Amos 7:1
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New International Version
This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me: He was preparing swarms of locusts after the king's share had been harvested and just as the late crops were coming up.

New Living Translation
The Sovereign LORD showed me a vision. I saw him preparing to send a vast swarm of locusts over the land. This was after the king's share had been harvested from the fields and as the main crop was coming up.

English Standard Version
This is what the Lord GOD showed me: behold, he was forming locusts when the latter growth was just beginning to sprout, and behold, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings.

New American Standard Bible
Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, He was forming a locust-swarm when the spring crop began to sprout. And behold, the spring crop was after the king's mowing.

King James Bible
Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Lord GOD showed me this: He was forming a swarm of locusts at the time the spring crop first began to sprout--after the cutting of the king's hay.

International Standard Version
This is what the Lord GOD showed me: Look! He was forming locust swarms as the latter plantings were just beginning to sprout. Indeed, the king had just taken his first fruit tax.

NET Bible
The sovereign LORD showed me this: I saw him making locusts just as the crops planted late were beginning to sprout. (The crops planted late sprout after the royal harvest.)

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the Almighty LORD showed me: He was preparing swarms of locusts when the second crop was being harvested. It was the harvest that followed the harvest for the king.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus the Lord GOD showed me; and, behold, He formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.

New American Standard 1977
Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, He was forming a locust-swarm when the spring crop began to sprout. And behold, the spring crop was after the king’s mowing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus hath the Lord GOD showed unto me, and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter hay; and, behold that the latter hay grew after the king's reapings.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus has the Lord GOD showed unto me; and, behold, he formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.

American King James Version
Thus has the Lord GOD showed to me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, see, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.

American Standard Version
Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me: and, behold, he formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things the Lord God shewed to me: and behold the locust was formed in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter rain, and lo, it was the latter rain after the king's mowing.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus did the Lord Jehovah shew unto me; and behold, he formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth, and behold, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.

English Revised Version
Thus the Lord GOD shewed me: and, behold, he formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus hath the Lord GOD shown to me; and behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.

World English Bible
Thus the Lord Yahweh showed me: and behold, he formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and behold, it was the latter growth after the king's harvest.

Young's Literal Translation
Thus hath the Lord Jehovah shewed me, and lo, He is forming locusts at the beginning of the ascending of the latter growth, and lo, the latter growth is after the mowings of the king;
Study Bible
The Locusts, Fire, and Plumbline
1Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, He was forming a locust-swarm when the spring crop began to sprout. And behold, the spring crop was after the king's mowing. 2And 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?"…
Word Study

Thus hath the Lord
'Adonay  (ad-o-noy')
the Lord (used as a proper name of God only) -- (my) Lord.

GOD
Yhovih  (yeh-ho-vee')
God.

shewed
ra'ah  (raw-aw')
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.

unto me and behold he formed
yatsar  (yaw-tsar')
to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine (i.e. form a resolution) -- earthen, fashion, form, frame, make(-r), potter, purpose.

grasshoppers
gowb  (gobe)
the locust (from its grubbing as a larvae) -- grasshopper, great.

in the beginning
tchillah  (tekh-il-law')
a commencement; rel. original (adverb, -ly) -- begin(-ning), first (time).

of the shooting up
`alah  (aw-law')
to ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative (as follow)

of the latter growth
leqesh  (leh'-kesh)
the after crop -- latter growth.

and lo it was the latter growth
leqesh  (leh'-kesh)
the after crop -- latter growth.

after
'achar  (akh-ar')
the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses)

the king's
melek  (meh'-lek)
a king -- king, royal.

mowings
gez  (gaze)
a fleece (as shorn); also mown grass -- fleece, mowing, mown grass.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:1-9 God bears long, but he will not bear always with a provoking people. The remembrance of the mercies we formerly received, like the produce of the earth of the former growth, should make us submissive to the will of God, when we meet with disappointments in the latter growth. The Lord has many ways of humbling a sinful nation. Whatever trouble we are under, we should be most earnest with God for the forgiveness of sin. Sin will soon make a great people small. What will become of Israel, if the hand that should raise him be stretched out against him? See the power of prayer. See what a blessing praying people are to a land. See how ready, how swift God is to show mercy; how he waits to be gracious. Israel was a wall, a strong wall, which God himself reared as a defence to his sanctuary. The Lord now seems to stand upon this wall. He measures it; it appears to be a bowing, bulging wall. Thus God would bring the people of Israel to the trial, would discover their wickedness; and the time will come, when those who have been spared often, shall be spared no longer. But the Lord still calls Israel his people. The repeated prayer and success of the prophet should lead us to seek the Saviour.
Cross References
Joel 1:4
What the gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; And what the swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten; And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten.

Amos 4:9
"I smote you with scorching wind and mildew; And the caterpillar was devouring Your many gardens and vineyards, fig trees and olive trees; Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.

Nahum 3:15
There fire will consume you, The sword will cut you down; It will consume you as the locust does. Multiply yourself like the creeping locust, Multiply yourself like the swarming locust.
Treasury of Scripture

Thus has the Lord GOD showed to me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, see, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.

shewed.

Amos 7:4,7 Thus has the Lord GOD showed to me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called …

Amos 8:1 Thus has the Lord GOD showed to me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.

Jeremiah 1:11-16 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what …

Jeremiah 24:1 The LORD showed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before …

Ezekiel 11:25 Then I spoke to them of the captivity all the things that the LORD …

Zechariah 1:20 And the LORD showed me four carpenters.

he.

Amos 4:9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and …

Exodus 10:12-16 And the LORD said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of …

Isaiah 33:4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: …

Joel 1:4 That which the palmerworm has left has the locust eaten; and that …

Joel 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the …

Nahum 3:15-17 There shall the fire devour you; the sword shall cut you off, it …

grasshoppers. or, green worms. {Govai,} in Arabic {gabee,} locusts, probably in their caterpillar state, in which they are most destructive. This is supposed to have been an emblem of the first invasion of the Assyrians.

mowings. Or rather, feedings or grazings, as the people of the East make no hay. This was probably in the month of March, which is the only time of the year that the Arabs to this day feed their horses with grass.

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