So when he came into the world, he said, “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me.
And I will grant my two witnesses authority 1 to prophesy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth.
Then Balaam 1 uttered 2 his oracle, saying, “Balak, the king of Moab, brought me 3 from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, ‘Come, pronounce a curse on Jacob for me; come, denounce Israel.’ 4
Now the king of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah were sitting on their respective thrones, 1 dressed in their robes, at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria. 2 All the prophets were prophesying before them.
The king refused to listen to the people, because God was instigating this turn of events 1 so that he might bring to pass the prophetic announcement he had made 2 through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam son of Nebat.
Now the king of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah were sitting on their respective thrones, dressed in their royal robes, at the threshing floor at 1 the entrance of the gate of Samaria. All the prophets were prophesying before them.
The Lord said to me, “Jeremiah, 1 when one of these people, or a prophet, or a priest asks you, ‘What burdensome message 2 do you have from the Lord?’ Tell them, ‘You are the burden, 3 and I will cast you away. 4 I, the Lord, affirm it! 5
For King Zedekiah 1 had confined Jeremiah there after he had reproved him for prophesying as he did. He had asked Jeremiah, “Why do you keep prophesying these things? Why do you keep saying that the Lord says, ‘I will hand this city over to the king of Babylon? I will let him capture it. 2
Therefore tell them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: I hereby end this proverb; they will not recite it in Israel any longer.’ But say to them, ‘The days are at hand when every vision will be fulfilled. 1
“‘As for the prophet, if he is made a fool by being deceived into speaking a prophetic word – I, the Lord, have made a fool of 1 that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel.
The following is a record of what Amos prophesied. 1 He 2 was one of the herdsmen from Tekoa. These prophecies about Israel were revealed to him 3 during the time of 4 King Uzziah of Judah and 5 King Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel, two years before the earthquake. 6
Amaziah the priest of Bethel 1 sent this message 2 to King Jeroboam of Israel: “Amos is conspiring against you in the very heart of the kingdom of Israel! 3 The land cannot endure all his prophecies. 4
He 1 sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and look carefully for the child. When you find him, inform me so that I can go and worship him as well.”
But I confess this to you, that I worship 1 the God of our ancestors 2 according to the Way (which they call a sect), believing everything that is according to the law 3 and that is written in the prophets.