Amos 3:5-15 NIV

5 Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground where no snare1 has been set? Does a trap spring up from the earth when there is nothing to catch?

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6 When a trumpet2 sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster3 comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?4

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7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan5 to his servants the prophets.6

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8 The lion7 has roared8-- who will not fear? The Sovereign LORD has spoken-- who can but prophesy?9

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9 Proclaim to the fortresses of Ashdod10 and to the fortresses of Egypt: "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria;11 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,12" declares the LORD, "who hoard plunder13 and loot in their fortresses."14

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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.15"

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12 This is what the LORD says: "As a shepherd saves from the lion's16 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.a17"

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    • a 3:12 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
      13 "Hear this and testify18 against the house of Jacob," declares the Lord, the LORD God Almighty.

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      14 "On the day I punish19 Israel for her sins, I will destroy the altars of Bethel;20 the horns21 of the altar will be cut off and fall to the ground.

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          15 I will tear down the winter house22 along with the summer house;23 the houses adorned with ivory24 will be destroyed and the mansions25 will be demolished,26" declares the LORD.27

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