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Amos 7:2–3

When they had finished eating the grass of the land, I said,

“O Lord God, please forgive!

cHow can Jacob stand?

He is so small!”

dThe Lord relented concerning this:

“It shall not be,” said the Lord.

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Amos 7:2–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

When they had stripped the land clean, I cried out, “Sovereign Lord, forgive! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!”

So the Lord relented.

“This will not happen,” the Lord said.

Amos 7:2–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said,

O Lord God, forgive, I beseech thee:

By whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

The Lord repented for this:

It shall not be, saith the Lord.

Amos 7:2–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

In my vision the locusts ate every green plant in sight. Then I said, “O Sovereign Lord, please forgive us or we will not survive, for Israel is so small.”

So the Lord relented from this plan. “I will not do it,” he said.

Amos 7:2–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

And so it was, when they had finished eating the grass of the land, that I said:

“O Lord God, forgive, I pray!

Oh, that Jacob may stand,

For he is small!”

So the Lord relented concerning this.

“It shall not be,” said the Lord.

Amos 7:2–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

When the locusts ate all the crops in the country, I said, “Lord God, forgive us. How could Israel live through this? It is too small already!”

So the Lord changed his mind about this. “It will not happen,” said the Lord.

Amos 7:2–3 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And it came to pass that, when they made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord Jehovah, forgive, I beseech thee: how shall Jacob stand? for he is small. Jehovah repented concerning this: It shall not be, saith Jehovah.

Amos 7:2–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And it came to pass, when they had wholly eaten the grass of the land, that I said, O Lord Jehovah, forgive, I beseech thee! How shall Jacob arise? for he is small. Jehovah repented for this: It shall not be, said Jehovah.

Amos 7:2–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

When the locusts had finished eating every plant in the land, I said, “Almighty Lord, please forgive us! How can ⸤the descendants of⸥ Jacob survive? There are so few of them.” 

The Lord changed his plans about this. “This won’t happen,” the Lord said. 

Amos 7:2–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

When the locusts finished eating the vegetation of the land, I said, “Lord God, please forgive! How will Jacob survive since he is so small?”

The Lord relented concerning this. “It will not happen,” He said.

Amos 7:2–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

When they had finished eating the grass of the land, I said,

“O Lord God, forgive, I beg you!

How can Jacob stand?

He is so small!”

The Lord relented concerning this;

“It shall not be,” said the Lord.

Amos 7:2–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And then when they finished eating the vegetation of the land, I said, “O Lord Yahweh, please forgive! How can Jacob stand, because he is small?” Yahweh relented concerning this. “It will not be,” said Yahweh.

Amos 7:2–3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The locusts stripped the land clean. Then I cried out, “Lord and King, forgive Israel! How can Jacob’s people continue? They are such a weak nation!”

So the Lord had pity on them.

“I will let them continue for now,” he said.

Amos 7:2–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

And it came about, when it had finished eating the vegetation of the land, that I said,

Lord God, please pardon!

How can Jacob stand,

For he is small?”

The Lord changed His mind about this.

“It shall not be,” said the Lord.