Amos 7

1 Thus hath Lord (Adonai) יהוה shewed unto me: Behold, He formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, behold, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings.

2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said: “O Lord (Adonai) יהוה, forgive, I beseech you; by whom shall Jacob (Yaaqov) arise, for he is small?

3 יהוה regretted for this. “It shall not be,” saith יהוה.

4 Thus hath Lord (Adonai) יהוה shewed unto me: and, behold, Lord (Adonai) יהוה called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.

5 Then said I, “O Lord (Adonai) יהוה, cease, I beseech you; by whom shall Jacob (Yaaqov) arise, for he is small?”

6 יהוה regretted for this. “This also shall not be,” saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.

7 Thus He shewed me; and, behold, the Lord (Adonai) stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in His hand.

8 And יהוה said unto me, “Amos, what seest you?” And I said, “A plumbline.” Then said the Lord (Adonai), “Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of My people Yisrael; I will not again pass by them anymore.

9 And the high places of Isaac (Yitschaq) shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Yisrael shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam (Yarovam) with the sword.

10 Then Amazyah the kohen of Bethel (Beit-El) sent to Jeroboam (Yarovam) king of Yisrael, saying, “Amos hath conspired against you in the midst of the house of Yisrael; the land is not able to bear all his words.

11 For thus Amos saith: ‘Jeroboam (Yarovam) shall die by the sword, and Yisrael shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.’”

12 Also Amazyah said unto Amos, “O you seer, go, flee you away into the land of Judah (Yehudah), and there eat bread, and prophesy there;

13 But prophesy not again anymore at Bethel (Beit-El), for it is the king’s chapel, and it is the king’s court.”

14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amazyah: “I was no prophet, nor was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit.

15 And יהוה took me as I followed the flock, and יהוה said unto me, ‘Go, prophesy unto My people Yisrael.’

16 Now therefore hear you the word of יהוה: you sayest, ‘Prophesy not against Yisrael, and drop not your word against the house of Isaac (Yitschaq).’

17 Therefore thus saith יהוה: ‘Your wife shall be a harlot in the city, and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, and your land shall be divided by line; and you shalt die in a polluted land; and Yisrael shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.’”