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The Basket of Fruit

Thus the Lord God showed me: behold, a basket of summer fruit.[a] And he said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.”[b] Then the Lord said to me,

“The end[c] has come upon my people Israel;
    I will never again pass by them.
The songs of the temple[d] shall become wailings in that day,”
                says the Lord God;
“the dead bodies shall be many;
    in every place they shall be cast out in silence.”[e]

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 8:1 Heb qayits
  2. Amos 8:2 Heb qayits
  3. Amos 8:2 Heb qets
  4. Amos 8:3 Or palace
  5. Amos 8:3 Or be silent!

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