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A Vision of a Basket of Fruit

I had another vision from the Sovereign Lord. In it I saw a basket of fruit. The Lord asked, “Amos, what do you see?”

“A basket of fruit,” I answered.

The Lord said to me, “The end[a] has come for my people Israel. I will not change my mind again about punishing them. On that day the songs in the palace will become cries of mourning. There will be dead bodies everywhere. They will be cast out in silence.”[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 8:2 The Hebrew words for “end” and “fruit” sound alike.
  2. Amos 8:3 out in silence; or out. Silence!

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