Amos Chapter 7 עָמוֹס

א  כֹּה הִרְאַנִי, אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, וְהִנֵּה יוֹצֵר גֹּבַי, בִּתְחִלַּת עֲלוֹת הַלָּקֶשׁ; וְהִנֵּה-לֶקֶשׁ--אַחַר, גִּזֵּי הַמֶּלֶךְ. 1 Thus the Lord GOD showed me; and, behold, He formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
ב  וְהָיָה, אִם-כִּלָּה לֶאֱכוֹל אֶת-עֵשֶׂב הָאָרֶץ, וָאֹמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה סְלַח-נָא, מִי יָקוּם יַעֲקֹב:  כִּי קָטֹן, הוּא. 2 And if it had come to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land--so I said: O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech Thee; how shall Jacob stand? for he is small.
ג  נִחַם יְהוָה, עַל-זֹאת:  לֹא תִהְיֶה, אָמַר יְהוָה. 3 The LORD repented concerning this; 'It shall not be', saith the LORD.
ד  כֹּה הִרְאַנִי אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, וְהִנֵּה קֹרֵא לָרִב בָּאֵשׁ אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה; וַתֹּאכַל אֶת-תְּהוֹם רַבָּה, וְאָכְלָה אֶת-הַחֵלֶק. 4 Thus the Lord GOD showed me; and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire; and it devoured the great deep, and would have eaten up the land.
ה  וָאֹמַר, אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה חֲדַל-נָא--מִי יָקוּם, יַעֲקֹב:  כִּי קָטֹן, הוּא. 5 Then said I: O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech Thee; how shall Jacob stand? for he is small.
ו  נִחַם יְהוָה, עַל-זֹאת; גַּם-הִיא לֹא תִהְיֶה, אָמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה.  {פ} 6 The LORD repented concerning this; 'This also shall not be', saith the Lord GOD. {P}
ז  כֹּה הִרְאַנִי, וְהִנֵּה אֲדֹנָי נִצָּב עַל-חוֹמַת אֲנָךְ; וּבְיָדוֹ, אֲנָךְ. 7 Thus He showed me; and, behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in His hand.
ח  וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֵלַי, מָה-אַתָּה רֹאֶה עָמוֹס, וָאֹמַר, אֲנָךְ; וַיֹּאמֶר אֲדֹנָי, הִנְנִי שָׂם אֲנָךְ בְּקֶרֶב עַמִּי יִשְׂרָאֵל--לֹא-אוֹסִיף עוֹד, עֲבוֹר לוֹ. 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 pardon them any more;
ט  וְנָשַׁמּוּ בָּמוֹת יִשְׂחָק, וּמִקְדְּשֵׁי יִשְׂרָאֵל יֶחֱרָבוּ; וְקַמְתִּי עַל-בֵּית יָרָבְעָם, בֶּחָרֶב.  {ס} 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. {S}
י  וַיִּשְׁלַח, אֲמַצְיָה כֹּהֵן בֵּית-אֵל, אֶל-יָרָבְעָם מֶלֶךְ-יִשְׂרָאֵל, לֵאמֹר:  קָשַׁר עָלֶיךָ עָמוֹס, בְּקֶרֶב בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל--לֹא-תוּכַל הָאָרֶץ, לְהָכִיל אֶת-כָּל-דְּבָרָיו. 10 Then Amaziah the priest of Beth-el 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.
יא  כִּי-כֹה אָמַר עָמוֹס, בַּחֶרֶב יָמוּת יָרָבְעָם; וְיִשְׂרָאֵל--גָּלֹה יִגְלֶה, מֵעַל אַדְמָתוֹ.  {ס} 11 For thus Amos saith: Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of his land.' {S}
יב  וַיֹּאמֶר אֲמַצְיָה, אֶל-עָמוֹס, חֹזֶה, לֵךְ בְּרַח-לְךָ אֶל-אֶרֶץ יְהוּדָה; וֶאֱכָל-שָׁם לֶחֶם, וְשָׁם תִּנָּבֵא. 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;
יג  וּבֵית-אֵל, לֹא-תוֹסִיף עוֹד לְהִנָּבֵא:  כִּי מִקְדַּשׁ-מֶלֶךְ הוּא, וּבֵית מַמְלָכָה הוּא. 13 but prophesy not again any more at Beth-el, for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house.'
יד  וַיַּעַן עָמוֹס, וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל-אֲמַצְיָה, לֹא-נָבִיא אָנֹכִי, וְלֹא בֶן-נָבִיא אָנֹכִי:  כִּי-בוֹקֵר אָנֹכִי, וּבוֹלֵס שִׁקְמִים. 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah: 'I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a herdman, and a dresser of sycamore-trees;
טו  וַיִּקָּחֵנִי יְהוָה, מֵאַחֲרֵי הַצֹּאן; וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלַי יְהוָה, לֵךְ הִנָּבֵא אֶל-עַמִּי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 15 and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said unto me: Go, prophesy unto My people Israel.
טז  וְעַתָּה, שְׁמַע דְּבַר-יְהוָה:  אַתָּה אֹמֵר, לֹא תִנָּבֵא עַל-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְלֹא תַטִּיף, עַל-בֵּית יִשְׂחָק. 16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest: Prophesy not against Israel, and preach not against the house of Isaac;
יז  לָכֵן כֹּה-אָמַר יְהוָה, אִשְׁתְּךָ בָּעִיר תִּזְנֶה וּבָנֶיךָ וּבְנֹתֶיךָ בַּחֶרֶב יִפֹּלוּ, וְאַדְמָתְךָ, בַּחֶבֶל תְּחֻלָּק; וְאַתָּה, עַל-אֲדָמָה טְמֵאָה תָּמוּת, וְיִשְׂרָאֵל, גָּלֹה יִגְלֶה מֵעַל אַדְמָתוֹ.  {פ} 17 Therefore thus saith the LORD: Thy wife shall be a 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 thyself shalt die in an unclean land, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of his land.' {P}