The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000. Amos
Three Visions of Destruction
Thus hath the Lord G OD showed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord G OD, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
The L ORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the L ORD.
¶ Thus hath the Lord G OD showed unto me: and, behold, the Lord G OD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.
Then said I, O Lord G OD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
The L ORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord G OD.
¶ Thus he showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.
And the L ORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:
and the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jerobo'am with the sword.
Amos and Amaziah
¶ Then Amazi'ah the priest of Bethel sent to Jerobo'am king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.
For thus Amos saith, Jerobo'am shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.
Also Amazi'ah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
but prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.
¶ Then answered Amos, and said to Amazi'ah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a herdman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit:
and the L ORD took me as I followed the flock, and the L ORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
Now therefore hear thou the word of the L ORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.
Therefore thus saith the L ORD; Thy wife shall be a harlot 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 in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.