The Locust King

This is what the Lord God showed me: He was forming a plague of locusts when the latter growth was beginning to sprout up, the latter growth after the king’s reaping.Amos 7:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) The particular translation I use for reading this verse is striking. There …

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Self-Important Religious Folk

So Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee back to the land of Judah. Earn your sustenance there, and prophesy there. But do not prophesy any more at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.” Amos 7:12–13 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) The prophet …

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