Amos 7:15 {14}
Good News Translation
But the LORD took me from my work as a shepherd and ordered me to come and prophesy to his people Israel.

Contemporary English Version
But the LORD told me to leave my herds and preach to the people of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Amos answered and said to Amasias: I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet: but I am a herdsman plucking wild figs.

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And Amos answered and said to Amasias: I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet: but I am a herdsman plucking wild figs.

took.

2 Samuel 7:8 And now thus shalt thou speak to my servant David: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I took thee out of the pastures from following the sheep to be ruler over my people Israel:

Psalm 78:70-72 And he chose his servant David, and took him from the flocks of sheep: he brought him from following the ewes great with young, . . .

Matthew 4:18,19 And Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishers). . . .

Matthew 9:9 And when Jesus passed on from thence, he saw a man sitting in the custom house, named Matthew; and he saith to him: Follow me. And he arose up and followed him.

as I followed.

Jeremiah 1:7 And the Lord said to me: Say not: I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee: and whatsoever I shall command thee, thou shalt speak.

Ezekiel 2:3,4 And saying: Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious people, that hath revolted from me, they, and their fathers, have transgressed my covenant even unto this day. . . .

Luke 24:46-48 And he said to them: Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer and to rise again from the dead, the third day: . . .

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Acts 5:20,29-32 Go, and standing speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. . . .

Context
Amaziah Accuses Amos
14But prophesy not again any more in Bethel: because it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the house of the kingdom. 15And Amos answered and said to Amasias: I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet: but I am a herdsman plucking wild figs.16And the Lord took me when I followed the flock, and the Lord said to me: Go, prophesy to my people Israel.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 10:11
And all that had known him yesterday and the day before, seeing that he was with the prophets, and prophesied, said to each other: What is this that hath happened to the son of Cis? is Saul also among the prophets?

Jeremiah 1:7
And the Lord said to me: Say not: I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee: and whatsoever I shall command thee, thou shalt speak.

Jeremiah 26:12
Then Jeremiah spoke to all the princes, and to all the people, saying: The Lord sent me to prophesy concerning this house, and concerning this city all the words that you have heard.

Ezekiel 2:3
And saying: Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious people, that hath revolted from me, they, and their fathers, have transgressed my covenant even unto this day.

Ezekiel 2:4
And they to whom I send thee are children of a hard face, and of an obstinate heart: and thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord God:

Additional Translations
But the LORD took me from following the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to My people Israel.’And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said to me, Go, prophesy to my people Israel.

and Jehovah took me from following the flock, and Jehovah said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

And the Lord took me from the sheep, and the Lord said to me, Go, and prophesy to my people Israel.

And Jehovah took me as I followed the flock, and Jehovah said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said to me, Go, prophesy to my people Israel.

and Yahweh took me from following the flock, and Yahweh said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'

and Jehovah taketh me from after the flock, and Jehovah saith unto me, Go, prophesy unto My people Israel.
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