Amos 7:1-9 - Warning Visions
1 Here, My Lord, Yahweh gave me to see, and lo! he was preparing the locust, in the beginning of the shooting up of the after-grass, - and lo! after-grass, cometh after the mowings for the king. 2 And it came to pass, when they had made an end of eating the herbage of the land, that I said - Oh, My Lord, Yahweh, forgive, I beseech thee: By whom shall Jacob, arise? for, small, he is.
3 Grieved was Yahweh, over this, - It shall not be, said Yahweh?
4 Here, My Lord, Yahweh gave me to see, and lo! My Lord Yahweh proclaiming that, the controversy should be settled by fire, - which, having devoured the mighty roaring deep, should devour the inheritance. 5 Then said I, My Lord, Yahweh, forbear, I beseech thee, By whom shall Jacob, arise? for, small, he is.
6 Grieved was Yahweh, over this, - Even this, shall not be, said My Lord, Yahweh.
7 Here, he gave me to see, and lo! My Lord, stationed upon a pinnacle, - and, in his hand a plummet. 8 And Yahweh said unto me, What canst thou see, Amos? And I said, A plummet, - Then said My Lord, Behold me! fixing a plummet in the midst of my people Israel, I will not again any more forgive him.
9 So shall the high places of Isaac, be made desolate, and, the holy places of Israel, be laid waste, - and I will rise up, against the house of Jeroboam, with the sword.