Then Amaziah, the Priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam King of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos has said, ''Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel must go into exile away from his land.' "
And Amaziah said to Amos, "O seer, go! Flee away to the land of Judah, and eat bread there, and prophecy there. But never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the King's sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom!"
Then Amos answered Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor a prophet's son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees. And the Lord took me from following the flock; and the Lord said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel!'
"Now therefore hear the word of the Lord:
You say, 'Do not prophesy against Israel
and do not preach against the house of Isaac,'
Therefore thus says the Lord:
'Your wife shall be a harlot in the city
and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword
and your land shall be parceled out by line.
You yourself shall die in an unclean land
and Israel shall surely go into exile away from its land.' "