Then Amaziah, the 1priest of Bethel, sent word to 2Jeroboamking of Israel, saying, "Amos has 3conspiredagainst you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is unable to endureall his words.
"For thusAmossays, 'Jeroboam will die by the sword and Israel will certainlygo from its land into exile.' "
Then Amaziahsaid to Amos, "4Go, you seer, flee away to the land of Judah and thereeatbread and there do your prophesying!
"But 5nolongerprophesy at Bethel, for it is a 6sanctuary of the king and a royalaresidence."