1This is what he showed me: behold, the Lord was standing beside a wall built with 2a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.
And the LORD said to me, 3"Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said, "Behold, I am setting 4a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; 5I will never again pass by them;
6the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste, and I will rise against 7the house of Jeroboam with the sword."