And I will plant them upon their soil, Nevermore to be uprooted From the soil I have given them —said Hashem your God Amos 9:15 (The Israel Bible™)
וּנְטַעְתִּים עַל־אַדְמָתָם וְלֹא יִנָּתְשׁוּ עוֹד מֵעַל אַדְמָתָם אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי לָהֶם אָמַר יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ Hear the verse in Hebrew
un-ta-TEEM al ad-ma-TAM v’-LO yi-na-t’-SHU OD may-AL ad-ma-TAM a-SHER na-TA-tee la-HEM a-MAR a-do-NAI e-lo-HE-kha
An Unbreakable Connection
Despite the predictions of punishments that will befall the Children of Israel, Amos ends his prophecy with a message of hope. He proclaims that the day will come when the people will return to the Land of Israel, build houses, plant vineyards and trees, and enjoy their fruits. This is reminiscent of the idyllic times described by Micha (4:4) when every man shall sit “Under his grapevine or fig tree with no one to disturb him.” Amos concludes by comparing the people to a sapling planted firmly in the ground. Their connection to the Land of Israel will never again be uprooted. Find this picture and inspiration in the Israel365 2019 Hebrew calendar!