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Amos 7:3

    Amos 7:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, said the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah repented concerning this: It shall not be, saith Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord, changing his purpose about this, said, It will not be.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah repented concerning this: It shall not be, saith Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh relented concerning this. "It shall not be," says Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD repented concerning this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Amos 7:3

    The Lord repented - Changed his purpose of destroying them by the locusts. See Amos 7:6.

    Barnes' Notes on Amos 7:3

    The Lord repented for this - God is said to "repent, to have strong compassion upon" or "over" evil, which He has either inflicted Deuteronomy 32:36; 1 Chronicles 21:15, or has said that He would inflict Exodus 32:12; Joel 2:13; Jonah 3:10; Jeremiah 18:8, and which, upon repentance or prayer, He suspends or checks. Here, Amos does not intercede until after the judgment had been, in part, inflicted. He prayed, when in vision the locust "had made an end of eating the grass of the land," and when "the fire had eaten up a part." Nor, until Israel had suffered what these visions foretold, was he "small," either in his own or in human sight, or in relation to his general condition. The "this" then, "of which God repented" and said, "it shall not be," is that further undefined evil, which His first infliction threatened. Evil and decay do not die out, but destroy. Oppression does not weary itself out, but increases. Visitations of God are tokens of His displeasure, and, in the order of His justice, rest on the sinner. Pul and Tiglath-pileser, when they came with their armies on Israel, were instruments of God's chastening. According to the ways of God's justice, or of man's ambition, the evil now begun, would have continued, but that God, at the prayer of the prophet, said, "Hitherto shalt thou come, and no further" Job 38:11.

    Wesley's Notes on Amos 7:3

    7:3 Repented - This is spoken after the manner of men.
    Book: Amos