A.1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me;
B. and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings.
C.2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
D.3 The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.
A’ . 4 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me:
B’. and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.
C’.5 Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
D’.6 The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD.