Amos 7
Smith's Literal Translation Par ▾ 

The Locusts, Fire, and Plumb Line
(Joel 2:1–11)

1Thus the Lord Jehovah caused me to see; and behold, he will form locusts in the beginning of the coming up of the latter grass; and behold, the latter grass after the moorings of the king.

2And it was if he finished to devour the green herb of the land, and saying, O Lord Jehovah, forgive now: who shall raise up Jacob? for he is small.

3Jehovah lamented for this: It shall not be, said Jehovah.

4Thus the Lord Jehovah caused me to see: and behold, the Lord Jehovah called to contend with fire, and it will devour the great deep, and devoured the portion.

5And saying, O Lord Jehovah, cease now: who shall cause Jacob to rise? for he is small.

6Jehovah lamented for this: Also this shall not be, said the Lord Jehovah.

7Thus he caused me to see: and behold, Jehovah stood upon a wall of lead, and lead in his hand.

8And Jehovah will say to me, What seest thou, Amos? And saying, Lead. And Jehovah will say to me: Behold me setting lead in the midst of my people Israel: I will no more add to pass by to him.

9And the heights of Isaak were made desolate, and the holy places of Israel shall be laid waste; and I rose up against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.

Amaziah Accuses Amos

10And Amaziah priest of the house of God, will send to Jeroboam, kind of Israel, saying, Amos conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land will not be able to endure all his words. 11For thus said Amos: Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel being taken captive shall be carried away captive from his land. 12And Amaziah will say to Amos, Thou seer, go flee for thyself to the land of Judah, and eat there bread, and there shalt thou prophesy. 13And thou shalt no more add to prophesy in the house of God, for it is the king's holy place, and it is the house of the kingdom.

14And Amos will answer and say to Amaziah, I am no prophet, and I not the son of a prophet; for I a herdsman, and gathering figs of the sycamores. 15And Jehovah will take me from after the sheep, and Jehovah will say to me, Go prophesy to my people Israel. 16And now hear the word of Jehovah: Thou sayest thou shalt not prophesy against Israel, and thou shalt not drop against the house of Isaak. 17For this, thus said Jehovah: Thy wife shall commit fornication in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line, and thou shalt die upon a polluted land: and Israel being taken captive shall be carried into captivity from his land.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Amos 6
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