The Sovereign Lord has sworn by his holiness:
    “The time(A) will surely come
when you will be taken away(B) with hooks,(C)
    the last of you with fishhooks.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 4:2 Or away in baskets, / the last of you in fish baskets

The Lord God hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.

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14 You have made people like the fish in the sea,
    like the sea creatures that have no ruler.
15 The wicked(A) foe pulls all of them up with hooks,(B)
    he catches them in his net,(C)
he gathers them up in his dragnet;
    and so he rejoices and is glad.

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14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

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