CLV(i) 1 Thus my Lord Yahweh shows me:And behold! a crate of summer fruit. 2 And he is saying, What are you seeing Amos? And I am saying, A crate of summer fruit. And Yahweh is saying to me, The end comes for My people Israel. I will not continue still to pass by them, 3 and the songs of the temple will howl in that day, (averring is my Lord Yahweh). Many are the corpses; in every place He flings them! Hist!" 4 Hear this, you who are snuffing up the needy in the morning, and who eradicate the humble of the land, 5 saying, when will the new moon pass, that we may retail victuals, and the sabbath, that we may open out the cereal, to make the ephah measure small, and to make the shekel weight great, and to distort the scales by deceit, 6 to buy the poor for silver, and the needy for the sake of a pair of sandals? Even the tailings of the cereal we will retail!" 7 Yahweh swears by the pomp of Jacob, if I shall forget permanently any of their doings--!" 8 Over this, shall not the land be disturbed? And everyone dwelling in it mourn? And it will ascend as a waterway, all of it, and it will be driven out and will be drowned as the waterway of Egypt." 9 And it comes in that day (averring is my Lord Yahweh) that I will bring in the sun at noon, and I will darken the land in daylight;" 10 and I will turn your celebrations to mourning, and all your songs to a dirge. And I will bring up sackcloth on all waists, and on every head baldness, and I will make it as the mourning for an only child, and the last of it as a day that is bitter." 11 Behold! the days are coming (averring is my Lord Yahweh), that I will send a famine into the land, not a famine for bread, nor a thirsting for water, but rather for hearing the word of Yahweh." 12 And they rove from sea unto sea, and from the north unto the sunrise; they will go to and fro to seek the word of Yahweh and will not find it." 13 In that day the lovely virgins will swoon, and also the choice men, in thirst, 14 who swear by the guilt of Samaria and say, Living is your Elohim, O Dan! And living is the way of Beer-sheba! Yet they will fall and will not rise again."