Amos 7:10-17 NIV

Amos and Amaziah

10 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

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11 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

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12 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

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13 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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14 Amos answered Amaziah, "I was neither a prophet12 nor a prophet's son, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees.13

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15 But the LORD took me from tending the flock14 and said to me, 'Go,15 prophesy16 to my people Israel.'17

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16 Now then, hear18 the word of the LORD. You say, " 'Do not prophesy against19 Israel, and stop preaching against the house of Isaac.'

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17 "Therefore this is what the LORD says: " 'Your wife will become a prostitute20 in the city, and your sons and daughters will fall by the sword. Your land will be measured and divided up, and you yourself will die in a pagana country. And Israel will certainly go into exile,21 away from their native land.22' "

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    • a 7:17 - Hebrew "an unclean"