Amos 8:12 {11}
Good News Translation
People will wander from the Dead Sea to the Mediterranean and then on around from the north to the east. They will look everywhere for a message from the LORD, but they will not find it.

Contemporary English Version
You will search everywhere--from north to south, from east to west. You will go all over the earth, seeking a message from me, the LORD. But you won't find one.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will send forth a famine into the land: not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the word of the Lord.

New American Bible
They shall stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east In search of the word of the LORD, but they shall not find it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will send forth a famine into the land: not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the word of the Lord.

shall run.

Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: the learning of the wise is easy.

Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time appointed: many shall pass over, and knowledge shall be manifold.

Matthew 11:25-27 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. . . .

Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.

Matthew 24:23-26 Then if any man shall say to you, Lo here is Christ, or there: do not believe him. . . .

Romans 9:31-33 But Israel, by following after the law of justice, is not come unto the law of justice. . . .

Romans 11:7-10 What then? That which Israel sought, he hath not obtained: but the election hath obtained it. And the rest have been blinded. . . .

2 Timothy 3:6,7 For of these sort are they who creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires: . . .

Context
The Basket of Ripe Fruit
11And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation: and I will bring up sackcloth upon every back of yours, and baldness upon every head: and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the latter end thereof as a bitter day. 12Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will send forth a famine into the land: not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the word of the Lord.13And they shall move from sea to sea, and from the north to the east: they shall go about seeking the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 3:1
Now the child Samuel ministered to the Lord before Heli, and the word of the Lord was precious in those days, there was no manifest vision.

Proverbs 29:18
When prophecy shall fail, the people shall be scattered abroad: but he that keepeth the law, is blessed.

Ezekiel 20:3
Son of man, speak to the ancients of Israel and say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Are you come to inquire of me? As I live, I will not answer you, saith the Lord God.

Ezekiel 20:31
And you defile yourselves with all your idols unto this day, in the offering of your gifts, when you make your children pass through the fire: and shall I answer you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord God, I will not answer you.

Additional Translations
People will stagger from sea to sea and roam from north to east, seeking the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of Jehovah, and shall not find it.

And the waters shall be troubled from sea to sea, and from the north to the east shall men run hither and thither, seeking the word of the Lord, and they shall not find it.

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of Jehovah, and shall not find it.

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

They will wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they will run back and forth to seek the word of Yahweh, and will not find it.

And they have wandered from sea unto sea, And from north even unto east, They go to and fro to seek the word of Jehovah, And they do not find.
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