Listen to this message that the has spoken against you, O people of Israel—against the entire family I rescued from Egypt:
“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.”
Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?
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?
Does a bird ever get caught in a trap that has no bait? Does a trap spring shut when there’s nothing to catch?
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?
Indeed, the Sovereign never does anything until he reveals his plans to his servants the prophets.
The lion has roared— so who isn’t frightened? The Sovereign has spoken— so who can refuse to proclaim his message?