Amos 4:7-8

4:7 “I withheld rain from you three months before the harvest.

I gave rain to one city, but not to another.

One field would get rain, but the field that received no rain dried up.

4:8 People from two or three cities staggered into one city to get water,

but remained thirsty.

Still you did not come back to me.”

The Lord is speaking!

sn Rain…three months before the harvest refers to the rains of late March-early April.

tn Heb “portion”; KJV, ASV “piece”; NASB “part.” The same word occurs a second time later in this verse.

tn The words “people from” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

tn Heb “to drink.”

tn Or “were not satisfied.”