Amos 3:9-15 NIV

9 Proclaim to the fortresses of Ashdod1 and to the fortresses of Egypt: "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria;2 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,3" declares the LORD, "who hoard plunder4 and loot in their fortresses."5

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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.6"

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12 This is what the LORD says: "As a shepherd saves from the lion's7 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.a8"

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    • a 3:12 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
      13 "Hear this and testify9 against the house of Jacob," declares the Lord, the LORD God Almighty.

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      14 "On the day I punish10 Israel for her sins, I will destroy the altars of Bethel;11 the horns12 of the altar will be cut off and fall to the ground.

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          15 I will tear down the winter house13 along with the summer house;14 the houses adorned with ivory15 will be destroyed and the mansions16 will be demolished,17" declares the LORD.18

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