Then Amaziah the priest of Bethelsent to Jeroboamking of Israel,saying , Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.11
For thus Amossaith , Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.12
Also Amaziahsaid unto Amos, O thou seer,go , flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eatbread, and prophesy there:
But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king'schapel,a and it is the king'scourt.14
Then answeredAmos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet'sson; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:15
And the LORDtook me as I followed the flock, and the LORDsaid unto me, Go , prophesy unto my peopleIsrael.16
Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest , Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.17
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt diein a pollutedland: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.