Amos 7:1

“Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus hath the Lord God shewed vnto me, and behold, he formed grassehoppers in the beginning of the shooting vp of the latter grouth: and loe, it was the latter grouth after the kings mowings.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, He was forming a locust-swarm when the spring crop began to sprout. And behold, the spring crop {was} after the king's mowing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me: and, behold, he formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is what the Lord God let me see: and I saw that, when the growth of the late grass was starting, he made locusts; it was the late growth after the king's cutting was done.
- Basic English Bible

Thus did the Lord Jehovah shew unto me; and behold, he formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth, and behold, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
- Darby Bible

Thus hath the Lord GOD shown to me; and behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
- Webster's Bible

Thus the Lord Yahweh showed me: and behold, he formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and behold, it was the latter growth after the king's harvest.
- World English Bible

Thus hath the Lord Jehovah shewed me, and lo, He is forming locusts at the beginning of the ascending of the latter growth, and lo, the latter growth [is] after the mowings of the king;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus the Lord GOD showed me; and, behold, He formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Amos 7:1


7:1 Thus - This is the first of five prophetic representations of what was coming upon this people. The latter growth - The shooting up of the first growth being too luxuriant, they often eat it down with cattle; but if the second growth were eat up, it marred the whole harvest. Mowed - It is supposed the first mowing of the corn in the blade was for the king's use; and after this the second springing grew up to the harvest.


Discussion for Amos 7

  • Teresa
    ibelieve that Israel was disobeying God.just like we are.i don 't think it will be long before God calls an end.the world is becoming justlike Sodom gomoriah. people need to give there hearts to the lord before its everlasting to late.
  • BJ
    I enjoyed The Book of Amos it tells of the evil Israel was doing to the poor and needy. God is going to bring an end of the injustice that was going on in the world especially against the poor and needy.
  • Diesel
    YAHUAH SENT PROPHET AFTER PROPHET TO WARN YISRAEL TO TURN BACK TO HIS LAWS, BUT THEY REBELLED AND AS A RESULT WE ARE IN OTHER NATIONS LAND SUFFERING. SHALOM
  • I believe this book is also an end time book,
  • Deborah from The Bahamas
    GOD is merciful and forgiving, but when we turn our backs against HIM we have to pay for our sins.
  • Helen
    The Lord is a merciful God. He had pity on them, when they asked for mercy.

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