1: Thus hath the Lord GOD shown to me; and behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and lo, [it was] the latter growth after the king's mowings. 2: And it came to pass, [that] when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he [is] small. 3: The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD. 4: Thus hath the Lord GOD shown to me: and behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part. 5: Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he [is] small. 6: The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD. 7: Thus he showed me: and behold, the Lord stood upon a wall [made] by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand. 8: And the LORD said to me, Amos, what seest thou? and I said, A plumb-line. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumb-line in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more: 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. 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. 11: For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land. 12: Also Amaziah said to Amos, O thou seer, go flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: 13: But prophesy not again any more at Beth-el: for it [is] the king's chapel, and it [is] the king's court. 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 gatherer of sycamore fruit: 15: And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said to me, Go, prophesy to my people Israel. 16: Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not [thy word] against the house of Isaac. 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 shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go from his land into captivity.