Amos 7:7
New International Version
This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand.

New Living Translation
Then he showed me another vision. I saw the Lord standing beside a wall that had been built using a plumb line. He was using a plumb line to see if it was still straight.

English Standard Version
This is what he showed me: behold, the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.

Berean Study Bible
This is what He showed me: Behold, the Lord was standing by a wall true to plumb, with a plumb line in His hand.

King James Bible
Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

New King James Version
Thus He showed me: Behold, the Lord stood on a wall made with a plumb line, with a plumb line in His hand.

New American Standard Bible
So He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.

NASB 1995
Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.

NASB 1977
Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall, with a plumb line in His hand.

Amplified Bible
Thus He showed me [a vision], and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand [to determine if the wall was straight or if it needed to be destroyed].

Christian Standard Bible
He showed me this: The Lord was standing there by a vertical wall with a plumb line in his hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He showed me this: The Lord was standing there by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.

American Standard Version
Thus he showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Thus he showed me and behold LORD JEHOVAH stood on a wall of adamant, and in his hand an adamant

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus the Lord shewed me; and behold, he stood upon a wall of adamant, and in his hand was an adamant.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD showed me a vision of himself standing beside a wall and holding a string with a weight tied to the end of it. The string and weight had been used to measure the straightness of the wall.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things the Lord shewed to me: and behold the Lord was standing upon a plastered wall, and in his hand a mason's trowel.

English Revised Version
Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

Good News Translation
I had another vision from the LORD. In it I saw him standing beside a wall that had been built with the use of a plumb line, and there was a plumb line in his hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall built with the use of a plumb line, and he had a plumb line in his hand.

International Standard Version
This is what he showed me: Look! The Lord was standing upon a wall that stood straight and true, with a plumb line in his hand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus He showed me; and, behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in His hand.

Literal Standard Version
Thus has He showed me, and behold, the Lord is standing by a wall [made according to] a plumb-line, and in His hand a plumb-line;

NET Bible
He showed me this: I saw the sovereign One standing by a tin wall holding tin in his hand.

New Heart English Bible
This is what the LORD showed me: And look, he was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.

World English Bible
Thus he showed me and behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.

Young's Literal Translation
Thus hath He shewed me, and lo, the Lord is standing by a wall made according to a plumb-line, and in His hand a plumb-line;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Locusts, Fire, and Plumb Line
6So the LORD relented from this plan. “It will not happen either,” said the Lord GOD. 7This is what He showed me: Behold, the Lord was standing by a wall true to plumb, with a plumb line in His hand. 8“Amos, what do you see?” asked the LORD. “A plumb line,” I replied. “Behold,” said the Lord, “I am setting a plumb line among My people Israel; I will no longer spare them:…

Cross References
Genesis 28:13
And there at the top the LORD was standing and saying, "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you now lie.

2 Kings 21:13
I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line used against the house of Ahab, and I will wipe out Jerusalem as one wipes out a bowl--wiping it and turning it upside down.

Isaiah 28:17
I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the level. Hail will sweep away your refuge of lies, and water will flood your hiding place.

Lamentations 2:8
The LORD determined to destroy the wall of the Daughter of Zion. He stretched out a measuring line and did not withdraw His hand from destroying. He made the ramparts and walls lament; together they waste away.

Amos 7:6
So the LORD relented from this plan. "It will not happen either," said the Lord GOD.

Amos 7:8
"Amos, what do you see?" asked the LORD. "A plumb line," I replied. "Behold," said the Lord, "I am setting a plumb line among My people Israel; I will no longer spare them:

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

Thus he showed me: and, behold, the LORD stood on a wall made by a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.

a wall.

2 Samuel 8:2
And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

2 Kings 21:13
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.

Isaiah 28:17
Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.









(7) Wall made by a plumbline--i.e., a perpendicular wall, the stability of the kingdom being represented by the closely-fitting well-jointed stones of a lofty wall. Right in the heart of this strong-built city, the Lord Himself marks the extent of the desolation, the plumb-line being used in dismantling buildings, as well as erecting them (2Kings 21:13; Isaiah 34:11).

Verses 7-9. - § 3. The third vision, the plumb line, represents the Lord himself as coming to examine the conduct of Israel, and finally deciding on its entire ruin. Verse 7. - Upon (rather, over) a wall made by a plumb line. The word translated "plumb line" (anakh) occurs only here. Septuagint ἀδάμας: so the Syriac; Vulgate, trulla caementarii; Aquila, γάνωσις, "brightening," "splendor;" Theodotion, τήκομενον. As the word in other dialects means tin or lead, it is usually taken here to mean the plumb line which builders use to ascertain that their work is even and perpendiculur (see a very different explanation in Knabenbauer, p. 314, etc.). The "wall" is the kingdom of Israel, once carefully built up, solidly constructed, accurately arranged. God had made it upright; how was it now?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
This is what
כֹּ֣ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

He showed me:
הִרְאַ֔נִי (hir·’a·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 7200: To see

Behold,
וְהִנֵּ֧ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

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

was standing
נִצָּ֖ב (niṣ·ṣāḇ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5324: To take one's stand, stand

by
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

a wall
חוֹמַ֣ת (ḥō·w·maṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2346: A wall of protection

true to plumb,
אֲנָ֑ךְ (’ă·nāḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 594: A plumb-line, a hook

with a plumb line
אֲנָֽךְ׃ (’ă·nāḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 594: A plumb-line, a hook

in His hand.
וּבְיָד֖וֹ (ū·ḇə·yā·ḏōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand


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