7 1Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me: and, behold, he formed locusts in
the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the
latter growth after the king's mowings.
2And it came to pass that, when
they made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord
Jehovah, forgive, I beseech thee: how shall Jacob stand? for he is small.
3Jehovah repented concerning this: It shall not be, saith Jehovah.
4Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me: and, behold, the Lord Jehovah called to
content by fire; and it devoured the great deep, and would have eaten up the
5Then said I, O Lord Jehovah, cease, I beseech thee: how shall
Jacob stand? for he is small.
6Jehovah repented concerning this: this
also shall not be, saith the Lord Jehovah.
7Thus he showed me: and,
behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line
in his hand.
8And Jehovah said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I
said, A plumb-line. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumb-line in
the midst of my people Israel; I will not again pass by them any more;
9and 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.
10Then Amaziah the priest of Beth-el 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.
Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led
away captive out of his land.
12Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer,
go, flee thou away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy
13but prophesy not again any more at Beth-el; for it is the king's
sanctuary, and it is a royal house.
14Then answered Amos, and said to
Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a
herdsman, and a dresser of sycomore-trees:
15and Jehovah took me from
following the flock, and Jehovah said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people
16Now therefore hear thou the word of Jehovah: Thou sayest,
Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house
17therefore thus saith Jehovah: Thy wife shall be a 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 thyself shalt die in a land that is
unclean, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of his land.