Amos 7:1-9 NIV

Locusts, Fire and a Plumb Line

1 This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me:1 He was preparing swarms of locusts2 after the king's share had been harvested and just as the second crop was coming up.

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2 When they had stripped the land clean,3 I cried out, "Sovereign LORD, forgive! How can Jacob survive?4 He is so small!5"

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3 So the LORD relented.6 "This will not happen," the LORD said.7

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4 This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me: The Sovereign LORD was calling for judgment by fire;8 it dried up the great deep and devoured9 the land.

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5 Then I cried out, "Sovereign LORD, I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!10"

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      6 So the LORD relented.11 "This will not happen either," the Sovereign LORD said.12

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      7 This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand.
      8 And the LORD asked me, "What do you see,13 Amos?14" "A plumb line,15" I replied. Then the Lord said, "Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.16

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      9 "The high places17 of Isaac will be destroyed and the sanctuaries18 of Israel will be ruined; with my sword I will rise against the house of Jeroboam.19"

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