Amos 7:5
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New International Version
Then I cried out, "Sovereign LORD, I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!"

New Living Translation
Then I said, "O Sovereign LORD, please stop or we will not survive, for Israel is so small."

English Standard Version
Then I said, “O Lord GOD, please cease! How can Jacob stand? He is so small!”

New American Standard Bible
Then I said, "Lord GOD, please stop! How can Jacob stand, for he is small?"

King James Bible
Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I said, "Lord GOD, please stop! How will Jacob survive since he is so small?"

International Standard Version
So I kept on saying, "Lord GOD, forgive—please! How will Jacob stand, since he is so small?"

NET Bible
I said, "Sovereign LORD, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is too weak!"

New Heart English Bible
Then I said, "Lord GOD, stop, I beg you. How could Jacob stand? For he is small."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I said, "Almighty LORD, please stop! How can [the descendants of] Jacob survive? There are so few of them."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said I: O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech Thee; How shall Jacob stand? for he is small.

New American Standard 1977
Then I said,
            “Lord GOD, please stop!
            How can Jacob stand, for he is small?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee; who shall raise up Jacob? for he is small.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech you: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

American King James Version
Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech you: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

American Standard Version
Then said I, O Lord Jehovah, cease, I beseech thee: how shall Jacob stand? for he is small.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said: O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee, who shall raise up Jacob, for he is a little one?

Darby Bible Translation
Then said I, O Lord Jehovah, cease, I beseech thee! How shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

English Revised Version
Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: how shall Jacob stand? for he is small.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

World English Bible
Then I said, "Lord Yahweh, stop, I beg you! How could Jacob stand? For he is small."

Young's Literal Translation
Lord Jehovah, cease, I pray Thee, How doth Jacob arise -- for he is small?'
Study Bible
The Locusts, Fire, and Plumbline
4Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, the Lord GOD was calling to contend with them by fire, and it consumed the great deep and began to consume the farm land. 5Then I said, "Lord GOD, please stop! How can Jacob stand, for he is small?" 6The LORD changed His mind about this. "This too shall not be," said the Lord GOD.…
Cross References
Psalm 85:4
Restore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.

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 7:2
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?"

Zechariah 4:10
"For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven will be glad when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel-- these are the eyes of the LORD which range to and fro throughout the earth."
Treasury of Scripture

Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech you: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

cease.

Amos 7:2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the …

Psalm 85:4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause your anger toward us to cease.

Isaiah 10:25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and …

for.

Amos 7:2,3 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the …

Isaiah 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we …

Jeremiah 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them …

(5, 6) Instead of "forgive," the prophet now only ventures to say "cease," a cry for arrest of judgment. Yet the same plea for pity is urged as before. Jeroboam II. and his house are spared for awhile. But another awful vision comes to the prophet.

Verses 5, 6. - The intercession is the same as in ver. 2, except that the prophet says cease instead of "forgive;" and in effect the tide of war was rolled back from Israel, and Samaria itself was spared for the time. Then said I, O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee,.... From destroying the land; suffer not this calamity to proceed any further; using the same argument as before:

by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small; See Gill on Amos 7:2. 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.
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