Third Vision: A Plumb Line

7 He showed me this: The Lord was standing there by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.
References for Amos 7:7
      8 The Lord asked me, "What do you see, Amos?" I replied, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said, "I am setting a plumb line among My people Israel; I will no longer spare them:a
      References for Amos 7:8
        • c 7:8 - Am 8:2
          9 Isaac's high placesb will be deserted, and Israel's sanctuaries will be in ruins; I will rise up against the house of Jeroboam with a sword."
          References for Amos 7:9
            • d 7:9 - 2 Kg 17:9-13; Hs 10:8

              Amaziah's Opposition

              10 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,
              References for Amos 7:10
                  11 for Amos has said this: 'Jeroboam will die by the sword, and Israel will certainly go into exile from its homeland.' "c
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                      12 Then Amaziah said to Amos, "Go away, you seer! Flee to the land of Judah. Earn your livingd and give [your] prophecies there,
                      References for Amos 7:12
                        • f 7:12 - Lit Eat bread
                          13 but don't ever prophesy at Bethel again, for it is the king's sanctuary and a royal temple."
                          14 So Amos answered Amaziah, "I wase not a prophet or the son of a prophet;f rather, I wasg a herdsman, and I took care of sycamore figs.
                          References for Amos 7:14
                            • g 7:14 - Or am
                            • h 7:14 - a prophet's disciple or a member of a prophetic guild; 2 Kg 2:3-15; 4:38; 9:1
                            • i 7:14 - Or am
                              15 But the Lord took me from following the flock and said to me, 'Go, prophesy to My people Israel.' "
                              16 Now hear the word of the Lord. You say: Do not prophesyh against Israel; do not preachi against the house of Isaac.
                              References for Amos 7:16
                                • j 7:16 - Am 2:12; 7:13
                                • k 7:16 - Mc 2:6
                                  17 Therefore, this is what the Lord says: Your wife will be a prostitute in the city, your sons and daughters will fall by the sword, and your land will be divided up with a measuring line. You yourself will die on paganj soil, and Israel will certainly go into exile from its homeland.
                                  References for Amos 7:17
                                    • l 7:17 - Lit unclean