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Amos 8:2


He said, “What do you see, Amos?” I replied, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the Lord said to me, “The end 1  has come for my people Israel! I will no longer overlook their sins. 2 


De 26:1-4; 2Sa 16:1,2; Isa 28:4; Jer 1:11-14; Jer 1:12; Jer 5:31; Jer 24:1-3; Jer 40:10; La 4:18; Eze 3:7,10; Eze 7:2; Eze 8:6,12,17; Eze 12:23; Eze 29:8; Am 7:8; Mic 7:1; Zec 1:18-21; Zec 5:2,5,6

NET © Notes

tn There is a wordplay here. The Hebrew word קֵץ (qets, “end”) sounds like קָיִץ (qayits, “summer fruit”). The summer fruit arrived toward the end of Israel’s agricultural year; Israel’s national existence was similarly at an end.

tn Heb “I will no longer pass over him.”

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