Amos 2:11-12

2:11 I made some of your sons prophets

and some of your young men Nazirites.

Is this not true, you Israelites?”

The Lord is speaking!

2:12 “But you made the Nazirites drink wine;

you commanded the prophets, ‘Do not prophesy!’

tn Or perhaps “religious devotees” (also in the following verse). The Hebrew term נָזִיר (nazir) refers to one who “consecrated” or “devoted” to God (see Num 6:1-21).

sn Nazirites were strictly forbidden to drink wine (Num 6:2-3).