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Amos 7

The judgments of the grasshoppers,

Amos 7:1 The LORDE God shewed me soch a vision: beholde, there stode one that made gresshoppers, euen when the corne was shutynge forth, after the kynge had clipte his shepe. Amos 7:2 Now when they vndertoke to eate vp all the grene thinges in ye lode, I sayde: O LORDE God, be mercifull, I beseke the: who shulde els helpe vp Iacob, that is brought so lowe? Amos 7:3 So the LORDE was gracious therin, and the LORDE sayde: well, it shall not be.

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

Amos 7:4 Agayne, ye LORDE shewed me this vision: beholde, the LORDE God called the fyre to punysh withall, and it deuoured the greate depe: yee it consumed a parte allredy. Amos 7:5 Then sayde I: O LORDE God, holde thyne honde: for who shulde els helpe vp Iacob that is brought so lowe? Amos 7:6 So the LORDE was merciful therin, and the LORDE God sayde: well, it shal not be.

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

Amos 7:7 Morouer, he shewed me this vision: beholde, the LORDE stode vpon a plastered wall, & a masons trowell in his hode. Amos 7:8 And the LORDE sayde vnto me: Amos, what seist thou? I answered: a masons trowell. Then sayde the LORDE: beholde, I will laye the trowell amoge my people of Israel, and will nomore ouersee them: Amos 7:9 but the hye hilchapels off Isaac must be layed waist, and the churches off Israel made desolate: and as for the house of Ieroboam, I will stonde vp agaynst it with the swerde.

Amaziah complaineth of Amos.

Amos 7:10 Vpon this sent Amasias the prest to Bethel vnto Ieroboam the kinge of Israel, sayenge: Amos maketh the house off Israel to rebell agaynst the, the londe ca not awaye with his wordes. Amos 7:11 For Amos sayeth: Ieroboam shall dye with the swerde, and Israel shall be led awaye captyue out of their owne londe. Amos 7:12 And Amasias sayde vnto Amos: Get the hence (thou that cast se so well) and fle in to the londe of Iuda: get the there thy lyuynge, and prophecy there: Amos 7:13 and prophecy nomore at Bethel, for it is the kynges chapel, and the kynges courte.

Amos sheweth his calling,

Amos 7:14 Amos answered, and sayde to Amasias: As for me, I am nether prophet, ner prophetes sonne: but a keper of catell. Now as I was breakynge downe molberies, and goynge after the catell, Amos 7:15 the LORDE toke me, & sayde vnto me: Go thy waye, and prophecy vnto my people of Israel.

and Amaziah's judgment.

Amos 7:16 And therfore, heare thou now the worde off the LORDE: Thou saiest: prophecy not agaynst Israel, and speake nothinge agaynst the house off Isaac. Amos 7:17 Wherfore thus sayeth the LORDE: Thy wife shalbe defyled in ye cite, yi sonnes and doughters shalbe slayne with the swerde, and thy londe shalbe measured out with the lyne: Thou thy self shalt dye in an vnclene londe, and Israel shalbe dryuen out off his owne countre.

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