The vision about the locusts (Am 7:1-7:1)

“This is what

Yahweh God

Showed me.

He was forming locusts

At the time

That the latter growth

Began to sprout.

It was the latter growth

After the king’s mowing.”

This vision of the locusts is a lot like that of the prophet Joel, chapter 1. Yahweh God was showing this vision to Amos. God was going to have streams of locusts come to Israel just when the late crop was beginning to sprout. This would have been after the king had already had his mowing of the first crop, which was before everyone else.