Amos Accused

Amos 7

10 Then Amaziah the h priest of i Bethel sent to j Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to 1 bear all his words.

11 "For thus Amos has said:
'Jeroboam shall die by the sword,
And Israel shall surely be led away k captive
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 l never again prophesy at Bethel,
m For it is the king's 2 sanctuary,
And it is the royal 3 residence."

14 Then Amos answered, and said to Amaziah:
"I was no prophet,
Nor was I n a son of a prophet,
But I was a o sheepbreeder
And a tender of sycamore fruit.
15 Then the LORD took me 4 as I followed the flock,
And the LORD said to me,
'Go, p prophesy to My people Israel.'

16 Now therefore, hear the word of the LORD:
You say, 'Do not prophesy against Israel,
And q do not 5 spout against the house of Isaac.'

17 "Therefore r thus 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 t defiled land;
And Israel shall surely be led away captive
From his own land.' "

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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