Amos 7 ©

1 The judgment of the grasshoppers, 4 and of the fire, are diverted by the intercession of Amos. 7 By a wall and plumbline is signified the desolation of Israel. 10 Amaziah complaineth of Amos, and forbiddeth him to prophesy at Beth-el. 14 Amos sheweth his calling, 16 and the judgment upon Amaziah.


THUS hath the Lord GOD ashewed unto me; and, behold, bhe formed 1grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.


And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, cO Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: 2by whom shall Jacob arise? dfor he is small.


The LORD erepented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.


fThus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by gfire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.

f v.1.

Then hsaid I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: 3by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.


The iLORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD.


¶Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a jwall made by a plumbline, with ka plumbline in his hand.


And 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: lI will not again pass by them any more:


And mthe high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I nwill rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.


¶Then Amaziah othe priest of Beth-el sent to pJeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos qhath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.

p ch. 1.1.

For rthus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.


Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou sseer, tgo, flee thee away uinto the land of Judah, and there veat bread, and prophesy there:

u ch. 1.1.
v Mi. 3.5,11.

But prophesy not again any more at Beth-el: wfor it is the king's 4chapel, and it is the 5king's court.


¶Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I xa prophet's son; but I was yan herdman, and a gatherer of 6sycomore fruit:


And the LORD took me 7as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, zGo, prophesy unto my people Israel.


¶Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, aProphesy not against Israel, and bdrop not thy word against the house of Isaac.


Therefore thus saith the LORD; cThy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and dthy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a epolluted land: and Israel fshall surely go into captivity forth of his land.