Amos 7:15
New International Version
But the LORD took me from tending the flock and said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'

New Living Translation
But the LORD called me away from my flock and told me, ‘Go and prophesy to my people in Israel.’

English Standard Version
But the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’

Berean Study Bible
But the LORD took me from following the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to My people Israel.’

New American Standard Bible
"But the LORD took me from following the flock and the LORD said to me, 'Go prophesy to My people Israel.'

King James Bible
And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD took me from following the flock and said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'"

Contemporary English Version
But the LORD told me to leave my herds and preach to the people of Israel.

Good News Translation
But the LORD took me from my work as a shepherd and ordered me to come and prophesy to his people Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD took me from following the flock and said to me, 'Go, prophesy to My people Israel.'"

International Standard Version
But the LORD took me from tending the flock and the LORD kept saying to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'

NET Bible
Then the LORD took me from tending flocks and gave me this commission, 'Go! Prophesy to my people Israel!'

New Heart English Bible
and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the LORD took me away from herding the flock and said to me, 'Prophesy to my people Israel.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said unto me: Go, prophesy unto My people Israel.

New American Standard 1977
“But the LORD took me from following the flock and the LORD said to me, ‘Go prophesy to My people Israel.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
and the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

American King James Version
And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said to me, Go, prophesy to my people Israel.

American Standard Version
and Jehovah took me from following the flock, and Jehovah said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord took me from the sheep, and the Lord said to me, Go, and prophesy to my people Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord took me when I followed the flock, and the Lord said to me: Go, prophesy to my people Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah took me as I followed the flock, and Jehovah said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

English Revised Version
and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said to me, Go, prophesy to my people Israel.

World English Bible
and Yahweh took me from following the flock, and Yahweh said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah taketh me from after the flock, and Jehovah saith unto me, Go, prophesy unto My people Israel.
Study Bible
Amaziah Accuses Amos
14“I was not a prophet,” Amos replied, “nor was I the son of a prophet; rather, I was a herdsman and a tender of sycamore-fig trees. 15But the LORD took me from following the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to My people Israel.’ 16Now, therefore, hear the word of the LORD. You say: ‘Do not prophesy against Israel; do not preach against the house of Isaac.’…
Cross References
1 Samuel 10:11
All those who had formerly known Saul and saw him prophesying with the prophets asked one another, "What has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?"

Jeremiah 1:7
But the LORD told me: "Do not say, 'I am only a child.' For to everyone I send you, you must go, and all that I command you, you must speak.

Jeremiah 26:12
And Jeremiah said to all the officials and all the people, "The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard.

Ezekiel 2:3
"Son of man," He said to me: "I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against Me. To this very day the Israelites and their fathers have transgressed against Me.

Ezekiel 2:4
They are obstinate and hardhearted children. I am sending you to them, and you are to say to them, 'This is what the Lord GOD says.'

Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said to me, Go, prophesy to my people Israel.

took.

2 Samuel 7:8
Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:

Psalm 78:70-72
He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds: …

Matthew 4:18,19
And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers…

as I followed.

Jeremiah 1:7
But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

Ezekiel 2:3,4
And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day…

Luke 24:46-48
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: …







Lexicon
But the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

took me
וַיִּקָּחֵ֣נִי (way·yiq·qā·ḥê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

from following
מֵאַחֲרֵ֖י (mê·’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition-m
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

the flock
הַצֹּ֑אן (haṣ·ṣōn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

and said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to me,
אֵלַי֙ (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

‘Go,
לֵ֥ךְ (lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

prophesy
הִנָּבֵ֖א (hin·nā·ḇê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5012: To prophesy, speak, by inspiration

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

My people
עַמִּ֥י (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

Israel.’
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
(15) Followed the flock.--There is no hint of any lack of education or refinement (see Introduction) through the exclusion of any special aid derived from the training of earlier prophets. In this case God's inward call had been more than sufficient.

Verse 15. - As I followed; literally, from after from behind, as in the call of David (2 Samuel 7:8; Psalm 78:70), The Divine call came to him suddenly and imperatively, and he must needs obey it. He, therefore, could not follow Amaziah's counsel. 7:10-17 It is no new thing for the accusers of the brethren, to misrepresent them as enemies to the king and kingdom, as traitors to their prince, and troublers of the land, when they are the best friends to both. Those who make gain their godliness, and are governed by the hopes of wealth and preferment, are ready to think these the most powerful motives with others also. But those who have a warrant from God, like Amos, ought not to fear the face of man. If God, that sent him, had not strengthened him, he could not thus have set his face as a flint. The Lord often chooses the weak and foolish things of the world to confound the wise and mighty. But no fervent prayers, or self-denying labours, can bring proud sinners to bear faithful reproofs and warnings. And all who oppose or despise the Divine word, must expect fatal effects to their souls, unless they repent.
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