Amos 8:11

“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, the daies come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, days are coming, declares the Lord GOD, "When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord Jehovah, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send times of great need on the land, not need of food or desire for water, but for hearing the words of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, days come, saith the Lord Jehovah, when I will send a famine in the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
- Webster's Bible

Behold, the days come," says the Lord Yahweh, "that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Yahweh.
- World English Bible

Lo, days are coming, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And I have sent a famine into the land, Not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water But of hearing the words of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Amos 8

  • Peggy Joan Hatch
    What I seen most is people running to get a word from some prophet and than they do to and
    foe for more word. Running after what tickles there ears and helps them not have to search out
    fore themselves truth from God alone. Always wanting someone else too!
  • Teresa
    yes there is a famine in the world today because people are more interested in worldly possesions instead of heavenly possesions.we as people are putting things before God!things will pass away but God will always be.
  • Sharmon
    The drought or famine for truth in the Word of God is here. People are searching for something between living worldly and Godly. The Word of God forbids and demands that you choose. By default, you likewise choose by your choices in life. You can 't deceive God. You can 't deceive Christ. They read the heart and mind. Nothing escapes them.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 9, literally the sun going down at noon would be relative to ones position on the earth as when the sun goes down on one side of the earth it is rising on the other side. For the sun to represent the light of righteousness and peace that should have run its full course will be stopped midway by war and darkness is parabolic in meaning but may be the intended message as that applies to the entire earth at once. Verse 10 may be a declaration of a world war.
  • I think of the dark ages when I think of a famine of the word. I think another famine of the word is coming, but hasn 't come yet. When the Bible and preaching the gospel is forbidden worldwide, that will be the famine of the word.
  • Rev. Tim George
    When you see the phrase: "In that day " that is a connotation for the last days. We are in the last of the last days, and this famine of not hearing the word of God being preached, in most churches is real. Ministers try to be prosperity speakers, and motivational experts. The warning to repent is not being given, and people travel far to hear it, but they do not find it. Jesus said when the Son of man returns, will He find faith on the earth? The falling away will be complete when the Lord returns.

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