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Amos 7:1
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Locusts, Fire and a Plumb Line

This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me:(a) He was preparing swarms of locusts(b) after the king's share had been harvested and just as the late crops were coming up.
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Amos 7:2
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When they had stripped the land clean,(c) I cried out, "Sovereign Lord , forgive! How can Jacob survive?(d) He is so small!(e)"
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Amos 7:3
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So the Lord relented.(f) "This will not happen," the Lord said.(g)
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Amos 7:4
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This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: The Sovereign Lord was calling for judgment by fire;(h) it dried up the great deep and devoured(i) the land.
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Amos 7:5
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Then I cried out, "Sovereign Lord , I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!(j)"
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Amos 7:6
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So the Lord relented.(k) "This will not happen either," the Sovereign Lord said.(l)
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Amos 7:7
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This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb,[a] with a plumb line[b] in his hand.
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Amos 7:8
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And the Lord asked me, "What do you see,(m) Amos?(n)" "A plumb line,(o)" I replied. Then the Lord said, "Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.(p)
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Amos 7:9
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"The high places(q) of Isaac will be destroyed and the sanctuaries(r) of Israel will be ruined; with my sword I will rise against the house of Jeroboam.(s)"
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Amos 7:10
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Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel(t) sent a message to Jeroboam(u) king of Israel: "Amos is raising a conspiracy(v) against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words.(w)
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Amos 7:11
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For this is what Amos is saying: "‘Jeroboam will die by the sword, and Israel will surely go into exile,(x) away from their native land.'"(y)
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Amos 7:12
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Then Amaziah said to Amos, "Get out, you seer!(z) Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there.(aa)
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Amos 7:13
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Don't prophesy anymore at Bethel,(ab) because this is the king's sanctuary and the temple(ac) of the kingdom.(ad)"
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Amos 7:14
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Amos answered Amaziah, "I was neither a prophet(ae) nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees.(af)
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Amos 7:15
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But the Lord took me from tending the flock(ag) and said to me, ‘Go,(ah) prophesy(ai) to my people Israel.'(aj)
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Amos 7:16
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Now then, hear(ak) the word of the Lord . You say, "‘Do not prophesy against(al) Israel, and stop preaching against the descendants of Isaac.'
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Amos 7:17
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"Therefore this is what the Lord says: "‘Your wife will become a prostitute(am) in the city, and your sons and daughters will fall by the sword. Your land will be measured and divided up, and you yourself will die in a pagan[c] country. And Israel will surely go into exile,(an) away from their native land.(ao)'"
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