|1||Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.|
|2||And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.|
repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.
|4||Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.||GOD shewed|
|5||Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.|
The LORD repented for this: This
also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD.
|7||Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.||plumbline|
|8||And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:|
And the high places of Isaac shall
be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will
rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.
|10||Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.||priest of Beth-el|
|11||For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.||thus Amos saith|
|12||Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:|
But prophesy not again any more
at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the
|14||Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:|
And the LORD took
me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto
my people Israel.
|16||Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.|
Therefore thus saith the LORD;
Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters
shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou
shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity
forth of his land.
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