Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Thus he showed me and behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.

New American Standard Bible

Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.

King James Version

Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

Holman Bible

He showed me this: The Lord was standing there by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.

International Standard Version

This is what he showed me: Look! The Lord was standing upon a wall that stood straight and true, with a plumb line in his hand.

A Conservative Version

Thus he showed me: And, behold, LORD stood beside a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand.

American Standard Version

Thus he showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand.

Amplified

Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord stood upon a wall with a plumb line, with a plumb line in His hand.

Bible in Basic English

This is what he let me see: and I saw the Lord stationed by a wall made straight by a weighted line, and he had a weighted line in his hand.

Darby Translation

Thus did he shew unto me; and behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thus he showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

Julia Smith Translation

Thus he caused me to see: and behold, Jehovah stood upon a wall of lead, and lead in his hand.

King James 2000

Thus he showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

This is what he showed me: Behold, my Lord [was] standing beside a wall [built with] a plummet, and a plummet [was] in his hand.

Modern King James verseion

He made me see this: And behold, the Lord was standing by the plumbline-wall, and a plumbline in His hand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Moreover, he showed me this vision: behold, the LORD stood upon a plastered wall, and a mason's trowel in his hand.

NET Bible

He showed me this: I saw the sovereign One standing by a tin wall holding tin in his hand.

New Heart English Bible

Thus he showed me and behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.

The Emphasized Bible

Here, he gave me to see, and lo! My Lord, stationed upon a pinnacle, - and, in his hand a plummet.

Webster

Thus he showed me: and behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand.

Youngs Literal Translation

Thus hath He shewed me, and lo, the Lord is standing by a wall made according to a plumb-line, and in His hand a plumb-line;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

me and, behold, the Lord
אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

נצב 
Natsab 
Usage: 75

חומה 
Chowmah 
Usage: 133

אנך 
'anak 
Usage: 4

with a plumbline
אנך 
'anak 
Usage: 4

Context Readings

Third Vision: A Plumb Line

6 Yahweh relented concerning this. "This also shall not be," says the Lord Yahweh. 7 Thus he showed me and behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. 8 Yahweh said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said, "Behold, I will set a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel. I will not again pass by them any more.



Cross References

2 Kings 21:13

I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab; and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

2 Samuel 8:2

He struck Moab, and measured them with the line, making them to lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. The Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute.

Isaiah 28:17

I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plumb line. The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will overflow the hiding place.

Isaiah 34:11

But the pelican and the porcupine will possess it. The owl and the raven will dwell in it. He will stretch the line of confusion over it, and the plumb line of emptiness.

Lamentations 2:8

Yahweh has purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion; He has stretched out the line, he has not withdrawn his hand from destroying; He has made the rampart and wall to lament; they languish together.

Ezekiel 40:3

He brought me there; and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

Zechariah 2:1-2

I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand.

Revelation 11:1

A reed like a rod was given to me. Someone said, "Rise, and measure God's temple, and the altar, and those who worship in it.

Revelation 21:15

He who spoke with me had for a measure, a golden reed, to measure the city, its gates, and its walls.

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