Then Amatzyah the Kohen of Beit-El sent to Yarov`am king of Yisra'el, saying, "`Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Yisra'el. The land is not able to bear all his words.
For `Amos says, 'Yarov`am will die by the sword, and Yisra'el shall surely be led away captive out of his land.'"
Amatzyah also said to `Amos, "You seer, go, flee away into the land of Yehudah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
but don't prophesy again any more at Beit-El; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house!"
Then `Amos answered Amatzyah, "I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a herdsman, and a farmer of sycamore trees;
and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Yisra'el.'
Now therefore listen to the word of the LORD: 'You say, Don't prophesy against Yisra'el, and don't preach against the house of Yitzchak.'
Therefore thus says the LORD: 'Your wife shall be a prostitute in the city, and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, and your land shall be divided by line; and you yourself shall die in a land that is unclean, and Yisra'el shall surely be led away captive out of his land.'"