In that day
I will raise up David’s booth that is fallen,
and close up its gaps,
and I will raise up its ruins,
and I will build it as in the days of old, Bible see other translations

“booth.” People built temporary booths to watch their crops and keep them safe, especially as harvest approached, but those temporary shelters soon fell down and fell apart. Here, David’s kingdom is compared to a temporary booth that has fallen over. Judah was in ruins, but God foretells of a time when David’s kingdom will be restored, which will be when Christ rules the earth. Isaiah, who prophesied about the same time as Amos, also said Zion was in ruins like a booth in the field (see commentary on Isaiah 1:8).

Commentary for: Amos 9:11