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1 Thus the Lord Yahweh showed me: behold, he was forming locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings. A vision of locusts. Am.7.1-3
2 When they had finished eating the grass of the land, I said,
"O Lord Yahweh, forgive, I beseech you!
How can Jacob stand?
He is so small!"
 
3 Yahweh repented concerning this;
"It shall not be," said Yahweh.
 
4 Thus the Lord Yahweh showed me: behold, the Lord Yahweh was calling for a judgment by fire, and it devoured the great deep and was eating up the land.

A vision of Fire. Am.7.4-6
5 Then I said,
"O Lord Yahweh, cease, I beseech you!
How can Jacob stand?
He is so small!"
 
6 Yahweh repented concerning this;
"This also shall not be," said the Lord Yahweh.
 
7 He showed me: behold, Yahweh was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. A vision of a plumb-line. Am.7.7-17
8 And Yahweh said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then Yahweh said,
"Behold, I am setting a plumb line
in the midst of my people Israel;
I will never again pass by them;
 
9 the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,
and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,
and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword."
 
10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words.  
11 For thus Amos has said,
'Jeroboam shall die by the sword,
and Israel must go into exile away from his land.' "
 
12 And Amaziah said to Amos, "O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, and eat bread there, and prophesy there;  
13 but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom."  
14 Then Amos answered Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor a prophet's son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees,

 
15 and Yahweh took me from following the flock, and Yahweh said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'

 
16 "Now therefore hear the word of Yahweh.
You say, 'Do not prophesy against Israel,
and do not preach against the house of Isaac.'
 
17 Therefore thus says Yahweh:
'Your wife shall be a harlot in the city,
and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword,
and your land shall be parceled out by line;
you yourself shall die in an unclean land,
and Israel shall surely go into exile away from its land.' "
 
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