Amos 7:6

6 So the LORD relented. “This will not happen either,” the Sovereign LORD said.

Amos 7:6 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
6 The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD.
English Standard Version (ESV)
6 The LORD relented concerning this: "This also shall not be," said the Lord GOD.
New Living Translation (NLT)
6 Then the LORD relented from this plan, too. “I will not do that either,” said the Sovereign LORD .
The Message Bible (MSG)
6 God gave in. "All right, this won't happen either," God, my Master, said.
American Standard Version (ASV)
6 Jehovah repented concerning this: this also shall not be, saith the Lord Jehovah.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
6 The LORD changed his plans about this. "This won't happen either," the Almighty LORD said.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
6 The Lord relented concerning this. "This will not happen either," said the Lord God .
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
6 So the LORD had pity on them. "I will let them continue for now," the LORD and King said.

Amos 7:6 Meaning and Commentary

Amos 7:6

The Lord repented for this
He heard the prophet's prayer, and desisted from going on with the threatened destruction: this also shall not be, saith the Lord God;
the whole land shall not be destroyed, only a part of it carried captive.

Amos 7:6 In-Context

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 cried out, “Sovereign LORD, I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!”
6 So the LORD relented. “This will not happen either,” the Sovereign LORD said.
7 This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand.
8 And the LORD asked me, “What do you see, Amos?” “A plumb line,” I replied. Then the Lord said, “Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 32:14; S Jeremiah 18:8; John 3:10
  • 2. Jeremiah 42:10; S Ezekiel 9:8
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