Amos 7:1

Overview - Amos 7
The judgments of the grasshoppers,
and of the fire are diverted by the prayer of Amos.
By the wall of a plumbline is signified the rejection of Israel.
10 Amaziah complains of Amos.
14 Amos shews his calling;
16 and Amaziah's judgment.
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Amos 7:1  (King James Version)
Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
 


shewed
Amos 7:4 Amos 7:7 ; 8:1 Jeremiah 1:11-16 ; 24:1 Ezekiel 11:25 ; Zechariah 1:20

he
4:9 Exodus 10:12-16 ; Isaiah 33:4 ; Joel 1:4 ; 2:25 Nahum 3:15-17

grasshoppers
or, green worms.
{Govai,} in Arabic {gabee,} "locusts," probably in their caterpillar state, in which they are most destructive. This is supposed to have been an emblem of the first invasion of the Assyrians.

mowings
make no hay. This was probably in the month of March, which is the only time of the year that the Arabs to this day feed their horses with grass.
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