Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.
For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.
Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is
the king's chapel, and it is
the king's court.
Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was
no prophet, neither was
I a prophet's son; but I was
an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit: