The prophet sees, in three visions, evils coming upon Israel: he is accused of treason by the false priest of Bethel.
1 These things the Lord God shewed to me: and behold the locust was formed in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter rain, and lo, it was the latter rain after the king's mowing.
Haec ostendit mihi Dominus Deus : et ecce fictor locustae in principio germinantium serotini imbris, et ecce serotinus post tonsionem regis.
2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, I said: O Lord God, be merciful, I beseech thee: who shall raise up Jacob, for he is very little?
Et factum est, cum consummasset comedere herbam terrae, dixi : Domine Deus, propitius esto, obsecro; quis suscitabit Jacob, quia parvulus est?
3 The Lord had pity upon this: It shall not be, said the Lord.
Misertus est Dominus super hoc : Non erit, dixit Dominus.
4 These things the Lord God shewed to me: and behold the Lord called for judgment unto fire, and it devoured the great deep, and ate up a part at the same time.
Haec ostendit mihi Dominus Deus : et ecce vocabat judicium ad ignem Dominus Deus; et devoravit abyssum multam, et comedit simul partem.
5 And I said: O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee, who shall raise up Jacob, for he is a little one?
Et dixi : Domine Deus, quiesce, obsecro; quis suscitabit Jacob, quia parvulus est?
6 The Lord had pity upon this. Yea this also shall not be, said the Lord God.
Misertus est Dominus super hoc : Sed et istud non erit, dixit Dominus.
7 These things the Lord shewed to me: and behold the Lord was standing upon a plastered wall, and in his hand a mason's trowel.
Haec ostendit mihi Dominus : et ecce Dominus stans super murum litum, et in manu ejus trulla caementarii.
8 And the Lord said to me: What seest thou, Amos? And I said: A mason's trowel. And the Lord said: Behold, I will lay down the trowel in the midst of my people Israel. I will plaster them over no more.
Et dixit Dominus ad me : Quid tu vides, Amos? Et dixi : Trullam caementarii. Et dixit Dominus : Ecce ego ponam trullam in medio populi mei Israel; non adjiciam ultra superinducere eum.
9 And the high places of the idol shall be thrown down, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste: and I will rise up against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.
Et demolientur excelsa idoli, et sanctificationes Israel desolabuntur, et consurgam super domum Jeroboam in gladio.
10 And Amasias the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying: Amos hath rebelled against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.
Et misit Amasias, sacerdos Bethel, ad Jeroboam, regem Israel, dicens : Rebellavit contra te Amos in medio domus Israel; non poterit terra sustinere universos sermones ejus.
11 For thus saith Amos: Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall be carried away captive out of their own land.
Haec enim dicit Amos : In gladio morietur Jeroboam, et Israel captivus migrabit de terra sua.
12 And Amasias said to Amos: Thou seer, go, flee away into the land of Juda: and eat bread there, and prophesy there.
Et dixit Amasias ad Amos : Qui vides, gradere : fuge in terram Juda, et comede ibi panem, et prophetabis ibi.
13 But prophesy not again any more in Bethel: because it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the house of the kingdom.
Et in Bethel non adjicies ultra ut prophetes, quia sanctificatio regis est, et domus regni est.
14 And Amos answered and said to Amasias: I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet: but I am a herdsman plucking wild figs.
Responditque Amos, et dixit ad Amasiam : Non sum propheta, et non sum filius prophetae : sed armentarius ego sum vellicans sycomoros.
15 And the Lord took me when I followed the flock, and the Lord said to me: Go, prophesy to my people Israel.
Et tulit me Dominus cum sequerer gregem, et dixit Dominus ad me : Vade, propheta ad populum meum Israel.
16 And now hear thou the word of the Lord: Thou sayest, thou shalt not prophesy against Israel, and thou shalt not drop thy word upon the house of the idol.
Et nunc audi verbum Domini : Tu dicis : Non prophetabis super Israel, et non stillabis super domum idoli.
17 Therefore thus saith the Lord: Thy wife shall play the harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be measured by a line: and thou shalt die in a polluted land, and Israel shall go into captivity out of their land.
Propter hoc haec dicit Dominus : Uxor tua in civitate fornicabitur, et filii tui et filiae tuae in gladio cadent, et humus tua funiculo metietur : et tu in terra polluta morieris, et Israel captivus migrabit de terra sua.