hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth;
and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech
thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.
hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and
did eat up a part.
5Then said I, O Lord GOD,
cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
6The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD.
7Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the LORD stood upon a wall made by a plumbline,
with a plumbline in his hand.
8And the LORD
said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the LORD, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst
of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:
the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the
house of Jeroboam with the sword.
the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of
Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.
thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.
12Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of
Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.
14Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's
son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:
the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
16Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against
Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.
thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and
thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth
of his land.