Amos 3:1-9 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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