1 Thus the Lord 1God showed me, and behold, there was a basket of summer fruit.
So that we may sell grain,
And the bsabbath, that we may open the wheat market,
To make the 2bushel smaller and the shekel bigger,
And the needy for a pair of sandals,
And that we may sell the refuse of the wheat?”
“Indeed, I will cnever forget any of their deeds.
8 “Because of this will not the land aquake
And everyone who dwells in it bmourn?
Indeed, all of it will crise up like the Nile,
And it will be tossed about
And subside like the Nile of Egypt.
“That I will make the asun go down at noon
10 “Then I will aturn your festivals into mourning
And all your songs into 1lamentation;
And I will bring bsackcloth on everyone’s loins
And baldness on every head.
And I will make it clike a time of mourning for an only son,
And the end of it will be like a bitter day.
“When I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water,
But rather afor hearing the words of the Lord.
And from the north even to the east;
They will go to and fro to aseek the word of the Lord,
But they will not find it.
13 “In that day the beautiful avirgins
And the young men will bfaint from thirst.
Who say, ‘As your god lives, O bDan,’
And, ‘As the way of cBeersheba lives,’
They will fall and dnot rise again.”
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