Do two men walktogetherunless they have made an aappointment?
Does a 1lionroar in the forest when he hasnoprey? Does a younglionbgrowl from his denunless he has captured something?
Does a birdfall into a trap on the ground when there is nocbait in it? Does a trapspring up from the earth when it capturesnothing at all?
6If a 2trumpet is blown in a city will not the peopletremble? If a 3calamityoccurs in a city has not the LORDdone it?
7dSurely the LordeGODdoesnothingUnless He 4reveals His secretcounsel To His servants the prophets.
A 5lion has roared! Who will not fear? The 6LordfGOD has spoken! 7Who can but prophesy?
9Proclaim on the citadels in 8Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt and say, "Assemble yourselves on the 9mountains of Samaria and see the greattumultswithin her and the 10oppressions in her midst.
"But they 11do not know how to dowhat is right," declares the LORD, "these who 12hoard up gviolence and devastation in their citadels."
11Therefore, thussays the LordGOD, "An 13enemy, even onesurrounding the land, Will pulldown your hstrength from you And your 14citadels will be looted."
12Thussays the LORD, "Just as the shepherdi15snatches from the lion'smouth a couple of legsor a piece of an ear, So will the sons of Israeldwelling in Samaria be jsnatchedaway - With the 16corner of a bed and the k17cover of a couch!
13"Hear and 18testify against the house of Jacob," Declares the LordGOD, the God of hosts.