New International Version
But the LORD took me from tending the flock and said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'
King James Bible
And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah took me as I followed the flock, and Jehovah said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
World English Bible
and Yahweh took me from following the flock, and Yahweh said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'
Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah taketh me from after the flock, and Jehovah saith unto me, Go, prophesy unto My people Israel.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I was no prophet - I am an extraordinary messenger of God. I am not called to the prophetic office but for this occasion. I have no message to Judah, and therefore need not go there. I have a message to Israel alone, and I must faithfully deliver it.
For the account which Amos gives here of himself, see the introduction.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
as I followed. Heb. from behind. Go.
LibraryWhether Irony is a Sin?
Objection 1: It seems that irony, which consists in belittling oneself, is not a sin. For no sin arises from one's being strengthened by God: and yet this leads one to belittle oneself, according to Prov. 30:1,2: "The vision which the man spoke, with whom is God, and who being strengthened by God, abiding with him, said, I am the most foolish of men." Also it is written (Amos 7:14): "Amos answered . . . I am not a prophet." Therefore irony, whereby a man belittles himself in words, is not a sin. …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The River of Egypt, Rhinocorura. The Lake of Sirbon.
1 Samuel 10:11
When all those who had formerly known him saw him prophesying with the prophets, they asked each other, "What is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?"
But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am too young.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.
Then Jeremiah said to all the officials and all the people: "The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the things you have heard.
He said: "Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have been in revolt against me to this very day.
The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says.'
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