Amos 7:14-17 NIV

14 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

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15 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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16 Now then, hear7 the word of the LORD. You say, " 'Do not prophesy against8 Israel, and stop preaching against the house of Isaac.'

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17 "Therefore this is what the LORD says: " 'Your wife will become a prostitute9 in the city, and your sons and daughters will fall by the sword. Your land will be measured and divided up, and you yourself will die in a pagana country. And Israel will certainly go into exile,10 away from their native land.11' "

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    • a 7:17 - Hebrew "an unclean"