Amos 8:3

8:3 songs . . . wailings. The Lord would no longer tolerate the noise of the temple songs (5:23), which would turn to the wailing of bereavement when the Lord came in judgment.

that day. See note 5:18.

many dead bodies. An abundance of corpses was typical in defeated cities in the ancient Near East, especially when conquered by the Assyrians (Nah. 3:3).