Amos 3:1-8 NLT

1 Listen to this message that the has spoken against you, O people of Israel—against the entire family I rescued from Egypt:
2 “From among all the families on the earth, I have been intimate with you alone. That is why I must punish you for all your sins.”
3 Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?
4 Does a lion ever roar in a thicket without first finding a victim? Does a young lion growl in its den without first catching its prey?
5 Does a bird ever get caught in a trap that has no bait? Does a trap spring shut when there’s nothing to catch?
6 When the ram’s horn blows a warning, shouldn’t the people be alarmed? Does disaster come to a city unless the has planned it?
7 Indeed, the Sovereign never does anything until he reveals his plans to his servants the prophets.
8 The lion has roared— so who isn’t frightened? The Sovereign has spoken— so who can refuse to proclaim his message?