12 Then Amaziah said to Amos, “Get out, you seer!(A) Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there.(B) 13 Don’t prophesy anymore at Bethel,(C) because this is the king’s sanctuary and the temple(D) of the kingdom.(E)

14 Amos answered Amaziah, “I was neither a prophet(F) nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees.(G) 15 But the Lord took me from tending the flock(H) and said to me, ‘Go,(I) prophesy(J) to my people Israel.’(K)

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