Amos 3:7-15 NIV

7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan1 to his servants the prophets.2

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8 The lion3 has roared4-- who will not fear? The Sovereign LORD has spoken-- who can but prophesy?5

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9 Proclaim to the fortresses of Ashdod6 and to the fortresses of Egypt: "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria;7 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,8" declares the LORD, "who hoard plunder9 and loot in their fortresses."10

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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.11"

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12 This is what the LORD says: "As a shepherd saves from the lion's12 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.a13"

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    • a 3:12 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
      13 "Hear this and testify14 against the house of Jacob," declares the Lord, the LORD God Almighty.

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      14 "On the day I punish15 Israel for her sins, I will destroy the altars of Bethel;16 the horns17 of the altar will be cut off and fall to the ground.

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          15 I will tear down the winter house18 along with the summer house;19 the houses adorned with ivory20 will be destroyed and the mansions21 will be demolished,22" declares the LORD.23

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