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Amos 3 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 says the LORD. Hear this word that the LORD has spoken against you, people of Israel, against the whole family that I brought out of the land of Egypt: 1 Hear this word the LORD has spoken against you, O people of Israel--against the whole family I brought up out of Egypt:
2 You only have I loved so deeply of all the families of the earth. Therefore, I will punish you for all your wrongdoing. 2 "You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins."
3 Will two people walk together unless they have agreed to do so? 3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?
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? 4 Does a lion roar in the thicket when he has no prey? Does he growl in his den when he has caught nothing?
5 Will a bird fall into a trap on the ground when there is no bait for it? Will a trap spring up from the ground when it has taken nothing? 5 Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground where no snare has been set? Does a trap spring up from the earth when there is nothing to catch?
6 If a ram's horn is blown in a city, won't people tremble? If disaster falls on a city, is it the LORD who has done it? 6 When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?
7 Surely the LORD God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. 7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
8 A lion has roared; who will not fear? The LORD God has spoken; who can but prophesy? 8 The lion has roared-- who will not fear? The Sovereign LORD has spoken-- who can but prophesy?
9 Proclaim it to the palaces of Ashdod and to the palaces in the land of Egypt. Say, "Gather yourselves on Mount Samaria, and see the great turmoil in the city, and what violent deeds are inside it." 9 Proclaim to the fortresses of Ashdod and to the fortresses of Egypt: "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria; see the great unrest within her and the oppression among her people."
10 They don't know how to do right, says the LORD— those who store up violence and robbery in their palaces. 10 "They do not know how to do right," declares the LORD, "who hoard plunder and loot in their fortresses."
11 Therefore, the LORD my God proclaims: An enemy will surround the land; he will bring you down from your protected places, and your palaces will be robbed. 11 Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "An enemy will overrun the land; he will pull down your strongholds and plunder your fortresses."
12 The LORD proclaims: Just as the shepherd rescues two legs or the piece of an ear from the mouth of the lion, so will the people of Israel be rescued. Those who live in Samaria will escape with the corner of a bed, and those in Damascus with a piece of a couch. 12 This is what the LORD says: "As a shepherd saves from the lion's mouth only two leg bones or a piece of an ear, so will the Israelites be saved, those who sit in Samaria on the edge of their beds and in Damascus on their couches."
13 Hear this and speak against the house of Jacob, says the LORD God, the God of heavenly forces: 13 "Hear this and testify against the house of Jacob," declares the Lord, the LORD God Almighty.
14 On the day I punish the crimes of Israel, I will also visit the altars of Bethel; the horns of the altar will be cut off and will fall to the ground. 14 "On the day I punish Israel for her sins, I will destroy the altars of Bethel; the horns of the altar will be cut off and fall to the ground.
15 I will tear down the winter house as well as the summer house; the houses of ivory will perish; the great houses will be swept away, 15 I will tear down the winter house along with the summer house; the houses adorned with ivory will be destroyed and the mansions will be demolished," declares the LORD.