American Standard Version

Amos 7

The judgments of the grasshoppers,

Amos 7:1 Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me: and, behold, he formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings. Amos 7:2 And it came to pass that, when they made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord Jehovah, forgive, I beseech thee: how shall Jacob stand? for he is small. Amos 7:3 Jehovah repented concerning this: It shall not be, saith Jehovah.

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

Amos 7:4 Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me: and, behold, the Lord Jehovah called to contend by fire; and it devoured the great deep, and would have eaten up the land. Amos 7:5 Then said I, O Lord Jehovah, cease, I beseech thee: how shall Jacob stand? for he is small. Amos 7:6 Jehovah repented concerning this: this also shall not be, saith the Lord Jehovah.

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

Amos 7:7 Thus he showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand. Amos 7:8 And Jehovah said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumb-line. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumb-line in the midst of my people Israel; I will not again pass by them any more; Amos 7:9 and 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.

Amaziah complaineth of Amos.

Amos 7:10 Then Amaziah the priest of Beth-el 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. Amos 7:11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of his land. Amos 7:12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thou away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: Amos 7:13 but prophesy not again any more at Beth-el; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house.

Amos sheweth his calling,

Amos 7:14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a herdsman, and a dresser of sycomore-trees: Amos 7:15 and Jehovah took me from following the flock, and Jehovah said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

and Amaziah's judgment.

Amos 7:16 Now therefore hear thou the word of Jehovah: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not [thy word] against the house of Isaac; Amos 7:17 therefore thus saith Jehovah: Thy wife shall be a 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 thyself shalt die in a land that is unclean, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of his land.

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