Thus hath the Lorde God shewed vnto me: and beholde, a basket of sommer fruite.
And he sayde: Amos, what seest thou?
And I sayde: A basket of sommer fruite.
Then sayd the Lord vnto me, The end is come vpon my people of Israel, I wil passe by them no more.
And the songues of the temple shalbe howlinges in that day sayth the Lorde God: many dead bodies shalbe in euery place, they shal cast them foorth with scilence.
Heare this, O ye that swallow vp the poore, that ye may make the needy of the lande to fayle,
Saying, When will the new moneth be gone, that we may sell corne?
& the Sabbath, that we may set foorth wheate, and make the Epha small, & the sicle great, & falsifie the wayghtes by deceite?
That we may bie the poore for siluer, and the needy for shoes, yea and sell the refuse of the wheate?
The Lorde hath sworne by the excellencie of Iacob, surely I will neuer forget any of their workes.
Shall not the lande tremble for this, and euerie one mourne that dwelleth therin?
And it shall rise vp wholly as a flood, and it shalbe cast out, and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
And in that day, sayth the Lord God, I will euen cause the sunne to go downe at noone, and I wil darken the earth in the cleare day.
And I will turne your feastes into mourning, and all your songues into lamentation: and I will bring sackecloth vpon all loynes, and baldnesse vpon euery head, & I will make it as the mourning of an only sonne, and the end therof as a bitter day.
Behold the dayes come sayth the Lord God, that I will sende a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor thirst for water, but of hearing the worde of the Lorde.
And they shall wander from sea to sea, & from the north euen vnto the east shal they run to and fro to seke the worde of the Lord, and shall not finde it.
In that day shall the fayre virgins, and the young men perishe for thirst.
They that swere by the sinne of Samaria, & that say, Thy God O Dan liueth, & the maner of Beerseba liueth, euen they shall fall, and neuer rise vp againe.