Amos Trivia:

A basket of summer fruit
8:1-14

1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.

God showed me 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?

He said, "Amos, what do you see?"

I said, "I see a basket of summer fruit."

God said,

My people will be wiped out. I won't see them anymore.

Instead of singing songs, they will be howling.

There will be dead bodies everywhere. [1]

7 The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

I have sworn by the excellency of Jacob. [2]

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.

The land will tremble and everyone will mourn.

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:

On that day, I'll cause the sun to set at noon,

and the earth will be dark in the middle of the 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.

Everyone will put sackcloth on all loins,

and baldness on every head.

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:

I'll put a famine on the land.

Not a famine of bread or thirst, but of hearing my word.

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.

People will go from sea to sea looking for my word,

but they won't find it.

13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.

In that day, fair virgins and young men will faint from 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.

They will fall and never get up.