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Amos 3:1-6 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear this word that the LORD has spoken against you, O people of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up 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 known of 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 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 cry out from his den, if he has taken 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 Does a bird fall in 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? 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 the people are not afraid? Does evil befall a city, unless the LORD 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?