81 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.
81 This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: a basket of ripe fruit.
81 This is what the Lord GOD showed me: behold, a basket of summer fruit.
81 My Master God showed me this vision: A bowl of fresh fruit.
81 Thus the Lord God showed me: Behold, a basket of summer fruit.
81 Then the Sovereign Lord showed me another vision. In it I saw a basket filled with ripe fruit.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Amos 8:1
Commentary on Amos 8:1-3
(Read Amos 8:1-3)
Amos saw a basket of summer fruit gathered, and ready to be eaten; which signified, that the people were ripe for destruction, that the year of God's patience was drawing towards a conclusion. Such summer fruits will not keep till winter, but must be used at once. Yet these judgments shall not draw from them any acknowledgement, either of God's righteousness or their own unrighteousness. Sinners put off repentance from day to day, because they think the Lord thus delays his judgments.