Amos 7:1-9 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
Locusts, Fire, and a Plumb Line
7 Thus the Lord God showed me: behold, he was forming locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings. 2 When they had finished eating the grass of the land, I said,
“O Lord God, forgive, I beseech thee!
3 The Lord repented concerning this;
“It shall not be,” said the Lord.
4 Thus the Lord God showed me: behold, the Lord God was calling for a judgment by fire, and it devoured the great deep and was eating up the land. 5 Then I said,
“O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee!
6 The Lord repented concerning this;
“This also shall not be,” said the Lord God.
7 He showed me: behold, the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. 8 And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said,
“Behold, I am setting a plumb line