Amós 8

1 Thus hath the Lord GOD showed 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 over them any more.

3 And the cantors of the temple shall howl in that day, said 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, and cut off the poor of the land,

5 saying, When the month is over, we will sell the wheat; and after the sabbath day we will open [the storehouse] of bread, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit;

6 that we may buy the poor for money and the needy for a pair of shoes and sell the refuse of the wheat.

7 The LORD has 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 dwells therein? and it shall all rise up as a flood, and it shall be cast out and sunk, as the river of Egypt.

9 And it shall come to pass in that day, said the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will cover the earth with darkness in the clear day;

10 and I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; and I will cause sackcloth to be brought up 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, said the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine to the earth, 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 the fair virgins and young men shall faint for thirst.

14 Those that swear by the guiltiness of Samaria and say, As thy God of Dan lives; and, As the way of Beersheba lives, even they shall fall, and never rise up again.: