Amos 7:2
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New International Version
When they had stripped the land clean, I cried out, "Sovereign LORD, forgive! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!"

New Living Translation
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."

English Standard Version
When they had finished eating the grass of the land, I said, “O Lord GOD, please forgive! How can Jacob stand? He is so small!”

New American Standard Bible
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?"

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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?"

International Standard Version
And so it came about that when the swarm had finished eating the grass of the land, I was saying, "Lord GOD, forgive—please! How will Jacob stand, since he is small?"

NET Bible
When they had completely consumed the earth's vegetation, I said, "Sovereign LORD, forgive Israel! How can Jacob survive? He is too weak!"

New Heart English Bible
It happened that, when they made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, "Lord GOD, forgive, I beg you. How could Jacob stand? For he is small."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
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."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if it had come to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land--so I said: O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech Thee; How shall Jacob stand? for he is small.

New American Standard 1977
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?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass that when they had come to an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee; who shall lift up Jacob? for he is small.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, that when they had finished eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech you: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

American King James Version
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 you: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, I said: O Lord God, be merciful, I beseech thee: who shall raise up Jacob, for he is very little?

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass that when they made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: how shall Jacob stand? for he is small.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
It happened that, when they made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, "Lord Yahweh, forgive, I beg you! How could Jacob stand? For he is small."

Young's Literal Translation
and it hath come to pass, when it hath finished to consume the herb of the land, that I say: 'Lord Jehovah, forgive, I pray Thee, How doth Jacob arise -- for he is small?'
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.
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?" 3The LORD changed His mind about this. "It shall not be," said the LORD.…
Cross References
Exodus 10:15
For they covered the surface of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Thus nothing green was left on tree or plant of the field through all the land of Egypt.

Isaiah 37:4
'Perhaps the LORD your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard. Therefore, offer a prayer for the remnant that is left.'"

Jeremiah 14:7
"Although our iniquities testify against us, O LORD, act for Your name's sake! Truly our apostasies have been many, We have sinned against You.

Jeremiah 14:20
We know our wickedness, O LORD, The iniquity of our fathers, for we have sinned against You.

Jeremiah 42:2
and said to Jeremiah the prophet, "Please let our petition come before you, and pray for us to the LORD your God, that is for all this remnant; because we are left but a few out of many, as your own eyes now see us,

Ezekiel 9:8
As they were striking the people and I alone was left, I fell on my face and cried out saying, "Alas, Lord GOD! Are You destroying the whole remnant of Israel by pouring out Your wrath on Jerusalem?"

Ezekiel 11:13
Now it came about as I prophesied, that Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I fell on my face and cried out with a loud voice and said, "Alas, Lord GOD! Will You bring the remnant of Israel to a complete end?"

Joel 2:17
Let the priests, the LORD'S ministers, Weep between the porch and the altar, And let them say, "Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not make Your inheritance a reproach, A byword among the nations. Why should they among the peoples say, 'Where is their God?'"

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.

Amos 7:5
Then I said, "Lord GOD, please stop! How can Jacob stand, for he is small?"
Treasury of Scripture

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 you: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

when.

Exodus 10:15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was …

Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of …

O Lord.

Amos 7:5 Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech you: by whom shall Jacob …

Exodus 32:11,12 And Moses sought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why does your …

Exodus 34:9 And he said, If now I have found grace in your sight, O LORD, let …

Numbers 14:17-19 And now, I beseech you, let the power of my LORD be great, according …

Jeremiah 14:7,20,21 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do you it for your …

Daniel 9:19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, listen and do; defer not…

James 5:15,16 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise …

by whom shall Jacob arise. or, who of (or for) Jacob shall stand?

Isaiah 51:19 These two things are come to you; who shall be sorry for you? desolation, …

Ezekiel 9:8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, …

Ezekiel 11:13 And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of …

for.

Psalm 12:1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail from …

Psalm 44:24-26 Why hide you your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression…

Isaiah 37:4 It may be the LORD your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom …

Jeremiah 42:2 And said to Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech you, our supplication …

Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice…

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