Amos 3 NRS

1 Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, O people of Israel, against the whole family that I brought up out of the land of Egypt:
2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
3 Do two walk together unless they have made an appointment?
4 Does a lion roar in the forest, when it has no prey? Does a young lion cry out from its den, if it has caught nothing?
5 Does a bird fall into 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?
6 Is a trumpet blown in a city, and the people are not afraid? Does disaster befall a city, unless the Lord has done it?
7 Surely the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.
8 The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?
9 Proclaim to the strongholds in Ashdod, and to the strongholds in the land of Egypt, and say, "Assemble yourselves on Mount a Samaria, and see what great tumults are within it, and what oppressions are in its midst."

References for Amos 3:9

    • o 3:9 - Gk Syr: Heb [the mountains of]
      10 They do not know how to do right, says the Lord, those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.
      11 Therefore thus says the Lord God: An adversary shall surround the land, and strip you of your defense; and your strongholds shall be plundered.
      12 Thus says the Lord: As the shepherd rescues from the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the people of Israel who live in Samaria be rescued, with the corner of a couch and part b of a bed.

      References for Amos 3:12

        • p 3:12 - Meaning of Heb uncertain
          13 Hear, and testify against the house of Jacob, says the Lord God, the God of hosts:
          14 On the day I punish Israel for its transgressions, I will punish the altars of Bethel, and the horns of the altar shall be cut off and fall to the ground.
          15 I will tear down the winter house as well as the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses c shall come to an end, says the Lord.

          References for Amos 3:15

            • q 3:15 - Or [many houses]