Amos 3 NIV

Witnesses Summoned Against Israel

1 Hear this word the LORD has spoken against you,1 O people of Israel--against the whole family I brought up out of Egypt:2

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2 "You only have I chosen3 of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish4 you for all your sins.5"

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3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?
4 Does a lion roar6 in the thicket when he has no prey?7 Does he growl in his den when he has caught nothing?

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5 Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground where no snare8 has been set? Does a trap spring up from the earth when there is nothing to catch?

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6 When a trumpet9 sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster10 comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?11

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7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan12 to his servants the prophets.13

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8 The lion14 has roared15-- who will not fear? The Sovereign LORD has spoken-- who can but prophesy?16

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9 Proclaim to the fortresses of Ashdod17 and to the fortresses of Egypt: "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria;18 see the great unrest within her and the oppression among her people."

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10 "They do not know how to do right,19" declares the LORD, "who hoard plunder20 and loot in their fortresses."21

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11 Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "An enemy will overrun the land; he will pull down your strongholds and plunder your fortresses.22"

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12 This is what the LORD says: "As a shepherd saves from the lion's23 mouth only two leg bones or a piece of an ear, so will the Israelites be saved, those who sit in Samaria on the edge of their beds and in Damascus on their couches.a24"

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    • a 3:12 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
      13 "Hear this and testify25 against the house of Jacob," declares the Lord, the LORD God Almighty.

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      14 "On the day I punish26 Israel for her sins, I will destroy the altars of Bethel;27 the horns28 of the altar will be cut off and fall to the ground.

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          15 I will tear down the winter house29 along with the summer house;30 the houses adorned with ivory31 will be destroyed and the mansions32 will be demolished,33" declares the LORD.34

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