Amos answered Amaziah, "I was neither a prophet1 nor a prophet's son, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees.2
But the LORD took me from tending the flock3 and said to me, 'Go,4 prophesy5 to my people Israel.'6
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