Amos 3:3-13 CSB

3 Can two walk together without agreeing to meet?a

References for Amos 3:3

    • b 3:3 - LXX reads without meeting
      4 Does a lion roar in the forest when it has no prey? Does a young lion growl from its lair unless it has captured [something]?
      5 Does a bird land in a trap on the ground if there is no bait for it? Does a trap spring from the ground when it has caught nothing?
      6 If a ram's horn is blown in a city, aren't people afraid?b If a disaster occurs in a city, hasn't the Lord done it?c

      References for Amos 3:6

        • c 3:6 - Nm 10:9; Jr 4:19; Jl 2:1
        • d 3:6 - Lm 3:37-39
          7 Indeed, the Lord God does nothing without revealing His counsel to His servants the prophets.d

          References for Amos 3:7

            • e 3:7 - Gn 18:17; Jr 23:18,22; Jnh 1:2
              8 A lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who will not prophesy?e

              References for Amos 3:8

                • f 3:8 - Jr 6:10-11; 20:9
                  9 Proclaim on the citadels in Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt: Assemble on the mountains of Samaria and see the great turmoil in the city and the acts of oppression within it.
                  10 The people are incapable of doing right- the Lord's declaration- those who store up violence and destruction in their citadels.
                  11 Therefore, the Lord God says: An enemy will surround the land; he will destroy your strongholds and plunder your citadels.f

                  References for Amos 3:11

                    • g 3:11 - 2 Kg 17:5-6; 18:9-12
                      12 The Lord says: As the shepherd snatches two legs or a piece of an ear from the lion's mouth, so the Israelites who live in Samaria will be rescued with [only] the corner of a bed or theg cushionh of a couch.i

                      References for Amos 3:12

                        • h 3:12 - Or Israelites will be rescued, those who sit in Samaria on a corner of a bed or a
                        • i 3:12 - Hb obscure
                        • j 3:12 - LXX, Aq, Sym, Theod, Syr, Tg, Vg read or in Damascus
                          13 Listen and testify against the house of Jacob- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God , the God of Hosts.