Thus hath the Lord God shewed vnto me, and behold, he formed grassehoppers in the beginning of the shooting vp of the latter grouth: and loe, it was the latter grouth after the kings mowings.
And it came to passe, that when they had made an ende of eating the grasse of the land, then I said;
O Lord God, forgiue, I beseech thee, by whom shal Iacob arise?
for he is small.
The Lord repented for this.
It shall not be, saith the Lord.
Thus hath the Lord God shewed vnto me;
and behold, the Lord God called to contend by fire, and it deuoured the great deepe, and did eate vp a part.
Then said I, O Lord God , cease, I beseech thee, by whom shal Iacob arise?
for he is small.
The Lord repented for this.
This also shall not bee, saith the Lord God.
Thus hee shewed mee, and behold, the Lord stood vpon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.
And the Lord said vnto mee, Amos, what seest thou?
And I sayd, A plumb-line.
Then sayd the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumb-line in the midst of my people Israel, I will not againe passe by them any more.
And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the Sanctuaries of Israel shalbe laide waste: and I will rise against the house of Ieroboam with the sword.
Then Amaziah the Priest of Beth-el sent to Ieroboam king of Israel, saying;
Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to beare all his words.
For thus Amos saith, Ieroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captiue, out of their owne land.
Also Amaziah said vnto Amos, O thou Seer, goe, flee thee away into the land of Iudah, and there eate bread, and prophecie there.
But prophecie not againe any more at Beth-el: for it is the Kings Chappell, and it is the Kings Court.
Then answered Amos, and sayde to Amaziah;
I was no Prophet, neither was I a Prophets sonne, but I was an heardman, and a gatherer of Sycomore fruit.
And the Lord tooke me as I followed the flocke, and the Lord said vnto me, Goe, prophecie vnto my people Israel.
Now therefore heare thou the worde of the Lord;
Thou sayest, Prophecie not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.
Therfore thus sayth the Lord;
Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sonnes and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be diuided by line: and thou shalt die in a polluted land, and Israel shall surely goe into captiuitie foorth of his land.