if they hide from my sight on the sea bed,
there I will command the serpent,
and it will bite them.
4 if they go into captivity before their enemies,
there I will command the sword,
and it will kill them.
I will fix my eyes on them
for evil and not for good.
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