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New Defender's Study Bible Notes
7:4 GOD shewed. The Lord “shewed” Amos, apparently in a vision, two contemplated judgments on Israel. First, he saw a plague of grasshoppers devastating the whole land (Amos 7:1-2). Then, he saw a fire which would devour the “great deep” (Amos 7:4), probably all the underground reservoirs of water. Either would result in the death of the entire population, and God repented of both, in answer to the prayers of Amos (Amos 7:3,5-6).