Am 7:1Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me, and there He was, forming locusts in the beginning of the springing up of the spring crop; and it was the spring crop after the king’s mowings.

Am 7:2And when their eating of the herbage of the land was complete, I said, O Lord Jehovah, forgive, I beseech You! How will Jacob stand, for he is small?

Am 7:3Jehovah repented concerning this: It shall not be, says Jehovah.

Am 7:4Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me, and there the Lord Jehovah was, calling to contend with them with fire; and it devoured the great deep, and it devoured the land.

Am 7:5Then I said, O Lord Jehovah, Stop, I beseech You! How will Jacob stand, for he is small?

Am 7:6Jehovah repented concerning this: This also shall not be, says the Lord Jehovah.

Am 7:7Thus He showed me, and there the Lord was, standing upon a perfectly plumbed wall; and in His hand was a plumb line.

Am 7:8And Jehovah said to me, What do you see, Amos? And I said, A plumb line. And the Lord said, I am now setting a plumb line in the midst of My people Israel; I will not pass them by anymore.

Am 7:9And the high places of Isaac will be desolated, / And the sanctuaries of Israel will be made waste; / And I will rise up against the house of Jeroboam with a sword.

Am 7:10Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent word to Jeroboam the king of Israel, saying, Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to endure all his words.

Am 7:11For thus says Amos, By the sword Jeroboam will die, and Israel will surely go into captivity out from its land.

Am 7:12Then Amaziah said to Amos, Go, you seer; flee into the land of Judah, and eat bread there, and prophesy there;

Am 7:13But in Bethel you shall not ever prophesy again, for it is the king’s sanctuary and it is the royal residence.

Am 7:14Then Amos answered and said to Amaziah, I am no prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet; rather I am a herdsman and a dresser of sycamores.

Am 7:15And Jehovah took me from following the flock, and Jehovah said to me, Go, prophesy to My people Israel.

Am 7:16And now hear the word of Jehovah: You say, You shall not prophesy against Israel, nor shall you speak against the house of Isaac.

Am 7:17Therefore thus says Jehovah,
Your wife will go about as a harlot in the city, / And your sons and your daughters will fall by the sword, / And your land will be divided by the line, / And you yourself will die in a land that is unclean; / And Israel will indeed go into captivity / Out from its land.

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