Amos 7:1-6 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Thus the Lord GOD showed me: behold, he was forming locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings. 1 This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me: He was preparing swarms of locusts after the king's share had been harvested and just as the second crop was coming up.
2 When they had finished eating the grass of the land, I said, "O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee! How can Jacob stand? He is so small!" 2 When they had stripped the land clean, I cried out, "Sovereign LORD, forgive! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!"
3 The LORD repented concerning this; "It shall not be," said the LORD. 3 So the LORD relented. "This will not happen," the LORD said.
4 Thus the Lord GOD showed me: behold, the Lord GOD was calling for a judgment by fire, and it devoured the great deep and was eating up the land. 4 This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me: The Sovereign LORD was calling for judgment by fire; it dried up the great deep and devoured the land.
5 Then I said, "O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee! How can Jacob stand? He is so small!" 5 Then I cried out, "Sovereign LORD, I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!"
6 The LORD repented concerning this; "This also shall not be," said the Lord GOD. 6 So the LORD relented. "This will not happen either," the Sovereign LORD said.