Amos 7:15
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New International Version
But the LORD took me from tending the flock and 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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I was no prophet - I am an extraordinary messenger of God. I am not called to the prophetic office but for this occasion. I have no message to Judah, and therefore need not go there. I have a message to Israel alone, and I must faithfully deliver it.

For the account which Amos gives here of himself, see the introduction.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

took.

2 Samuel 7:8 Now therefore so shall you say to my servant David, Thus said the LORD of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote...

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 brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea...

Matthew 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said to him, Follow me...

as I followed. Heb. from behind. Go.

Jeremiah 1:7 But the LORD said to me, Say not, I am a child: for you shall go to all that I shall send you...

Ezekiel 2:3,4 And he said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me...

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

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on you: and you shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem...

Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Acts 5:20,29-32 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life...

Library
Whether Irony is a Sin?
Objection 1: It seems that irony, which consists in belittling oneself, is not a sin. For no sin arises from one's being strengthened by God: and yet this leads one to belittle oneself, according to Prov. 30:1,2: "The vision which the man spoke, with whom is God, and who being strengthened by God, abiding with him, said, I am the most foolish of men." Also it is written (Amos 7:14): "Amos answered . . . I am not a prophet." Therefore irony, whereby a man belittles himself in words, is not a sin.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The River of Egypt, Rhinocorura. The Lake of Sirbon.
Pliny writes, "From Pelusium are the intrenchments of Chabrias: mount Casius: the temple of Jupiter Casius: the tomb of Pompey the Great: Ostracine: Arabia is bounded sixty-five miles from Pelusium: soon after begins Idumea and Palestine from the rising up of the Sirbon lake." Either my eyes deceive me, while I read these things,--or mount Casius lies nearer Pelusium, than the lake of Sirbon. The maps have ill placed the Sirbon between mount Casius and Pelusium. Sirbon implies burning; the name of
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
1 Samuel 10:11
When all those who had formerly known him saw him prophesying with the prophets, they asked each other, "What is this that 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 too young.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.

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

Ezekiel 2:3
He said: "Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have been in revolt against me to this very day.

Ezekiel 2:4
The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says.'

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