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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Amos 8

  • A disciple
    "And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more." Every year passes more and more quickly; like getting used to going the same route every day for a long time, the time and the scenery becomes over-familiar. But do we realize that the time of fruit is passed?
  • A disciple
    "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...they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it." This people that refuse instruction shall have no knowledge from God. While they grope as blind at noon day, they shall stumble and fall and be snared!
  • A disciple
    Sir William; "And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more." Seeing how God views us in these terms, helps us base our faith in being grounded in truth and reality. When the season ends and the fruits are all come in, the fields are plowed under till next year.
  • William j boles
    most of what we hear today is getting wealth and riches what do you or me want to see in heaven all of our gold or Jesus if its gold we will not make it because we will not be flesh and blood but be like Him the earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof .
  • 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.

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