The LORD determined to destroy the wall of the Daughter of Zion. He stretched out a measuring line and did not withdraw His hand from destroying. He made the ramparts and walls lament; together they waste away.
Cross References2 Kings 21:13
I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line used against the house of Ahab, and I will wipe out Jerusalem as one wipes out a bowl--wiping it and turning it upside down.
And the gates of Zion will lament and mourn; destitute, she will sit on the ground.
The desert owl and screech owl will possess it, and the great owl and raven will dwell in it. The LORD will stretch out over Edom a measuring line of chaos and a plumb line of destruction.
"Judah mourns and her gates languish. Her people wail for the land, and a cry goes up from Jerusalem.
The hearts of the people cry out to the Lord. O wall of the Daughter of Zion, let your tears run down like a river day and night. Give yourself no relief, and your eyes no rest.
This is what He showed me: Behold, the Lord was standing by a wall true to plumb, with a plumb line in His hand.
"Amos, what do you see?" asked the LORD. "A plumb line," I replied. "Behold," said the Lord, "I am setting a plumb line among My people Israel; I will no longer spare them:
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah laments the misery of Jerusalem
20. He complains thereof to God
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2 Samuel 8:2
2 Kings 21:13
Amos 7:7, 8
he hath not
Lamentations 2:2, 5
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