Amos prophesies the downfall of Israel—There will be a famine of hearing the word of the Lord.
1 Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.
3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith 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, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
6 That we may abuy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into alamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and bbaldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an conly son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall arun to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.
13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.