But you made the Nazirites drink wine
and commanded the prophets,
“Do not prophesy.”
“Quit your preaching,” they preach.
“They should not preach these things;
shame will not overtake us.”
Therefore, here is what the Lord says concerning the people of Anathoth who want to take your life. They warn, “You must not prophesy in the name of Yahweh, or you will certainly die at our hand.”
but don’t ever prophesy at Bethel again, for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.”
Then Amaziah said to Amos, “Go away, you seer! Flee to the land of Judah. Earn your living and give your prophecies there,
They say to the seers, “Do not see,”
and to the prophets,
“Do not prophesy the truth to us.
Tell us flattering things.
Now hear the word of the Lord. You say:Do not prophesy against Israel;
do not preach against the house of Isaac.
If I say, “I won’t mention Him
or speak any longer in His name,”
His message becomes a fire burning in my heart,
shut up in my bones.
I become tired of holding it in,
and I cannot prevail.