And to cheat R243 with dishonest F108 scales,
6 So as to buy R244 the helpless for money F109
And the needy for a pair of sandals,
And that we may sell the refuse of the wheat?"
7 The LORD has sworn R245 by the pride R246 of Jacob,
"Indeed, I will never R247 forget any of their deeds.
8 "Because of this will not the land quake R248
And everyone who dwells in it mourn? R249
Indeed, all of it will rise R250 up like the Nile,
And it will be tossed about
And subside like the Nile of Egypt.
9 "It will come about in that day," declares the Lord GOD,
"That I will make the sun R251 go down at noon
And make R252 the earth dark in broad F110 daylight.
10 "Then I will turn R253 your festivals into mourning
And all your songs into lamentation; F111
And I will bring sackcloth R254 on everyone's loins
And baldness on every head.
And I will make it like R255 a time of mourning for an only son,
And the end of it will be like a bitter day.
11 "Behold, days are coming," declares the Lord GOD,
"When I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water,
But rather for R256 hearing the words of the LORD.
12 "People will stagger from sea to sea
And from the north even to the east;
They will go to and fro to seek R257 the word of the LORD,
But they will not find it.
13 "In that day the beautiful virgins R258
And the young men will faint R259 from thirst.
14 "As for those who swear by the guilt R260 F112 of Samaria,
Who say, `As your god lives, O Dan,' R261
And, `As the way of Beersheba R262 lives,'
They will fall and not R263 rise again."
F100: Hebrew YHWH, usually rendered L\ORD/, and so throughout the ch
F101: Lit pass him by
F102: Or They will howl the palace songs
F103: Lit he has thrown
F104: Or hush!
F105: Or snap at
F106: Lit pass by
F107: Lit ephah
F108: Lit balances of deception
F109: Lit silver
F110: Lit a day of light
F111: Or a dirge
F112: Or Ashimah
R234: Jeremiah 24:3
R235: Ezekiel 7:2,3,6
R236: Amos 7:8
R237: Amos 5:23; 6:4,5; 8:10
R238: Amos 5:16
R239: Amos 6:8-10
R240: Psalms 14:4; Proverbs 30:14; Amos 2:7; 5:11,12
R241: Numbers 28:11; 2 Kings 4:23
R242: Exodus 31:13-17; Nehemiah 13:15
R243: Hosea 12:7; Micah 6:11
R244: Amos 2:6
R245: Amos 4:2
R246: Deuteronomy 33:26,29; Psalms 68:34; Amos 6:8
R247: Psalms 10:11; Hosea 7:2; 8:13
R248: Psalms 18:7; 60:2; Isaiah 5:25
R249: Hosea 4:3
R250: Jeremiah 46:7,8; Amos 9:5
R251: Job 1:5:14; Isaiah 13:10; Jeremiah 15:9; Micah 3:6
R252: Isaiah 59:9,10; Amos 4:13; 5:8
R253: Job 1:20:23; Amos 5:21
R254: Isaiah 15:2,3; Jeremiah 48:37; Ezekiel 7:18; 27:31
R255: Jeremiah 6:26; Zechariah 12:10
R256: 1 Samuel 3:1; 2 Chronicles 15:3; Psalms 74:9; Ezekiel 7:26; Micah 3:6
R257: Ezekiel 20:3,31
R258: Lamentations 1:18; 2:21
R259: Isaiah 41:17; Hosea 2:3
R260: Hosea 8:5
R261: 1 Kings 12:28,29
R262: Amos 5:5
R263: Amos 5:2