Thus the Lord shewed me; and behold, he stood upon a wall of adamant, and in his hand an adamant.
And the Lord said to me, What seest thou, Amos? And I said, An adamant. And the Lord said to me, Behold, I appoint an adamant in the midst of my people Israel: I will not pass by them any more.
And the joyful altars shall be abolished, and the sacrifices of Israel shall be set aside; and I will rise up against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.
Then Amasias the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos is forming conspiracies against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land will be utterly unable to bear all his words.
For thus says Amos, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall be led away captive from his land.
And Amasias said to Amos, Go, seer, remove thou into the land of Juda, and live there, and thou shalt prophesy there:
but thou shalt no longer prophesy at Bethel: for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the royal house.
And Amos answered, and said to Amasias, I was not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet; but I was a herdman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruits.
And the Lord took me from the sheep, and the Lord said to me, Go, and prophesy to my people Israel.