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Amos 3:1-8 (New International Version)

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Witnesses Summoned Against Israel

1 Hear this word the LORD has spoken against you,1 O people of Israel--against the whole family I brought up out of Egypt:2 2 "You only have I chosen3 of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish4 you for all your sins.5" 3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so? 4 Does a lion roar6 in the thicket when he has no prey?7 Does he growl in his den when he has caught nothing? 5 Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground where no snare8 has been set? Does a trap spring up from the earth when there is nothing to catch? 6 When a trumpet9 sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster10 comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?11 7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan12 to his servants the prophets.13 8 The lion14 has roared15-- who will not fear? The Sovereign LORD has spoken-- who can but prophesy?16
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