And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they complete it in a day? Will they revive the stones from the heaps of rubbish—stones that are burned?”

Now (A)Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, “Whatever they build, if even a fox goes up on it, he will break down their stone wall.”

(B)Hear, O our God, for we are despised; (C)turn their reproach on their own heads, and give them as plunder to a land of captivity!

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And so it was, when they had finished eating the grass of the land, that I said:

“O Lord God, forgive, I pray!
(A)Oh,[a] that Jacob may stand,
For he is small!”

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 7:2 Or How shall Jacob stand

Then I said:

“O Lord God, cease, I pray!
(A)Oh, that Jacob may stand,
For he is small!”

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(A)‘Who is left among you who saw this [a]temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? In comparison with it, (B)is this not in your eyes as nothing?

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Footnotes

  1. Haggai 2:3 Lit. house