Amos 3:1-11 NIV

Witnesses Summoned Against Israel

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

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2 “You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins.”

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

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5 Does a bird swoop down to a trap on the ground when no bait is there? Does a trap spring up from the ground if it has not caught anything?

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6 When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?

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

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8 The lion has roared— who will not fear? The Sovereign LORD has spoken— who can but prophesy?

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9 Proclaim to the fortresses of Ashdod and to the fortresses of Egypt: “Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria; 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,” declares the LORD, “who store up in their fortresses what they have plundered and looted.”

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11 Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “An enemy will overrun your land, pull down your strongholds and plunder your fortresses.”

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