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.’ ”
“Go, you seer!
Flee to the land of Judah.
There eat bread,
And there prophesy.
13 But lnever again prophesy at Bethel,
And it is the royal 9residence.”
“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.’
You say, ‘Do not prophesy against Israel,
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.’ ”
Or holy place
Lit. from behind