1This is what the Lord GOD showed me: behold, 2he was forming locusts when the latter growth was just beginning to sprout, and behold, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
When they had finished eating the grass of the land, I said, "O Lord GOD, please forgive! 3How can Jacob stand? He is so small!"
4The LORD relented concerning this: "It shall not be," said the LORD.
5This is what the Lord GOD showed me: behold, the Lord GOD was calling 6for a judgment by fire, and it devoured the great deep and was eating up the land.
Then I said, "O Lord GOD, please cease! 7How can Jacob stand? He is so small!"
References for Amos 7:5
[See ver. 2 above]
8The LORD relented concerning this: "This also shall not be," said the Lord GOD.
References for Amos 7:6
[See ver. 3 above]
9This is what he showed me: behold, the Lord was standing beside a wall built with 10a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.
And the LORD said to me, 11"Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said, "Behold, I am setting 12a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; 13I will never again pass by them;
14the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste, and I will rise against 15the house of Jeroboam with the sword."