Amos 8:1
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New International Version
This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me: a basket of ripe fruit.

New Living Translation
Then the Sovereign LORD showed me another vision. In it I saw a basket filled with ripe fruit.

English Standard Version
This is what the Lord GOD showed me: behold, a basket of summer fruit.

New American Standard Bible
Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, there was a basket of summer fruit.

King James Bible
Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Lord GOD showed me this: A basket of summer fruit.

International Standard Version
This is what the Lord GOD showed me: Look! A basket of summer fruit!

NET Bible
The sovereign LORD showed me this: I saw a basket of summer fruit.

New Heart English Bible
Thus the LORD showed me: look, a basket of summer fruit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the Almighty LORD showed me: a basket of ripe summer fruit.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus the Lord GOD showed me; and behold a basket of summer fruit.

New American Standard 1977
Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, there was a basket of summer fruit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus hath the Lord GOD showed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus has the Lord GOD showed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.

American King James Version
Thus has the Lord GOD showed to me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.

American Standard Version
Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me: and, behold, a basket of summer fruit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things the Lord shewed to me: and behold a hook to draw down the fruit.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus did Jehovah shew unto me; and behold, a basket of summer-fruit.

English Revised Version
Thus the Lord GOD shewed me: and behold, a basket of summer fruit.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus hath the Lord GOD shown to me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.

World English Bible
Thus the Lord Yahweh showed me: behold, a basket of summer fruit.

Young's Literal Translation
Thus hath the Lord Jehovah shewed me, and, lo, a basket of summer-fruit.
Study Bible
The Basket of Ripe Fruit
1Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, there was a basket of summer fruit. 2He said, "What do you see, Amos?" And I said, "A basket of summer fruit." Then the LORD said to me, "The end has come for My people Israel. I will spare them no longer.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 24:1
After Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the officials of Judah with the craftsmen and smiths from Jerusalem and had brought them to Babylon, the LORD showed me: behold, two baskets of figs set before the temple of the LORD!

Amos 7:17
"Therefore, thus says the LORD, 'Your wife will become a harlot in the city, your sons and your daughters will fall by the sword, your land will be parceled up by a measuring line and you yourself will die upon unclean soil. Moreover, Israel will certainly go from its land into exile.'"

Amos 8:2
He said, "What do you see, Amos?" And I said, "A basket of summer fruit." Then the LORD said to me, "The end has come for My people Israel. I will spare them no longer.
Treasury of Scripture

Thus has the Lord GOD showed to me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.

Amos 7:1,4,7 Thus has the Lord GOD showed to me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers …

(1, 2) The visions are resumed as though the priest at Bethel had trembled at the presence of Amos, and had ceased to persecute him. There is a remarkable play of words, qaits being the Hebrew for "summer fruit," and qts for "end." It is harvest time, the end of the agricultural year. Israel is ripe for his final doom, that shall sweep down like a scythe. For "pass by" see on Amos 7:8.

Verses 1-14. - § 5. In the fourth vision, the basket of summer fruit, the Lord shows that the people is ripe for judgment. Explaining this revelation, Amos denounces the oppression and greed of the chieftains (vers. 4-10), and warns them that those who despise the Word of God shall some day suffer from a famine of the Word (vers. 11-14). Verse 1. - A basket of summer fruit; Septuagint, ἄγγος ἰξευτοῦ, "a fowler's vessel;" Vulgate, uncinus pomorum, which Jerome explains," Sicut uncino rami arborum detrahuntur ad poma carpenda, ita ego proximum captivitatis tempus attraxi." The word chelub is taken to mean "a basket of wickerwork;" it is used for "a cage" in Jeremiah 5:27, but is found nowhere else. The gathering of fruit was the last harvest of the year, and thus fitly typified the final punishment of Israel. This is set forth by the play on the word in the next verse. Thus hath the Lord God showed unto me,.... Another vision, which is the fourth, and after the following manner:

and, behold, a basket of summer fruit; not of the first ripe fruit, but of such as were gathered at the close of the summer, when autumn began. So the Targum,

"the last of the summer fruit;''

such as were fully ripe, and would not keep till winter; or, if kept, would rot; but must be eaten directly, as some sort of apples, grapes, &c. denoting the people of Israel being ripe for destruction, and would be quickly devoured by their enemies; and that, as they had had a summer of prosperity, they would now have a sharp winter of adversity. CHAPTER 8

Am 8:1-14. Vision of a Basket of Summer Fruit Symbolical, of Israel's End. Resuming the Series of Symbols Interrupted by Amaziah, Amos Adds a Fourth. The Avarice of the Oppressors of the Poor: The Overthrow of the Nation: The Wish for the Means of Religious Counsel, when There Shall Be a Famine of the Word.

1. summer fruit—Hebrew, kitz. In Am 8:2 "end" is in Hebrew, keetz. The similarity of sounds implies that, as the summer is the end of the year and the time of the ripeness of fruits, so Israel is ripe for her last punishment, ending her national existence. As the fruit is plucked when ripe from the tree, so Israel from her land.8:1-3 Amos saw a basket of summer fruit gathered, and ready to be eaten; which signified, that the people were ripe for destruction, that the year of God's patience was drawing towards a conclusion. Such summer fruits will not keep till winter, but must be used at once. Yet these judgments shall not draw from them any acknowledgement, either of God's righteousness or their own unrighteousness. Sinners put off repentance from day to day, because they think the Lord thus delays his judgments.
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