Amos 7:1-6

Locusts, Fire, and a Plumb Line 1This is what the Lord GOD showed me: he was forming locusts at the time the latter growth began to sprout (it was the latter growth after the king's mowings).2When they had finished eating the grass of the land, I said, “O Lord GOD, forgive, I beg you! How can Jacob stand? He is so small!”3The Lord relented concerning this; “It shall not be,” said the Lord. 4This is what the Lord GOD showed me: the Lord GOD was calling for a shower of fire, and it devoured the great deep and was eating up the land.5Then I said, “O Lord GOD, cease, I beg you! How can Jacob stand? He is so small!”6The Lord relented concerning this; “This also shall not be,” said the Lord GOD.