Symbolic Visions of Judgment
7:1 The sovereign
How can Jacob survive?5
He is too weak!”6
7:4 The sovereign
7:5 I said, “Sovereign
How can Jacob survive?10
He is too weak!”11
7:7 He showed me this: I saw13 the sovereign One14 standing by a tin15 wall holding tin in his hand.
“Look, I am about to place tin among my people Israel.
I will no longer overlook their sin.16
7:9 Isaac’s centers of worship17 will become desolate;
Israel’s holy places will be in ruins.
I will attack Jeroboam’s dynasty with the sword.”18
Amos Confronts a Priest
7:10 Amaziah the priest of Bethel19 sent this message20 to King Jeroboam of Israel: “Amos is conspiring against you in the very heart of the kingdom of Israel!21 The land cannot endure all his prophecies.22 7:11 As a matter of fact,23 Amos is saying this: ‘Jeroboam will die by the sword and Israel will certainly be carried into exile24 away from its land.’”
7:12 Amaziah then said to Amos, “Leave, you visionary!25 Run away to the land of Judah! Earn your living26 and prophesy there! 7:13 Don’t prophesy at Bethel27 any longer, for a royal temple and palace are here!”28
7:14 Amos replied29 to Amaziah, “I was not a prophet by profession.30 No,31 I was a herdsman who also took care of32 sycamore fig trees.33
7:15 Then the
7:17 “Therefore this is what the
‘Your wife will become a prostitute in the streets37
and your sons and daughters will die violently.38
Your land will be given to others39
and you will die in a foreign40 land.
Israel will certainly be carried into exile41 away from its land.’”