Amos 3 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear ye this word that Jehovah hath spoken concerning you, O sons of Israel, concerning all the family that I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying: 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 Only you I have known of all families of the land, Therefore I charge on you 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 walk together if they have not met? 3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?
4 Roar doth a lion in a forest and prey he hath none? Give out doth a young lion his voice from his habitation, If he hath not caught? 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 Doth a bird fall into a snare of the earth, And there is no gin for it? Doth a snare go up from the ground, And prey it captureth not? 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 Is a trumpet blown in a city, And do people not tremble? Is there affliction in a city, And Jehovah hath not 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 For the Lord Jehovah doth nothing, Except He hath revealed His counsel unto His servants the prophets. 7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
8 A lion hath roared -- who doth not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken -- who doth not prophesy? 8 The lion has roared-- who will not fear? The Sovereign LORD has spoken-- who can but prophesy?
9 Sound ye unto palaces in Ashdod, And to palaces in the land of Egypt, and say: Be ye gathered on mountains of Samaria, And see many troubles within her, And oppressed ones 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 And they have not known to act straightforwardly, An affirmation of Jehovah, Who are treasuring up violence and spoil 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, thus said the Lord Jehovah: An adversary -- and surrounding the land, And he hath brought down from thee thy strength, And spoiled have been thy palaces. 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 said Jehovah: As the shepherd delivereth from the lion's mouth Two legs, or a piece of an ear, So delivered are the sons of Israel, Who are sitting in Samaria on the corner of a bed, And in Damascus [on that 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 ye and testify to the house of Jacob, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, God of Hosts. 13 "Hear this and testify against the house of Jacob," declares the Lord, the LORD God Almighty.
14 For in the day of My charging the transgressions of Israel on him, I have laid a charge on the altars of Beth-El, And cut off have been the horns of the altar, And they have fallen to the earth. 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 And I have smitten the winter-house with the summer-house, And perished have houses of ivory, And consumed have been many houses, An affirmation of Jehovah! 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.