The Book of Amos
1 – These things the Lord shewed to me: and behold a hook to draw down the fruit.
2 – And he said: What seest thou, Amos? And I said: A hook to draw down fruit. And the Lord said to me: The end is come upon my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more.
3 – And the hinges of the temple shall screak in that day, saith the Lord God: many shall die: silence shall be cast in every place.
4 – Hear this, you that crush the poor, and make the needy of the land to fail,
5 – Saying: When will the month be over, and we shall sell our wares: and the sabbath, and we shall open the corn: that we may lessen the measure, and increase the sicle, and may convey in deceitful balances,
6 – That we may possess the needy for money, and the poor for a pair of shoes, and may sell the refuse of the corn?
7 – The Lord hath sworn against the pride of Jacob: surely I will never forget all their works.
8 – Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein: and rise up altogether as a river, and be cast out, and run down as the river of Egypt?
9 – And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that the sun shall go down at midday, and I will make the earth dark in the day of light:
10 – And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation: and I will bring up sackcloth upon every back of yours, and baldness upon every head: and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the latter end thereof as a bitter day.
11 – Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will send forth a famine into the land: not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the word of the Lord.
12 – And they shall move from sea to sea, and from the north to the east: they shall go about seeking the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.
13 – In that day the fair virgins, and the young men shall faint for thirst.
14 – They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say: Thy God, O Dan, liveth: and the way of Bersabee liveth: and they shall fall, and shall rise no more.
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