The New King James Version

Amos 7:10–17

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Amaziah’s Complaint

10 Then Amaziah the hpriest of iBethel sent to jJeroboam king of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to 7bear all his words. 11 For thus Amos has said:

‘Jeroboam shall die by the sword,

And Israel shall surely be led away kcaptive

From their own land.’ ”

12 Then Amaziah said to Amos:

“Go, you seer!

Flee to the land of Judah.

There eat bread,

And there prophesy.

13 But lnever again prophesy at Bethel,

mFor it is the king’s 8sanctuary,

And it is the royal 9residence.”

14 Then Amos answered, and said to Amaziah:

“I was no prophet,

Nor was I na son of a prophet,

But I was a osheepbreeder

And a tender of sycamore fruit.

15 Then the Lord took me 1as I followed the flock,

And the Lord said to me,

‘Go, pprophesy to My people Israel.’

16 Now therefore, hear the word of the Lord:

You say, ‘Do not prophesy against Israel,

And qdo not 2spout against the house of Isaac.’

17 “Therefore rthus says the Lord:

s‘Your wife shall be a harlot in the city;

Your sons and daughters shall fall by the sword;

Your land shall be divided by survey line;

You shall die in a tdefiled land;

And Israel shall surely be led away captive

From his own land.’ ”

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