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Amos 7

MSG 1 God, my Master, showed me this vision: He was preparing a locust swarm. The first cutting, which went to the king, was complete, and the second crop was just sprouting. NIV 1 This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me: He was preparing swarms of locusts after the king’s share had been harvested and just as the late crops were coming up. MSG 2 The locusts ate everything green. Not even a blade of grass was left. I called out, "God, my Master! Excuse me, but what's going to come of Jacob? He's so small." NIV 2 When they had stripped the land clean, I cried out, “Sovereign LORD, forgive! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!” MSG 3 God gave in. "It won't happen," he said. NIV 3 So the LORD relented. “This will not happen,” the LORD said. MSG 4 God showed me this vision: Oh! God, my Master God was calling up a firestorm. It burned up the ocean. Then it burned up the Promised Land. NIV 4 This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me: The Sovereign LORD was calling for judgment by fire; it dried up the great deep and devoured the land. MSG 5 I said, "God, my Master! Hold it - please! What's going to come of Jacob? He's so small." NIV 5 Then I cried out, “Sovereign LORD, I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!” MSG 6 God gave in. "All right, this won't happen either," God, my Master, said. NIV 6 So the LORD relented. “This will not happen either,” the Sovereign LORD said. MSG 7 God showed me this vision: My Master was standing beside a wall. In his hand he held a plumb line. NIV 7 This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand. MSG 8 God said to me, "What do you see, Amos?" I said, "A plumb line." Then my Master said, "Look what I've done. I've hung a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel. I've spared them for the last time. This is it! NIV 8 And the LORD asked me, “What do you see, Amos?” “A plumb line,” I replied. Then the Lord said, “Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer. MSG 9 Isaac's sex-and-religion shrines will be smashed, Israel's unholy shrines will be knocked to pieces. I'm raising my sword against the royal family of Jeroboam. NIV 9 “The high places of Isaac will be destroyed and the sanctuaries of Israel will be ruined; with my sword I will rise against the house of Jeroboam.” MSG 10 Amaziah, priest at the shrine at Bethel, sent a message to Jeroboam, king of Israel: "Amos is plotting to get rid of you; and he's doing it as an insider, working from within Israel. His talk will destroy the country. He's got to be silenced. Do you know what Amos is saying? NIV 10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent a message to Jeroboam king of Israel: “Amos is raising a conspiracy against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words. MSG 11 Jeroboam will be killed. Israel is headed for exile." NIV 11 For this is what Amos is saying: “ ‘Jeroboam will die by the sword, and Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.’ ” MSG 12 Then Amaziah confronted Amos: "Seer, be on your way! Get out of here and go back to Judah where you came from! NIV 12 Then Amaziah said to Amos, “Get out, you seer! Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there. MSG 13 Hang out there. Do your preaching there. But no more preaching at Bethel! Don't show your face here again. This is the king's chapel. This is a royal shrine." NIV 13 Don’t prophesy anymore at Bethel, because this is the king’s sanctuary and the temple of the kingdom.” MSG 14 But Amos stood up to Amaziah: "I never set up to be a preacher, never had plans to be a preacher. I raised cattle and I pruned trees. NIV 14 Amos answered Amaziah, “I was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. MSG 15 Then God took me off the farm and said, 'Go preach to my people Israel.' NIV 15 But the LORD took me from tending the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’ MSG 16 "So listen to God's Word. You tell me, 'Don't preach to Israel. Don't say anything against the family of Isaac.' NIV 16 Now then, hear the word of the LORD. You say, “ ‘Do not prophesy against Israel, and stop preaching against the descendants of Isaac.’ MSG 17 But here's what God is telling you: Your wife will become a whore in town. Your children will get killed. Your land will be auctioned off. You will die homeless and friendless. And Israel will be hauled off to exile, far from home." NIV 17 “Therefore this is what the LORD says: “ ‘Your wife will become a prostitute 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 pagan country. And Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.’ ”

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