Amos 8:11-12

8:11 Be certain of this, the time is coming,” says the sovereign Lord,

“when I will send a famine through the land –

not a shortage of food or water

but an end to divine revelation!

8:12 People will stagger from sea to sea,

and from the north around to the east.

They will wander about looking for a revelation from the Lord,

but they will not find any.

tn Heb “behold” or “look.”

tn Heb “the days are.”

tn Heb “not a hunger for food or a thirst for water, but for hearing the words of the Lord.”

tn Heb “they”; the referent (people) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

tn That is, from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Dead Sea in the east – that is, across the whole land.

tn Heb “looking for the word of.”

tn It is not clear whether the speaker in this verse is the Lord or the prophet.