Warning Visions

Amos 7

1 Thus the Lord GOD showed me: Behold, He formed locust swarms at the 1 beginning of the late crop; indeed it was the late crop after the king's mowings.

2 And so it was, when they had finished eating the grass of the land, that I said:
"O Lord GOD, forgive, I pray!
a Oh, 2 that Jacob may stand,
For he is small!"
3 So b the LORD relented concerning this.
"It shall not be," said the LORD.

4 Thus the Lord GOD showed me: Behold, the Lord GOD called 3 for conflict by fire, and it consumed the great deep and devoured the 4 territory.

5 Then I said:
"O Lord GOD, cease, I pray!
c Oh, that Jacob may stand,
For he is small!"
6 So the LORD relented concerning this.
"This also shall not be," said the Lord GOD.

7 Thus He showed me: Behold, the Lord stood on a wall made with a plumb line, with a plumb line in His hand.

8 And the LORD said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said:
"Behold, d I am setting a plumb line
In the midst of My people Israel;
e I will not pass by them anymore.
9 f The 5 high places of Isaac shall be desolate,
And the 6 sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste.
g I will rise with the sword against the house of Jeroboam."

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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