"Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?
Does a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? Does a young lion cry out from his den, if he has taken nothing?
Does a bird fall in a snare on the earth, when there is no trap for it? Does a snare spring up from the ground, when it has taken nothing?
1Is a trumpet blown in a city, and the people are not afraid? 2Does disaster come to a city, unless the LORD has done it?
"For the Lord GOD does nothing 3without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.
The lion has roared; who will not fear? 4The Lord GOD has spoken; who can but prophesy?"
Proclaim to the strongholds in 5Ashdod and to the strongholds in the land of Egypt, and say, "Assemble yourselves on 6the mountains of Samaria, and see the great tumults within her, and 7the oppressed in her midst."
"They do not know how to do right," declares the LORD, 8"those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds."
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 9"An adversary shall surround the land and bring down your defenses from you, and 10your strongholds shall be plundered."
Thus says the LORD: 11"As the shepherd rescues from the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, 12so shall the people of Israel 13who dwell in Samaria be rescued, with the corner of a couch and part of a bed.
"Hear, 14and testify against the house of Jacob," declares the Lord GOD, 15the God of hosts,