Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was right before thee.
So then, the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying:
Therefore I say - I will not mention him Neither will I speak any more in his name, But then it becometh in my heart as a fire that burneth, Shut up in my bones, - And I am weary of restraint and cannot refrain.
So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away, - and I went bitterly, in the rage of my spirit, but the hand of Yahweh upon me was strong.
Thou therefore Son of man, A watchman, have I appointed thee, to the house of Israel, So then thou shalt hear at my mouth. message, and shalt warn them from me.
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;
Ye know, my brethren beloved, - but let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,
Not, many teachers, become ye, my brethren, knowing that, a severer sentence, shall ye receive;
in what manner I in nowise shrank from announcing unto you anything that was profitable and teaching you publicly and in your homes;
2 Corinthians 1:12
For, our boasting, is, this, - the witness of our conscience, that, in sanctity and sincerity of God, and not in fleshly wisdom, but in God's favour, have we behaved ourselves in the world, - and more abundantly towards you.
2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not, as the many, driving a petty trade with the word of God; but, as of sincerity, but, as of God, before God, in Christ, we speak.