The Lord showed me a vision of himself standing beside a wall and holding a string with a weight tied to the end of it. The string and weight had been used to measure the straightness of the wall. 8
Then he asked, “Amos, what do you see?” “A measuring line,” I answered. The Lord said, “I'm using this measuring line to show that my people Israel don't measure up, and I won't forgive them any more. 9
Their sacred places will be destroyed, and I will send war against the nation of King Jeroboam.”
Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version ®. Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. Used by permission.