For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the
Which was not saying truth; for Amos said not that Jeroboam
should die by the sword, but that God would raise up the sword
against his house or family; nor did Jeroboam die by the sword,
but his son Zachariah did: and Israel shall surely be led
away captive out of their own land;
this was true; Amos did say this, and he afterwards confirms it.
This is the amount of the charge brought against the prophet,
which has some truth and some falsehood mixed together; and by
which method the priest hoped to gain his point, and get the
prophet either banished or put to death.