Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel1 sent a message to Jeroboam2 king of Israel: "Amos is raising a conspiracy3 against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words.4
For this is what Amos is saying: " 'Jeroboam will die by the sword, and Israel will surely go into exile,5 away from their native land.' "6
Then Amaziah said to Amos, "Get out, you seer!7 Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there.8
Don't prophesy anymore at Bethel,9 because this is the king's sanctuary and the temple10 of the kingdom.11"
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