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.
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.
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.
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."