Amos 6

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The Book of Amos

Chapter 7

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Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed52 unto me; and, behold, he formed6 grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up2 of the latter growth; and, lo, [it was] the latter growth after the king's mowings.

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And it came to pass, [that] when they had made an end14 of eating2 the grass of the land, then I said,4 O Lord GOD, forgive,3 I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise?4 for he [is] small.

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The LORD repented8 for this: It shall not be, saith1 the LORD.

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Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed52 unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called6 to contend2 by fire, and it devoured4 the great deep, and did eat1 up a part.

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Then said4 I, O Lord GOD, cease,3 I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise?4 for he [is] small.

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The LORD repented8 for this: This also shall not be, saith1 the Lord GOD.

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Thus he shewed52 me: and, behold, the Lord stood12 upon a wall [made] by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

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And the LORD said4 unto me, Amos, what seest6 thou? And I said,4 A plumbline. Then said4 the Lord, Behold, I will set6 a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again55 pass2 by them any more:

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And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate,8 and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste;4 and I will rise1 against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.

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Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent4 to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying,2 Amos hath conspired1 against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able4 to bear53 all his words.

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For thus Amos saith,1 Jeroboam shall die4 by the sword, and Israel shall surely2 be led away captive4 out of their own land.

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Also Amaziah said4 unto Amos, O thou seer, go,3 flee thee away3 into the land of Judah, and there eat3 bread, and prophesy11 there:

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But prophesy9 not again55 any more at Bethel: for it [is] the king's chapel, and it [is] the king's court.

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Then answered4 Amos, and said4 to Amaziah, I [was] no prophet, neither [was] I a prophet's son; but I [was] an herdman, and a gatherer6 of sycomore fruit:

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And the LORD took4 me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said4 unto me, Go,3 prophesy10 unto my people Israel.

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Now therefore hear3 thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest,6 Prophesy11 not against Israel, and drop55 not [thy word] against the house of Isaac.

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Therefore thus saith1 the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot4 in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall4 by the sword, and thy land shall be divided29 by line; and thou shalt die4 in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely2 go into captivity4 forth of his land.

Amos 8