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Amos 7:5–6

Then I said,

“O Lord God, please cease!

cHow can Jacob stand?

He is so small!”

dThe Lord relented concerning this:

“This also shall not be,” said the Lord God.

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Amos 7:5–6 — The New International Version (NIV)

Then I cried out, “Sovereign Lord, I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!”

So the Lord relented.

“This will not happen either,” the Sovereign Lord said.

Amos 7:5–6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Then said I,

O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee:

By whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

The Lord repented for this:

This also shall not be, saith the Lord God.

Amos 7:5–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Then I said, “O Sovereign Lord, please stop or we will not survive, for Israel is so small.”

Then the Lord relented from this plan, too. “I will not do that either,” said the Sovereign Lord.

Amos 7:5–6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then I said:

“O Lord God, cease, I pray!

Oh, that Jacob may stand,

For he is small!”

So the Lord relented concerning this.

“This also shall not be,” said the Lord God.

Amos 7:5–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

Then I cried out, “Lord God, stop! How could Israel live through this? It is too small already.”

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

Amos 7:5–6 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Then said I, O Lord Jehovah, cease, I beseech thee: how shall Jacob stand? for he is small. Jehovah repented concerning this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Amos 7:5–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Then said I, O Lord Jehovah, cease, I beseech thee! How shall Jacob arise? for he is small. Jehovah repented for this: This also shall not be, said the Lord Jehovah.

Amos 7:5–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Then I said, “Almighty Lord, please stop! How can ⸤the descendants of⸥ Jacob survive? There are so few of them.” 

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

Amos 7:5–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then I said, “Lord God, please stop! How will Jacob survive since he is so small?”

The Lord relented concerning this. “This will not happen either,” said the Lord God.

Amos 7:5–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then I said,

“O Lord God, cease, I beg you!

How can Jacob stand?

He is so small!”

The Lord relented concerning this;

“This also shall not be,” said the Lord God.

Amos 7:5–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Then I said, “O Lord Yahweh, please stop! How can Jacob stand, because he is small?” Yahweh also relented concerning this. “This also will not be,” said my Lord Yahweh.

Amos 7:5–6 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Then I cried out, “Lord and King, please stop! 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,” the Lord and King said.

Amos 7:5–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Then I said,

Lord God, please stop!

How can Jacob stand, for he is small?”

The Lord changed His mind about this.

This too shall not be,” said the Lord God.