7 aThus hath the Lord God shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed ||bgrasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s cmowings. 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:
3 eThe Lord repented for this:
It shall not be, saith the Lord.
4 aThus 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. 5 Then said I,
O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee:
6 eThe Lord repented for this:
This also shall not be, saith the Lord God.
7 aThus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, fwith a plumbline in his hand. 8 And the Lord said unto me, eeAmos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord,
Behold, fI will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel:
gI will not again pass by them any more:
9 And †the high places of Isaac shall be desolate,
And the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste;
And I will rise against hthe house of Jeroboam with the sword.
10 Then Amaziah ithe priest of kBeth-el sent to lJeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath mconspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able nto bear all his words. 11 For thus Amos saith, hJeroboam shall die by the sword, and oIsrael shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.
12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou pseer, go, flee thee away qinto the land of Judah, and there reat bread, and prophesy there: 13 But sprophesy not again any more at kBeth-el: tfor it is the king’s ||uchapel, and it is the †king’s court. 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, vI was no prophet, neither was I wa prophet’s son; but vI xwas an herdman, and a gatherer of ||ysycomore fruit: 15 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 yyhear thou the word of the Lord:
Thou sayest, sProphesy not against Israel,
17 bTherefore thus saith the Lord;
cThy wife shall be an harlot in the city,
And thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword,
And thy land dshall be divided by line;
And thou shalt die in ea polluted land:
And fIsrael shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.
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