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Amos 8 (WEBP)

[1] Thus the Lord Yahweh showed me: behold, a basket of summer fruit.
[2] He said, “Amos, what do you see?” I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then Yahweh said to me, “The end has come on my people Israel. I will not again pass by them any more.
[3] The songs of the temple will be wailing in that day,” says the Lord Yahweh. “The dead bodies will be many. In every place they will throw them out with silence.
[4] Hear this, you who desire to swallow up the needy, and cause the poor of the land to fail,
[5] saying, ‘When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may market wheat, making the ephah° small, and the shekel° large, and dealing falsely with balances of deceit;
[6] that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals, and sell the sweepings with the wheat?’ ”
[7] Yahweh has sworn by the pride of Jacob, “Surely I will never forget any of their works.
[8] Won’t the land tremble for this, and everyone mourn who dwells in it? Yes, it will rise up wholly like the River; and it will be stirred up and sink again, like the River of Egypt.
[9] It will happen in that day,” says the Lord Yahweh, “that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day.
[10] I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will make you wear sackcloth on all your bodies, and baldness on every head. I will make it like the mourning for an only son, and its end like a bitter day.
[11] Behold, the days come,” says the Lord Yahweh, “that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing Yahweh’s words.
[12] They will wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they will run back and forth to seek Yahweh’s word, and will not find it.
[13] In that day the beautiful virgins and the young men will faint for thirst.
[14] Those who swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, ‘As your god, Dan, lives,’ and, ‘As the way of Beersheba lives,’ they will fall, and never rise up again.”

Amos 8:5a 1 ephah is about 22 liters or about 2/3 of a bushel
Amos 8:5b a normal shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Amos 8 (KJVS)

[1] Thus hath the Lord H136 GOD H3069 shewed H7200 (8689) unto me: and behold a basket H3619 of summer fruit H7019.
[2] And he said H559 (8799), Amos H5986, what seest H7200 (8802) thou? And I said H559 (8799), A basket H3619 of summer fruit H7019. Then said H559 (8799) the LORD H3068 unto me, The end H7093 is come H935 (8804) upon my people H5971 of Israel H3478; I will not again H3254 (8686) pass H5674 (8800) by them any more.
[3] And the songs H7892 of the temple H1964 shall be howlings H3213 (8689) in that day H3117, saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069: [there shall be] many H7227 dead bodies H6297 in every place H4725; they shall cast [them] forth H7993 (8689) with silence H2013 (8761).
[4] Hear H8085 (8798) this, O ye that swallow up H7602 (8802) the needy H34, even to make H7673 the poor H6041 (8675) H6035 of the land H776 to fail H7673 (8687),
[5] Saying H559 (8800), When will the new moon H2320 be gone H5674 (8799), that we may sell H7666 (8686) corn H7668? and the sabbath H7676, that we may set forth H6605 (8799) wheat H1250, making the ephah H374 small H6994 (8687), and the shekel H8255 great H1431 (8687), and falsifying H5791 (8763) the balances H3976 by deceit H4820?
[6] That we may buy H7069 (8800) the poor H1800 for silver H3701, and the needy H34 for a pair of shoes H5275; [yea], and sell H7666 (8686) the refuse H4651 of the wheat H1250?
[7] The LORD H3068 hath sworn H7650 (8738) by the excellency H1347 of Jacob H3290, Surely I will never H5331 forget H7911 (8799) any of their works H4639.
[8] Shall not the land H776 tremble H7264 (8799) for this, and every one mourn H56 (8804) that dwelleth H3427 (8802) therein? and it shall rise up H5927 (8804) wholly as a flood H2975; and it shall be cast out H1644 (8738) and drowned H8257 (8738) (8675) H8248 (8738), as [by] the flood H216 of Egypt H4714.
[9] And it shall come to pass in that day H3117, saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069, that I will cause the sun H8121 to go down H935 (8689) at noon H6672, and I will darken H2821 (8689) the earth H776 in the clear H216 day H3117:
[10] And I will turn H2015 (8804) your feasts H2282 into mourning H60, and all your songs H7892 into lamentation H7015; and I will bring up H5927 (8689) sackcloth H8242 upon all loins H4975, and baldness H7144 upon every head H7218; and I will make H7760 (8804) it as the mourning H60 of an only H3173 [son], and the end H319 thereof as a bitter H4751 day H3117.
[11] Behold, the days H3117 come H935 (8802), saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069, that I will send H7971 (8689) a famine H7458 in the land H776, not a famine H7458 of bread H3899, nor a thirst H6772 for water H4325, but of hearing H8085 (8800) the words H1697 of the LORD H3068:
[12] And they shall wander H5128 (8804) from sea H3220 to sea H3220, and from the north H6828 even to the east H4217, they shall run to and fro H7751 (8787) to seek H1245 (8763) the word H1697 of the LORD H3068, and shall not find H4672 (8799) [it].
[13] In that day H3117 shall the fair H3303 virgins H1330 and young men H970 faint H5968 (8691) for thirst H6772.
[14] They that swear H7650 (8737) by the sin H819 of Samaria H8111, and say H559 (8804), Thy god H430, O Dan H1835, liveth H2416; and, The manner H1870 of Beersheba H884 liveth H2416; even they shall fall H5307 (8804), and never rise up H6965 (8799) again.

Young’s Literal Translation

Amos 8 (YLT)

[1] Thus hath the Lord Jehovah shewed me, and, lo, a basket of summer-fruit.
[2] And He saith, ‘What art thou seeing, Amos?’ and I say, ‘A basket of summer-fruit.’ And Jehovah saith unto me: ‘The end hath come unto My people Israel, I do not add any more to pass over to it.
[3] And howled have songstresses of a palace in that day, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, Many are the carcases, into any place throw-hush!
[4] Hear this, ye who are swallowing up the needy, To cause to cease the poor of the land,
[5] Saying, When doth the new moon pass, And we sell ground corn? And the sabbath, and we open out pure corn? To make little the ephah, And to make great the shekel, And to use perversely balances of deceit.
[6] To purchase with money the poor, And the needy for a pair of sandals, Yea, the refuse of the pure corn we sell.
[7] Sworn hath Jehovah by the excellency of Jacob: ‘I forget not for ever any of their works.
[8] For this doth not the land tremble, And mourned hath every dweller in it? And come up as a flood hath all of it. And it hath been cast out, and hath sunk, Like the flood of Egypt.
[9] And it hath come to pass in that day, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, I have caused the sun to go in at noon, And caused darkness on the land in a day of light,
[10] And have turned your festivals to mourning, And all your songs to lamentation, And caused sackcloth to come up on all loins, And on every head-baldness, And made it as a mourning of an only one, And its latter end as a day of bitterness.
[11] Lo, days are coming, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And I have sent a famine into the land, Not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water But of hearing the words of Jehovah.
[12] And they have wandered from sea unto sea, And from north even unto east, They go to and fro to seek the word of Jehovah, And they do not find.
[13] In that day faint do the fair virgins, And the young men, with thirst.
[14] Those swearing by the guilt of Samaria, And have said, Live doth thy god, O Dan, And, Live doth the way of Beer-Sheba, And they have fallen-and rise not again!’