Amos 7:5
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!”

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

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

New King James Version
Then I said: “O Lord GOD, cease, I pray! Oh, that Jacob may stand, For he is small!”

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

NASB 1995
Then I said, "Lord GOD, please stop! How can Jacob stand, for he is small?"

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

Amplified Bible
Then I said, “O Lord GOD, please stop! How can Jacob stand, For he is so small [that he cannot endure this]?”

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I said: ”LORD OF LORDS, strengthen me! Who will raise up Yaqob, because he is small?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then I said, O Lord, cease, I pray thee: who shall raise up Jacob? for he is small in number. Repent, O Lord, for this.

Contemporary English Version
Then I said, "Won't you please stop? How can our weak nation survive?"

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

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

Good News Translation
Then I said, "Stop, O Sovereign LORD! How can your people survive? They are so small and weak!"

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
“Lord YHWH, please cease, "" How does Jacob arise—for he [is] 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."

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?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Locusts, Fire, and Plumb Line
4This is what the Lord GOD showed me: The Lord GOD was calling for judgment by fire. It consumed the great deep and devoured the land. 5Then I said, “Lord GOD, please stop! How will Jacob survive, since he is so small?” 6So the LORD relented from this plan. “It will not happen either,” said the Lord GOD.…

Cross References
Psalm 85:4
Restore us, O God of our salvation, and put away Your displeasure toward us.

Joel 2:17
Let the priests who minister before the LORD weep between the portico and the altar, saying, "Spare Your people, O LORD, and do not make Your heritage a reproach, an object of scorn among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?'"

Amos 7:2
And when the locusts had eaten every green plant in the land, I said, "Lord GOD, please forgive! How will Jacob survive, since he is so small?"

Zechariah 4:10
For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven eyes of the LORD, which scan the whole earth, will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel."


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 grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

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

Isaiah 10:25
For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.

for.

Amos 7:2,3
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…

Isaiah 1:9
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Jeremiah 30:19
And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then I said,
וָאֹמַ֗ר (wā·’ō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Lord
אֲדֹנָ֤י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

GOD,
יְהוִה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

please
נָ֔א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

stop!
חֲדַל־ (ḥă·ḏal-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 2308: To be flabby, desist, be lacking, idle

How
מִ֥י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

will Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֑ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

survive,
יָק֖וּם (yā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

since
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

he
הֽוּא׃ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is so small?”
קָטֹ֖ן (qā·ṭōn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6996: Small, young, unimportant


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