1611 King James Bible

Amos 7

The judgments of the grasshoppers,

Amos 7:1 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. Amos 7:2 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. Amos 7:3 The LORD repented for this. It shall not be, saith the LORD.

and of the fire, are diverted by the prayer of Amos.

Amos 7:4 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. Amos 7:5 Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee, by whom shal Iacob arise? for he [is] small. Amos 7:6 The LORD repented for this. This also shall not bee, saith the Lord GOD.

By the wall of a plumbline is signified the rejection of Israel.

Amos 7:7 Thus hee shewed mee, and behold, the Lord stood vpon a wall [made by] a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand. Amos 7:8 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. Amos 7:9 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.

Amaziah complaineth of Amos.

Amos 7:10 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. Amos 7:11 For thus Amos saith, Ieroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captiue, out of their owne land. Amos 7:12 Also Amaziah said vnto Amos, O thou Seer, goe, flee thee away into the land of Iudah, and there eate bread, and prophecie there. Amos 7:13 But prophecie not againe any more at Beth-el: for it [is] the Kings Chappell, and it [is] the Kings Court.

Amos sheweth his calling,

Amos 7:14 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. Amos 7:15 And the LORD tooke me as I followed the flocke, and the LORD said vnto me, Goe, prophecie vnto my people Israel.

and Amaziah's judgment.

Amos 7:16 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. Amos 7:17 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.

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