Then Amaziah 1the priest of Bethel sent to 2Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, "Amos has 3conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to bear all his words.
For thus Amos has said, "'Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and 4Israel must go into exile away from his land.'"
And Amaziah said to Amos, 5"O seer, go, flee away 6to the land of Judah, and 7eat bread there, and prophesy there,
but 8never again prophesy at Bethel, for 9it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom."