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Amos 7:2-3

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7:2 When they had completely consumed the earth’s vegetation, I said,

“Sovereign Lord, forgive Israel! 1 

How can Jacob survive? 2 

He is too weak!” 3 

7:3 The Lord decided not to do this. 4  “It will not happen,” the Lord said.

Amos 7:5-6

Context

7:5 I said, “Sovereign Lord, stop!

How can Jacob survive? 5 

He is too weak!” 6 

7:6 The Lord decided not to do this. 7  The sovereign Lord said, “This will not happen either.”

1 tn “Israel” is supplied in the translation for clarity.

2 tn Heb “stand” (so ASV, NAB, NASB, NRSV).

3 tn Heb “small.”

4 tn Or “changed his mind about this.”

5 tn Heb “stand.”

6 tn Heb “small.”

7 tn Or “changed his mind about this.”



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