Most of the Lodges have adopted the usage of opening the Bible at a proper place. In the second degree the passage adopted is Amos 7:7-8, in which the allusion is evidently to the plumb-line, an important emblem of that degree.

Biblical Reference

Amos 7:7-8

7 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the LORD stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand. 8 And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the LORD, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more.

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