What the (A)gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten;
And what the (B)swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten;
And what the creeping locust has left, the (C)stripping locust has eaten.

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It has (A)made my vine a waste
And my fig tree [a]splinters.
It has stripped them bare and cast them away;
Their branches have become white.

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 1:7 Or a stump

Warning Through Visions

Thus the Lord [a]God showed me, and behold, He was forming a (A)locust-swarm [b]when the spring crop began to sprout. And behold, the spring crop was after the king’s [c]mowing. And it came about, [d]when it had (B)finished eating the vegetation of the land, that I said,

(C)Lord God, please pardon!
[e]How can Jacob stand,
For he is (D)small?”

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 7:1 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord, and so throughout the ch
  2. Amos 7:1 Lit at the beginning of the coming up of
  3. Amos 7:1 Or shearings
  4. Amos 7:2 Lit if
  5. Amos 7:2 Lit As who

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