Amos 7
1Thus hath Adonoi Hashem showed unto me; and, hinei, He formed locusts in the beginning of the springing up of the second crop; and, hinei, it was the second crop after the mowing of the melech. 2And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the vegetation of ha'aretz, then I said, O Adonoi Hashem, forgive, I beseech thee; how shall Ya'akov survive? For he is katon. 3Hashem relented for this; It shall not be, saith Hashem. 4Thus hath Adonoi Hashem showed unto me; and, hinei, Adonoi Hashem called to punish with eish, and it devoured the tehom rabbah (great deep), and did devour the chelek (portion). 5Then said I, O Adonoi Hashem, cease, I beseech thee; how shall Ya'akov survive? For he is katon. 6Hashem relented for this: This also shall not be, saith Adonoi Hashem. 7Thus He showed me; and, hinei, Hashem stood upon a chomah (wall) made with a plumb line, and a plumb line in His hand. 8And Hashem said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumb line. Then said Hashem, Hineni, I will set a plumb line in the midst of My people Yisroel; I will not again pass by them [and spare them] anymore; 9And the high places of Yitzchak shall be desolate, and the mikdeshei Yisroel (i.e., heathen sanctuaries) shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the Bais Yarov`am with the cherev. 10Then Amatzyah the kohen of Beit-El sent to Yarov`am Melech Yisroel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of Bais Yisroel; the land is not able to bear all his words. 11For thus Amos saith, Yarov`am shall die by the cherev, and Yisroel shall surely be led away into the golus out of their own land. 12Also Amatzyah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into Eretz Yehudah, and there eat lechem, and prophesy there: 13But prophesy not again any more at Beit-El; for it is the Mikdash Melech, and it is the Bais Mamlachah. 14Then answered Amos, and said to Amatzyah, I was no navi, neither was I a ben navi; but I was a herder, and a dresser of sycamore-fig trees; 15And Hashem took me as I followed the tzon, and Hashem said unto me, Go, prophesy unto My people Yisroel. 16Now therefore hear thou the Devar Hashem: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Yisroel, and drop not thy word against the Bais Yitzchak. 17Therefore thus saith Hashem: Thy isha shall be a zonah in the city, and thy banim and thy banot shall fall by the cherev, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in an adamah temei'ah (unclean land); and Yisroel shall surely go forth of his land into golus (exile).
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