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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12 This is what the LORD says: “As a shepherd rescues from the lion’s mouth only two leg bones or a piece of an ear, so will the Israelites living in Samaria be rescued, with only the head of a bed and a piece of fabrica from a couch.b

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    • i 3:12 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
    • j 3:12 - Or "Israelites be rescued," / "those who sit in Samaria" / "on the edge of their beds" / "and in Damascus on their couches."
      13 “Hear this and testify against the descendants of Jacob,” declares the Lord, the LORD God Almighty.

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