Amos 7:6-16 NIV

6 So the LORD relented.1 "This will not happen either," the Sovereign LORD said.2

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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,3 Amos?4" "A plumb line,5" I replied. Then the Lord said, "Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.6

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9 "The high places7 of Isaac will be destroyed and the sanctuaries8 of Israel will be ruined; with my sword I will rise against the house of Jeroboam.9"

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Amos and Amaziah

10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel10 sent a message to Jeroboam11 king of Israel: "Amos is raising a conspiracy12 against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words.13

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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,14 away from their native land.' "15

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12 Then Amaziah said to Amos, "Get out, you seer!16 Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there.17

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13 Don't prophesy anymore at Bethel,18 because this is the king's sanctuary and the temple19 of the kingdom.20"

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14 Amos answered Amaziah, "I was neither a prophet21 nor a prophet's son, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees.22

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15 But the LORD took me from tending the flock23 and said to me, 'Go,24 prophesy25 to my people Israel.'26

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16 Now then, hear27 the word of the LORD. You say, " 'Do not prophesy against28 Israel, and stop preaching against the house of Isaac.'

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