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Amos 3:9-15 (New American Standard)

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9 Proclaim on the citadels in 1Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt and say, "Assemble yourselves on the 2mountains of Samaria and see the great tumults within her and the 3oppressions in her midst. 10 "But they 4do not know how to do what is right," declares the LORD, "these who 5hoard up aviolence and devastation in their citadels." 11 Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "An 6enemy, even one surrounding the land, Will pull down your bstrength from you And your 7citadels will be looted." 12 Thus says the LORD, "Just as the shepherd c8snatches from the lion's mouth a couple of legs or a piece of an ear, So will the sons of Israel dwelling in Samaria be dsnatched away - With the 9corner of a bed and the e10cover of a couch! 13 "Hear and 11testify against the house of Jacob," Declares the Lord GOD, the God of hosts. 14 "For on the day that I punish Israel's transgressions, I will also punish the altars of 12Bethel; The horns of the altar will be cut off And they will fall to the ground. 15 "I will also smite the f13winter house together with the 14summer house; The houses of g15ivory will also perish And the 16great houses will come to an end," Declares the LORD.
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