Amos 3:3-13 NIV

3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?
4 Does a lion roar1 in the thicket when he has no prey?2 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 snare3 has been set? Does a trap spring up from the earth when there is nothing to catch?

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6 When a trumpet4 sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster5 comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?6

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7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan7 to his servants the prophets.8

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8 The lion9 has roared10-- who will not fear? The Sovereign LORD has spoken-- who can but prophesy?11

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9 Proclaim to the fortresses of Ashdod12 and to the fortresses of Egypt: "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria;13 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,14" declares the LORD, "who hoard plunder15 and loot in their fortresses."16

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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.17"

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12 This is what the LORD says: "As a shepherd saves from the lion's18 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.a19"

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    • a 3:12 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
      13 "Hear this and testify20 against the house of Jacob," declares the Lord, the LORD God Almighty.

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