And when the grain is ripe, he sends in the sickle 1 because the harvest has come.” 2
and whether the land is rich or poor, and whether or not there are forests in it. And be brave, 1 and bring back some of the fruit of the land.” Now it was the time of year 2 for the first ripe grapes. 3
Rush forth with 1 the sickle, for the harvest is ripe! Come, stomp the grapes, 2 for the winepress is full! The vats overflow. Indeed, their evil is great! 3
Then 1 another angel came out of the temple, shouting in a loud voice to the one seated on the cloud, “Use 2 your sickle and start to reap, 3 because the time to reap has come, since the earth’s harvest is ripe!”
All your fortifications will be like fig trees 1 with first-ripe fruit: 2 If they are shaken, 3 their figs 4 will fall 5 into the mouth of the eater! 6
You will come to your grave in a full age, 1 As stacks of grain are harvested in their season.
One basket had very good-looking figs in it. They looked like those that had ripened early. 1 The other basket had very bad-looking figs in it, so bad they could not be eaten.
And whatever first ripe fruit in their land they bring to the Lord will be yours; everyone who is ceremonially clean in your household may eat of it.
Another 1 angel, who was in charge of 2 the fire, came from the altar and called in a loud voice to the angel 3 who had the sharp sickle, “Use 4 your sharp sickle and gather 5 the clusters of grapes 6 off the vine of the earth, 7 because its grapes 8 are now ripe.” 9
On the vine there were three branches. As it budded, its blossoms opened and its clusters ripened into grapes.
The sovereign Lord showed me this: I saw 1 a basket of summer fruit. 2
On the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony – and 1 the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted, and brought forth buds, and produced blossoms, and yielded almonds! 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
I am depressed! 1 Indeed, 2 it is as if the summer fruit has been gathered, and the grapes have been harvested. 3 There is no grape cluster to eat, no fresh figs that I crave so much. 4
Jehoiada grew old and died at the age of 130. 1
The withering flower, its beautiful splendor, situated at the head of a rich valley, will be like an early fig before harvest – as soon as someone notices it, he grabs it and swallows it. 1
Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man who had lived a full life. 1 He joined his ancestors. 2
When you go into the ripe grain fields of your neighbor you may pluck off the kernels with your hand, 1 but you must not use a sickle on your neighbor’s ripe grain.
He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth, and honor. 1 His son Solomon succeeded him.
Don’t you say, 1 ‘There are four more months and then comes the harvest?’ I tell you, look up 2 and see that the fields are already white 3 for harvest!