1 The Sovereign LORD showed me a vision. I saw him preparing to send a vast swarm of locusts over the land. This was after the king’s share had been harvested from the fields and as the main crop was coming up.
2 In my vision the locusts ate every green plant in sight. Then I said, “O Sovereign LORD, please forgive us or we will not survive, for Israel is so small.”
3 So the LORD relented from this plan. “I will not do it,” he said.
4 Then the Sovereign LORD showed me another vision. I saw him preparing to punish his people with a great fire. The fire had burned up the depths of the sea and was devouring the entire land.
5 Then I said, “O Sovereign LORD, please stop or we will not survive, for Israel is so small.”
6 Then the LORD relented from this plan, too. “I will not do that either,” said the Sovereign LORD .