Warning Visions

1 Here, My Lord, Yahweh gave me to see, and lo! he was preparing the locust, in the beginning of the shooting up of the after-grass, - and lo! after-grass, cometh after the mowings for the king.

1 Thus the Lord (a)God showed me, and behold, He was forming a (A)locust-swarm (b)when the spring crop began to sprout. And behold, the spring crop was after the king’s (c)mowing.

1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed 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.

1 The Lord God showed me this: He was forming a swarm of locusts(A) at the time the spring crop first began to sprout—after the cutting of the king’s hay.

1 This is what the Lord GOD showed me: Look! He was forming locust swarms as the latter plantings were just beginning to sprout. Indeed, the king had just taken his first fruit tax.

2 And it came to pass, when they had made an end of eating the herbage of the land, that I said - Oh, My Lord, Yahweh, forgive, I beseech thee: By whom shall Jacob, arise? for, small, he is.

2 And it came about, (d)when it had (B)finished eating the vegetation of the land, that I said,(C)Lord God, please pardon!(e)How can Jacob stand,For he is (D)small?”

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 GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

2 When the locusts finished eating the vegetation of the land,(B) I said, “Lord God, please forgive!(C) How will Jacob survive since he is so small?”(D)

2 And so it came about that when the swarm had finished eating the grass of the land, I was saying, "Lord GOD, forgive please! How will Jacob stand, since he is small?"

3 Grieved was Yahweh, over this, - It shall not be, said Yahweh?

3 The Lord (f)(E)changed His mind about this.“It shall not be,” said the Lord.

3 The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.

3 The Lord relented concerning this.(E) “It will not happen,” He said.

3 So the LORD relented from this. "This will not happen," said the LORD.

Second Vision: Fire

4 Here, My Lord, Yahweh gave me to see, and lo! My Lord Yahweh proclaiming that, the controversy should be settled by fire, - which, having devoured the mighty roaring deep, should devour the inheritance.

4 Thus the Lord God showed me, and behold, the Lord God was calling to contend with them by (F)fire, and it consumed the great deep and began to consume the (g)farm land.

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

4 The Lord God showed me this: The Lord God was calling for a judgment by fire.(F) It consumed the great deep and devoured the land.

4 This is what the Lord GOD showed me: Look! The Lord GOD was calling for judgment by fire, and it was drying up the great depths of the ocean and consuming the land.

5 Then said I, My Lord, Yahweh, forbear, I beseech thee, By whom shall Jacob, arise? for, small, he is.

5 Then I said,(G)Lord God, please stop!(H)How can Jacob stand, for he is small?”

5 Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

5 Then I said, “Lord God, please stop!(G) How will Jacob survive since he is so small?”

5 So I kept on saying, "Lord GOD, forgive please! How will Jacob stand, since he is so small?"

6 Grieved was Yahweh, over this, - Even this, shall not be, said My Lord, Yahweh.

6 The Lord (h)(I)changed His mind about this.“This too shall not be,” said the Lord God.

6 The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD.

6 The Lord relented concerning this.(H) “This will not happen either,” said the Lord God.

6 So the LORD relented from this. "This will not happen, either," said the Lord GOD.

Third Vision: A Plumb Line

7 Here, he gave me to see, and lo! My Lord, stationed upon a pinnacle, - and, in his hand a plummet.

7 Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing (i)by a (j)vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.

7 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

7 He showed me this: The Lord was standing there by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.

7 This is what he showed me: Look! The Lord was standing upon a wall that stood straight and true, with a plumb line in his hand.

8 And Yahweh said unto me, What canst thou see, Amos? And I said, A plummet, - Then said My Lord, Behold me! fixing a plummet in the midst of my people Israel, I will not again any more forgive him.

8 The Lord said to me, “(J)What do you see, Amos?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said,“Behold I am about to put a (K)plumb lineIn the midst of My people Israel.I will (k)(L)spare them no longer.

8 And the LORD 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:

8 The Lord asked me, “What do you see, Amos?”(I)I replied, “A plumb line.”Then the Lord said, “I am setting a plumb line among My people Israel;(J) I will no longer spare them:(K)

8 And the LORD was asking me, "What do you see, Amos?" I replied, "A plumb line." So the Lord said, "Look, I have set a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel. I will no longer spare them.

9 So shall the high places of Isaac, be made desolate, and, the holy places of Israel, be laid waste, - and I will rise up, against the house of Jeroboam, with the sword.

9 “The (M)high places of Isaac will be desolatedAnd the (N)sanctuaries of Israel laid waste.Then I will (O)rise up against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”

9 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 Jeroboam with the sword.

9 Isaac’s high places(L) will be deserted,and Israel’s sanctuaries will be in ruins;(M)I will rise up against the house of Jeroboamwith a sword.”

9 Isaac's high places will be destroyed, and the sanctuaries of Israel will be ruined. I will rise in opposition to the house of Jeroboam with my sword."

Amaziah's Opposition

10 Then sent Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, unto Jeroboam king of Israel, saying: A conspiracy hath Amos, raised against thee, in the midst of the house of Israel, The land, is not able to endure, all his words;

10 Then Amaziah, the (P)priest of Bethel, sent word to (Q)Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, “Amos has (R)conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is unable to endure all his words.

10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam 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.

10 Amaziah the priest(N) of Bethel sent word to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you(O) right here in the house of Israel. The land cannot endure all his words,

10 So Amaziah priest of Bethel sent a message to Jeroboam king of Israel. It said, "Amos has been conspiring against you in the very heart of the house of Israel! The land cannot bear everything he has to say,

11 For, thus, saith Amos, By the sword, shall Jeroboam, die, - and, Israel, shall, surely be exiled, from off his own soil.

11 For thus Amos says, ‘Jeroboam will die by the sword and Israel will certainly go from its land into exile.’”

11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.

11 for Amos has said this: ‘Jeroboam will die by the sword, and Israel will certainly go into exile from its homeland.’”(P)

11 because Amos is saying this: "By the sword will Jeroboam die, and Israel will surely go into exile far from her homeland.'"

12 Then said Amaziah unto Amos, O seer, go flee thee away unto the land o Judah - and eat, there, bread, and, there, mayest thou prophesy;

12 Then Amaziah said to Amos, “(S)Go, you seer, flee away to the land of Judah and there eat bread and there do your prophesying!

12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:

12 Then Amaziah said to Amos, “Go away, you seer!(Q) Flee to the land of Judah. Earn your living(a) and give your prophecies there,

12 So Amaziah kept saying to Amos, "Get out of here, you seer! Go back to the land of Judah. Live there and prophesy there.

13 But, at Bethel, not again, any more, mayest thou prophesy, - for, the holy place of the king, it is, and, the house of the kingdom, it is.

13 But (T)no longer prophesy at Bethel, for it is a (U)sanctuary of the king and a royal (l)residence.”

13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.

13 but don’t ever prophesy(R) at Bethel again, for it is the king’s sanctuary(S) and a royal temple.”

13 Don't prophesy anymore at Bethel, because it's the king's sanctuary and a temple of the kingdom."

14 Then answered Amos, and said unto Amaziah, No prophet, was I, - nor the son of a prophet, was I, - but, a herdman, was I, and a preparer of sycamore fruit;

14 Then Amos replied to Amaziah, “I am not a prophet, nor am I the (V)son of a prophet; for I am a herdsman and a (m)grower of sycamore figs.

14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:

14 So Amos answered Amaziah, “I was(b) not a prophet or the son of a prophet;(c)(T) rather, I was(d) a herdsman,(U) and I took care of sycamore figs.

14 Amos replied in answer to Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor am I a prophet's son, for I have been shepherding and picking the fruit of sycamore trees.

15 But Yahweh, took me away, from following the flock, - and Yahweh, said unto me, Go prophesy against my people Israel.

15 But the Lord took me from (n)following the flock and the Lord said to me, ‘Go (W)prophesy to My people Israel.’

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

15 But the Lord took me from following the flock(V) and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to My people Israel.’”(W)

15 But the LORD took me from tending the flock and the LORD kept saying to me, "Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'

16 Now, therefore, hear thou the word of Yahweh, - Thou art saying, Thou must not prophesy concerning Israel, nor let thy word drop down upon the house of Isaac.

16 Now hear the word of the Lord: you are saying, ‘You (X)shall not prophesy against Israel (Y)nor shall you (o)speak against the house of Isaac.’

16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.

16 Now hear the word of the Lord. You say:Do not prophesy(X) against Israel;do not preach(Y) against the house of Isaac.

16 "Very well then, hear this message from the LORD: "You are saying, "Don't prophesy against Israel, and don't preach against the house of Isaac."

17 Therefore - Thus, saith Yahweh, Thy wife, in the city, will commit unchastity, and, thy sons and thy daughters, by the sword, shall fall, and, thine own soil, by line, shall he apportioned, - and, thou, on a polluted soil, shalt die, and, Israel, shall, surely go into exile, away front his own soil.

17 Therefore, thus says the Lord, ‘Your (Z)wife will become a harlot in the city, your (AA)sons and your daughters will fall by the sword, your land will be parceled up by a measuring line and you yourself will die (p)upon (AB)unclean soil. Moreover, Israel will certainly go from its land into exile.’”

17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an 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.

17 Therefore, this is what the Lord says:Your wife will be a prostitute in the city,(Z)your sons and daughters will fall by the sword,(AA)and your land will be divided upwith a measuring line.You yourself will die on pagan(e) soil,(AB)and Israel will certainly go into exile(AC)from its homeland.

17 "Therefore this is what the LORD says: "Your wife will become a whore in the city, and your sons and daughters will die by the sword. Your land will be divided and apportioned, and you will die in a foreign land. Israel will surely go into exile, far from its homeland."'"

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