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Amosʼ Bog 8:1-14

Dommen står fast

1I et syn viste Gud Herren mig en kurv fuld af modne figner.

2„Hvad ser du, Amos?” spurgte han. Jeg svarede: „En kurv fuld af modne figner.”

Da sagde Herren til mig: „Mit folk Israel er modent til straf, og denne gang vil jeg ikke forbarme mig. 3Når straffen kommer, bliver afgudstemplets8,3 Eller: „paladsets”. festsange erstattet af sørgesange, for der ligger lig overalt.” Men ingen tør gå i rette med Gud.8,3 Ordret: „stilhed”, dvs. stilhed ind for Gud og accept af Guds dom.

4Hør her, I, som tramper på de svage og udnytter de fattige. 5-6Når det er helligdag eller sabbat, længes I efter, at dagen skal være forbi, så I kan komme til at sælge jeres korn igen. I blander avner i kornet, bruger falske vægte og snyder, så vandet driver af jer. I tager gerne et par sko i pant og sælger de fattige som slaver, når de ikke kan betale. 7Hør, hvad Herren siger til jer: „Jeg glemmer ikke jeres onde handlinger. 8Derfor vil der komme et jordskælv, og alle, som bor i landet, kommer til at ryste af skræk. Jorden vil hæve sig og synke ned igen, som når Nilen går over sine bredder. 9På dommens dag vil solen forsvinde ved middagstid og mørket indhylle jorden midt på dagen.

10Jeg gør jeres festdage til sørgedage og jeres lystige viser til klagesange. I skal klæde jer i sæk og aske og klippe håret af som tegn på jeres fortvivlelse. I vil opleve en ulidelig smerte, som havde I mistet jeres førstefødte søn. 11Der kommer en dag,” erklærer den almægtige Gud, „da jeg sender hunger over landet, ikke sult efter brød eller tørst efter vand, men en længsel efter at høre fra Herren. 12Folk vil rejse fra øst til vest og fra nord til syd i håb om at få et ord fra Herren. Men de får intet. 13Smukke unge piger og stærke unge mænd segner af udmattelse og tørst efter Herrens ord, 14og de, som dyrker afguderne i Samaria, Dan og Be’ersheba, vil falde for aldrig at rejse sig igen.”

New International Reader's Version

Amos 8:1-14

Amos Has a Vision of a Basket of Ripe Fruit

1The Lord and King gave me a vision. He showed me a basket of ripe fruit. 2“What do you see, Amos?” he asked.

“A basket of ripe fruit,” I replied.

Then the Lord said to me, “The time is ripe for my people Israel. I will no longer spare them.

3“The time is coming when the songs in the temple will turn to weeping,” announces the Lord and King. “Many, many bodies will be thrown everywhere! So be quiet!”

4Listen to me, you who walk all over needy people.

You crush those who are poor in the land.

5You say,

“When will the New Moon feast be over?

Then we can sell our grain.

When will the Sabbath day come to an end?

Then people can buy our wheat.”

But you measure out less than the right amount.

You raise your prices.

You cheat others by using dishonest scales.

6You buy poor people to make slaves out of them.

You buy those who are in need for a mere pair of sandals.

You even sell the worthless parts of your wheat.

7People of Jacob, you are proud that the Lord is your God. But he has made a promise in his own name. He says, “I will never forget anything Israel has done.

8“The land will tremble because of what will happen.

Everyone who lives in it will mourn.

So the whole land will rise like the Nile River.

It will be stirred up.

Then it will settle back down again

like that river in Egypt.”

9The Lord and King announces,

“At that time I will make the sun go down at noon.

The earth will become dark in the middle of the day.

10I will turn your holy feasts into times for mourning.

I will turn all your songs into weeping.

You will have to wear the clothing of sadness.

You will shave your heads.

I will make you mourn as if your only son had died.

The end of that time will be like a bitter day.”

11The Lord and King announces,

“The days are coming

when I will send hunger through the land.

But people will not be hungry for food.

They will not be thirsty for water.

Instead, they will be hungry

to hear a message from me.

12People will wander from the Dead Sea to the Mediterranean.

They will travel from north to east.

They will look for a message from me.

But they will not find it.

13“At that time

“the lovely young women and strong young men

will faint because they are so thirsty.

14Some people make promises in the name of Samaria’s god.

That god has led them astray.

Others say, ‘People of Dan, you can be sure

that your god is alive.’

Still others say, ‘You can be sure

that Beersheba’s god is alive.’

But all these people will fall dead.

They will never get up again.”