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Amos 7:7

    Amos 7:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the LORD stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Thus he showed me: and, behold, the LORD stood on a wall made by a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thus he showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This is what he let me see: and I saw the Lord stationed by a wall made straight by a weighted line, and he had a weighted line in his hand.

    Webster's Revision

    Thus he showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand.

    World English Bible

    Thus he showed me and behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

    Clarke's Commentary on Amos 7:7

    With a plumbline in his hand - This appears to be intended as an emblem of strict justice, and intimated that God would now visit them according to their iniquities.

    Barnes' Notes on Amos 7:7

    Stood upon - (Rather "over" "a wall" made by "a plumbline;" lit. "a wall of a plumbline," that is, (as our's has it) "made" straight, perpendicular, "by" it. The wall had been "made by a lead" or "plumbline;" by it, that is, according to it, it should e destroyed. God had made it upright, He had given to it an undeviating rule of right, He had watched over it, to keep it, as He made it. Now "He stood over it," fixed in His purpose, to destroy it. He marked its inequalities. Yet this too in judgment. He destroys it by that same rule of right wherewith He had built it. By that law, that right, those providential leadings, that grace, which we have received, by the same we are judged.

    Wesley's Notes on Amos 7:7

    7:7 By a plumb - line - Strongly and beautifully built.
    Book: Amos