"Of all the families on earth, only you have I intimately known. This is why I will punish you for all your crimes."
Do two people travel together without having so agreed?
Does a lion roar in the forest when it has no prey? Does a young lion growl in his lair if it has caught nothing?
Does a bird get caught in a trap on the ground if it hasn't been baited? Does a trap spring up from the ground when it has taken nothing?
When the shofar is blown in the city, don't the people tremble? Can disaster befall a city without ADONAI's having done it?
ADONAI, God, does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
The lion has roared. Who will not fear? ADONAI, God, has spoken. Who will not prophesy?
"Proclaim it on the palaces in Ashdod and on the palaces in the land of Egypt; say: 'Assemble yourselves on the hills of Shomron! See what great tumult is seething within it, how much oppression is being done there.'
For they don't know how to do right," says ADONAI. "They store up violence and robbery in their palaces."
Therefore, here is what Adonai ELOHIM says: "An enemy will surround the land. He will strip you of your strength, and plunder your palaces."
This is what ADONAI says: