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Amos 7

   
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Amos 7:1
  Thus 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.
   
Amos 7:2
  And 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.
   
Amos 7:3
  Jehovah repented concerning this: It shall not be, saith Jehovah.
   
Amos 7:4
  Thus 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 land.
   
Amos 7:5
  Then said I, O Lord Jehovah, cease, I beseech thee: how shall Jacob stand? for he is small.
   
Amos 7:6
  Jehovah repented concerning this: this also shall not be, saith the Lord Jehovah.
   
Amos 7:7
  Thus he showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand.
   
Amos 7:8
  And 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;
   
Amos 7:9
  and 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.
   
Amos 7:10
  Then 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 7:11
  For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of his land.
   
Amos 7:12
  Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thou away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
   
Amos 7:13
  but prophesy not again any more at Beth-el; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house.
   
Amos 7:14
  Then 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:
   
Amos 7:15
  and Jehovah took me from following the flock, and Jehovah said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
   
Amos 7:16
  Now therefore hear thou the word of Jehovah: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac;
   
Amos 7:17
  therefore 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.
     
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