Matthew Bible

Amos 7

The judgments of the grasshoppers,

Amos 7:1 The Lorde God shewed me such a vysyon: beholde, there stode one that made gresshoppers, euen when the corne was shuting forth, after the kinge had clypte hys shepe. Amos 7:2 Nowe when they vndertoke to eat vp all the greue thynges in the lande, I sayd: O Lorde God, be mercyfull, I beseche the: who shuld els help vp Iacob, that is brought so lowe? Amos 7:3 So the Lorde was gracyons therin, and the Lorde sayde: well, it shal not be.

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

Amos 7:4 Agayne the Lorde shewed me thys vysyon: beholde, the Lorde God called the fyre to punish withal, and it deuoured the greate depe: yea it consumed a parte already. Amos 7:5 Then sayd I Lord God, holde thyne hande: for who shulde els helpe vp Iacob, that is brought so lowe? Amos 7:6 So the Lorde was mercyfull therein, and þe Lord God sayde: well, it shall not be.

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

Amos 7:7 Moreouer, he shewed me thys vysyon: beholde, the Lorde stode vpon a plastered wall, and a masons trowel in hys lande. Amos 7:8 And the Lorde sayd vnto me: Amos, what seyst thou? I aunswered: a masons trowel. Then sayde þe Lorde: Beholde, I wyl laye the trowel among my people of Israel, and wyll no more ouerse them: Amos 7:9 but the hye hylchapels of Isaac must be layed waste, and the churches of Israell made desolate: and as for the house of Ieroboam, I wyl stand vp agaynst with þe swerd.

Amaziah complaineth of Amos.

Amos 7:10 Vpon this sent Amasiah the prest to Bethell vnto Ieroboam the kynge of Israel, sayinge: Amos maketh the house of Israel to rebell agaynst the, the lande can not awaye with his wordes. Amos 7:11 For Amos sayeth, Ieroboam shall dye with the swearde, and Israel shall be led awaye captyue oute of theyr owne land. Amos 7:12 And Amasiah sayde vnto Amos: Get the hence (thou that caust se so well) & fle into the lande of Iuda: get the there thy lyuynge, and prophecye there: Amos 7:13 and prophecye no more at Bethell, for it is the kynges chapell, and the kynges courte.

Amos sheweth his calling,

Amos 7:14 Amos aunswered, and sayde to Amasiah: As for me I am neyther Prophet, nor prophetes sonne: but a keper of catell. Now as I was breakinge downe molberies, and goyng after the catell, Amos 7:15 the Lorde toke me, and sayde vnto me: Go thy waye, and prophecye vnto my people of Israel.

and Amaziah's judgment.

Amos 7:16 And therfore, heare thou now the word of the Lorde: Thou sayest: prophecye not agaynst Israell, & speake nothing agaynst the house of Isaac. Amos 7:17 Wherfore thus sayeth the Lord: Thy wyfe shalbe defyled in the cytye, thy sonnes and daughters shall be slayne with the swearde, & thy lande shalbe measured out with the lyne. Thou thy selfe shalt dye in an vnclene lande, & Israel shalbe dryuen out of hys owne countre.

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