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Amos 3 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear this word which the LORD has spoken against you, sons of Israel, against the entire family which He brought up from 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 chosen among all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities." 2 "You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins."
3 Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment? 3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?
4 Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Does a young lion growl from his den unless he has captured something? 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 Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground when there is no bait in it? Does a trap spring up from the earth when it captures nothing at all? 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 trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble? If a calamity occurs in a city has not the LORD 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 Unless He reveals His secret counsel 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 on the citadels in Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt and say, "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria and see the great tumults within her and the oppressions in her midst. 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 "But they do not know how to do what is right," declares the LORD , "these who hoard up violence and devastation in their citadels." 10 "They do not know how to do right," declares the LORD, "who hoard plunder and loot in their fortresses."
11 Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "An enemy, even one surrounding the land, Will pull down your strength from you And your citadels will be looted." 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 Thus says the LORD , "Just as the shepherd snatches from the lion's mouth a couple of legs or a piece of an ear, So will the sons of Israel dwelling in Samaria be snatched away - With the corner of a bed and the cover 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 and testify against the house of Jacob," Declares the Lord GOD, the God of hosts. 13 "Hear this and testify against the house of Jacob," declares the Lord, the LORD God Almighty.
14 "For on the day that I punish Israel's transgressions, I will also punish the altars of Bethel; The horns of the altar will be cut off And they 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 also smite the winter house together with the summer house; The houses of ivory will also perish And the great houses will come to an end," Declares the LORD . 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.