Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent [word] to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you [right here] in the house of Israel. The land cannot endure all his words,
for Amos has said this: 'Jeroboam will die by the sword, and Israel will certainly go into exile from its homeland.' "a12
Then Amaziah said to Amos, "Go away, you seer! Flee to the land of Judah. Earn your livingb and give [your] prophecies there,
but don't ever prophesy at Bethel again, for it is the king's sanctuary and a royal temple."