Amos 3 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear this word that the LORD has spoken against you, children of Yisra'el, against the whole family which I brought up out of the land of Mitzrayim, 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 "You only have I chosen of all the families of the eretz. Therefore I will punish you for all of your sins." 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, Unless they have agreed? 3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?
4 Will a lion roar in the thicket, When he has no prey? Does a young lion cry out of his den, If he 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 Can a bird fall in a trap on the eretz, Where no snare is set for him? Does a snare spring up from the ground, When there is nothing to catch? 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 Does the shofar alarm sound in a city, Without the people being afraid? Does evil befall a city, And the LORD hasn't 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 will do nothing, Unless he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets. 7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
8 The 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 in the palaces at Ashdod, And in the palaces in the land of Mitzrayim, And say, "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Shomron, And see what unrest is in her, And what oppression is among them." 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 "Indeed they don't know to do right," says the LORD, "Who hoard plunder and loot 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 says the Lord GOD: "An adversary will overrun the land; And he will pull down your strongholds, And your fortresses will be plundered." 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: "As the shepherd rescues out of the mouth of the lion two legs, Or a piece of an ear, So shall the children of Yisra'el be rescued who sit in Shomron on the corner of a couch, And on the silken cushions of a bed." 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 "Listen, and testify against the house of Ya`akov," says the Lord GOD, the God Tzva'ot,. 13 "Hear this and testify against the house of Jacob," declares the Lord, the LORD God Almighty.
14 "For in the day that I visit the transgressions of Yisra'el on him, I will also visit the altars of Beit-El; And the horns of the altar will be cut off, And 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 strike the winter house with the summer house; And the houses of ivory will perish, And the great houses will have an end," says 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.