Amos 7:15
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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.

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

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The History of the Prophetic Sermons, Epistles, and Apocalypses
[Sidenote: Real character and aims of the prophets] To understand and rightly interpret the prophetic writings of the Old Testament it is necessary to cast aside a false impression as to the character of the prophets which is widely prevalent. They were not foretellers, but forth-tellers. Instead of being vague dreamers, in imagination living far in the distant future, they were most emphatically men of their own times, enlightened and devoted patriots, social and ethical reformers, and spiritual
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

On the Interpretation of Scripture
IT is a strange, though familiar fact, that great differences of opinion exist respecting the Interpretation of Scripture. All Christians receive the Old and New Testament as sacred writings, but they are not agreed about the meaning which they attribute to them. The book itself remains as at the first; the commentators seem rather to reflect the changing atmosphere of the world or of the Church. Different individuals or bodies of Christians have a different point of view, to which their interpretation
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World

Cross References
1 Samuel 10:11
It came about, when all who knew him previously saw that he prophesied now with the prophets, that the people said to one another, "What has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?"

Jeremiah 1:7
But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak.

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

Ezekiel 2:3
Then He said to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebellious people who have rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day.

Ezekiel 2:4
"I am sending you to them who are stubborn and obstinate children, and you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD.'

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