Amos 7:3-13 NIV

3 So the LORD relented.1 "This will not happen," the LORD said.2

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4 This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me: The Sovereign LORD was calling for judgment by fire;3 it dried up the great deep and devoured4 the land.

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5 Then I cried out, "Sovereign LORD, I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!5"

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      6 So the LORD relented.6 "This will not happen either," the Sovereign LORD said.7

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      7 This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand.
      8 And the LORD asked me, "What do you see,8 Amos?9" "A plumb line,10" I replied. Then the Lord said, "Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.11

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      9 "The high places12 of Isaac will be destroyed and the sanctuaries13 of Israel will be ruined; with my sword I will rise against the house of Jeroboam.14"

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      Amos and Amaziah

      10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel15 sent a message to Jeroboam16 king of Israel: "Amos is raising a conspiracy17 against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words.18

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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,19 away from their native land.' "20

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      12 Then Amaziah said to Amos, "Get out, you seer!21 Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there.22

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      13 Don't prophesy anymore at Bethel,23 because this is the king's sanctuary and the temple24 of the kingdom.25"

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