Warning Through Visions1 Thus the Lord ▼
▼ Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord , and so throughout the chGod showed me, and behold, He was forming a b locust-swarm ▼
▼ Lit at the beginning of the coming up ofwhen the spring crop began to sprout. And behold, the spring crop was after the king’s ▼
▼ Or shearingsmowing. 2 And it came about, ▼
▼ Lit ifwhen it had f finished eating the vegetation of the land, that I said, g “Lord God, please pardon!
▼ Lit As whoHow can Jacob stand,
For he is i small?”
3 The Lord ▼
▼ Or relented, k changed His mind about this.
“It shall not be,” said the Lord.
4 Thus the Lord God showed me, and behold, the Lord God was calling to contend with them by l fire, and it consumed the great deep and began to consume the ▼
▼ Lit portionfarm land. 5 Then I said, n “Lord God, please stop!
o How can Jacob stand, for he is small?”
6 The Lord ▼
▼ Or relented, q changed His mind about this.
“This too shall not be,” said the Lord God.
7 Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing ▼
▼ Or uponby a ▼
▼ Lit wall of a plumb linevertical wall with a plumb line in His hand. 8 The Lord said to me, t “What do you see, Amos?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “Behold I am about to put a u plumb line
In the midst of My people Israel.
I will ▼
▼ Lit pass him by, w spare them no longer.
9 “The x high places of Isaac will be desolated
And the y sanctuaries of Israel laid waste.
Then I will z rise up against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”
Amos Accused, Answers10 Then Amaziah, the aa priest of Bethel, sent word to ab Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, “Amos has ac conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is unable to endure all his words. 11 “For thus Amos says, ‘Jeroboam will die by the sword and Israel will certainly go from its land into exile.’” 12 Then Amaziah said to Amos ad “Go, you seer, flee away to the land of Judah and there eat bread and there do your prophesying! 13 “But ae no longer prophesy at Bethel, for it is a af sanctuary of the king and a royal ▼
▼ Lit houseresidence.” 14 Then Amos replied to Amaziah, “I am not a prophet, nor am I the ah son of a prophet; for I am a herdsman and a ▼
▼ Or nippergrower of sycamore figs. 15 “But the Lord took me from ▼
▼ Lit behindfollowing the flock and the Lord said to me, ‘Go ak prophesy to My people Israel.’ 16 “Now hear the word of the Lord: you are saying, ‘You al shall not prophesy against Israel am nor shall you ▼
▼ Lit flowspeak against the house of Isaac.’ 17 “Therefore, thus says the Lord, ‘Your ao wife will become a harlot in the city, your ap sons and your daughters will fall by the sword, your land will be parceled up by a measuring line and you yourself will die ▼
▼ Or in an unclean landupon ar unclean soil. Moreover, Israel will certainly go from its land into exile.’”
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