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6. The plague of the fourth sign — summer fruit, signifying that the time is ripe and the end has come upon Israel 8:1-14
Amos 8 :1 8:1 Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me, and there was a basket of 1summer fruit.
Amos 8 :2 8:2 And He said, What do you see, Amos? And I said, A basket of summer fruit.
Then Jehovah said to me,
The end has come upon My people Israel;
I will not pass them by anymore.
Amos 8 :3 8:3 And the asongs of the temple will be wailings
In that day, declares the Lord Jehovah.
The corpses will be many;
In every place
They will cast them. Hush!
Amos 8 :4 8:4 Hear this, you who pant after the needy
To destroy the wretched of the earth,
Amos 8 :5 8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be over, that we may sell grain?
And the Sabbath, that we may lay open the wheat?
In order to make the ephah small and the shekel large
And to falsify the balances for deceit;
Amos 8 :6 8:6 That we may buy the poor for silver
And the aneedy for a pair of sandals,
And sell the refuse of the wheat.
Amos 8 :7 8:7 Jehovah has sworn by the excellency of Jacob,
I shall by no means forget any of their deeds forever.
Amos 8 :8 8:8 Will the land not quake because of this,
And will all who dwell in it not mourn?
Indeed all of it will arise up like the 1River,
And it will be driven and will sink like the river of Egypt.
Amos 8 :9 8:9 And in that day,
Declares the Lord Jehovah,
I will cause the sun to ago down at noon,
And I will bdarken the land in the light of day.
Amos 8 :10 8:10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning
And all your songs into lamentation;
And I will bring up sackcloth upon all the loins
And baldness upon every head;
And I will make it like the mourning for an aonly child
And the end of it like a bitter day.
Amos 8 :11 8:11 Indeed days are coming,
Declares the Lord Jehovah,
When I will send a hunger into the land,
Not a hunger for bread
Nor a thirst for water,
But for hearing the 1awords of Jehovah.
Amos 8 :12 8:12 And they will totter from sea to sea,
And from the north even to the east;
They will rove about, seeking the word of Jehovah,
But they will not find it.
Amos 8 :13 8:13 In that day the beautiful virgins and the young men
Will swoon because of thirst.
Amos 8 :14 8:14 They who swear by the trespass of Samaria
And say, As your god lives, O Dan!
And, As the way of Beer-sheba lives!
Indeed they will fall and not rise up again.
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