If you want to continue using the old site, you still can here.

Amos 3 - NIV

Witnesses Summoned Against Israel

1 Hear this word, people of Israel, the word the Lord has spoken against you—against the whole family I brought up out of Egypt:


“You only have I chosen
of all the families of the earth;
therefore I will punish you
for all your sins.”


Do two walk together
unless they have agreed to do so?

4 Does a lion roar in the thicket
when it has no prey?
Does it growl in its den
when it has caught nothing?

5 Does a bird swoop down to a trap on the ground
when no bait is there?
Does a trap spring up from the ground
if it has not caught anything?

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?


Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing
without revealing his plan
to his servants the prophets.


The lion has roared—
who will not fear?
The Sovereign Lord has spoken—
who can but prophesy?


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.”


“They do not know how to do right,” declares the Lord,
“who store up in their fortresses
what they have plundered and looted.”

11 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“An enemy will overrun your land,
pull down your strongholds
and plunder your fortresses.”

12 This is what the Lord says:

“As a shepherd rescues from the lion’s mouth
only two leg bones or a piece of an ear,
so will the Israelites living in Samaria be rescued,
with only the head of a bed
and a piece of fabric[a] from a couch.[b]

13 “Hear this and testify against the descendants of Jacob,” declares the Lord, the Lord God Almighty.


“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 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.


a. Amos 3:12 Or Israelites be rescued,those who sit in Samariaon the edge of their bedsand in Damascus on their couches.
b. Amos 3:12 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

Sermons on Amos 3 More sermons: Amos 3

D. Greg Ebie avatar
Remembering Covenant
Shared by: D. Greg Ebie on Aug, 2016
Summary: It's one thing to make a membership covenant as a church and another to actually walk in covenant with one another. This is a message to remind the church about covenant and challenge them to walk faithfully with one another.
Scripture: Amos 3:3
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 94
D. Greg Ebie avatar
We're Doing Life Together
Shared by: D. Greg Ebie on Aug, 2016
Summary: It’s one thing to believe God brings us together as the body of Christ for His glory, and it is another to act upon what you believe. We can believe all the right stuff, but faith without works is still dead right? Let's walk together in covenant.
Scripture: Amos 3:3
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 118
D. Greg Ebie avatar
Encountering God Together
Shared by: D. Greg Ebie on Aug, 2016
Summary: At Life Church, "We are doing life together as we encounter, connect, grow and serve." What does it mean to encounter God together?
Felicia Clayborne avatar
I Am God, Hear Me Roar
Shared by: Felicia Clayborne on Feb, 2015
Summary: Hear God When He Roars
Scripture: Amos 3:1-8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 576
Graham Kettle avatar
Unity: It Involves Relationships - Part 2 of 6
Shared by: Graham Kettle on Oct, 2014
Summary: Unity is a vital issue for society as well as for the Church. Unity involves us having a relationship with one or more persons and God wants to be involved so that we can be united as people and as a community enjoying the friendship of God.
Chuck Sligh avatar
Taker or Giver: Which One Are You?
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Aug, 2014
Summary: A sermon challenging God's people to be net "givers" of their life and ministry rather than net "takers" of the ministry of others.
Series: Acts
Chuck Sligh avatar
The Straight Shootin’ Preacher
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Aug, 2014
Summary: Many preachers today don’t preach the Gospel straight. In his 2nd great sermon, Peter "preached it straight" to the Jews of Jerusalem who had rejected Jesus as their Messiah and Savior. This sermon dissects Peter's sermon and mines it for Gospel truths.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Amos 3:11-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 456
Chuck Sligh avatar
The Power of His Name
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Aug, 2014
Summary: In the Bible disease and sickness often pictures sin and healing is a picture of salvation. The story of the healing of the lame man suggests many parallels to coming to faith in Christ. This salvation sermon look at his healing from this point of view.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Amos 3:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 659
Chris McMillan avatar
When Everything Falls Apart
Shared by: Chris McMillan on Jul, 2014
Summary: What do you do when everything in your world falls apart?
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Amos 3:11-12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 4,319
Hans Manaka avatar
Shared by: Hans Manaka on Jan, 2014
Summary: This is for the preparation of those who believe that there is a call of God in their lives to start a church or ministry. It is made to make them see the possibilities of starting what God has call them to do.
Jeff van Wyk avatar
Doing The Work Of The Kingdom
Shared by: Jeff van Wyk on Jun, 2013
Summary: We know that we can prepare boldly for what is coming because Jesus gave us the prophetic signs. He told us what we should look out for and we know that we are living in the last days because prophetically we know where the church will be in the future
Scripture: Amos 3:7
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,125
Jeff van Wyk avatar
Doing The Work Of The Kingdom
Shared by: Jeff van Wyk on Jun, 2013
Summary: The entire Word of God is prophetic because it is futuristic, but it is also apostolic because the word “apostolic” is a doing word
Scripture: Amos 3:7
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,084
Mike Fogerson avatar
Shofar So Good
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Mar, 2013
Summary: Today is the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish spiritual new year.The main them of Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) is repentance.One of the most significant moments of Rosh Hashanah is the blowing of the shofar, ram’s horn.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Amos 3:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 729
Michael Stark avatar
Do Two Walk Together Unless They Have Agreed to Meet?
Shared by: Michael Stark on Oct, 2012
Summary: Fellowship is dependent upon doctrinal fidelity. Whether co-operation in evangelism, in missionary advance or in worship, all fellowship depends upon doctrinal fidelity.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Amos 3:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,182
Rodney Johnson avatar
Songs of Our Faith Part 3
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Aug, 2012
Summary: This message focuses on the song "Walk With Me Lord"
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Amos 3:3
Views: 1,468
Dave McFadden avatar
“Working Together In Our Walk Together”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on May, 2012
Summary: If we are to walk together in meaningful relationship, we must we willing to work together on agreed upon goals and objectives.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Amos 3:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 14,041
c vincent avatar
Walking with the Lord Part 3
Shared by: c vincent on Apr, 2010
Summary: The 3rd in the series on the Holy Spirit. This one covers walking in the Spirit and being in agreement with the Lord and fellow believers.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Amos 3:3
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,124
Gregory Mc Donald Sr. avatar
Shared by: Gregory Mc Donald Sr. on Feb, 2010
Summary: Last week I shared my vision for this church..and that vision centered on a belief in the supernatural power of God. I shared how the early church was comprised of believers who not only heard about...but actually experienced the full gospel...with signs
Scripture: Amos 3:3
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 879
Rodney Fry avatar
Amos - The Country Prophet (3:1-6:14) Part 2 of 3
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Oct, 2009
Summary: we shall direct our attention to the "sermons" in chapters 3-6 a. There are three sermons, each beginning with "Hear this word..." - 3:1; 4:1; 5:1 b. The focus of these sermons is Israel, the kingdom in the north b. Who proclaimed G
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Amos 3:1-6:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 995
Scott Chambers avatar
It's All About the Unity
Shared by: Scott Chambers on Sep, 2009
Summary: This message examines the importance of unity to our walk with God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Amos 3:3
Views: 1,309
Leonard Davis avatar
Shared by: Leonard Davis on May, 2009
Summary: God’s indictment of Judah and Israel by the prophet Amos gives us insight into His expectations for us both individually and as a nation.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Amos 2:4-3:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,232
Selvan John avatar
Natural Calamity - a warning sign
Shared by: Selvan John on Jan, 2009
Summary: Natural Calamity are a warning sign for believers to intercede...
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Amos 3:6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,199
Jim Drake avatar
Fear the Roar
Shared by: Jim Drake on Aug, 2007
Summary: Whether ancient Israel, a modern nation or a local church, God always responds harshly when those He has blessed rebel against Him.
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Amos 3:1-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,890
Howard Strickland avatar
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Mar, 2007
Summary: Israel could not expect communion with God, unless they first sought peace with him. Where there is not friendship, there can be no fellowship. God and man cannot walk together, except they are agreed. Unless we seek his glory, we cannot walk with him.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Amos 3:1-3
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 2,581
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
#2-3 Understanding the power of Division
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb, 2007
Summary: We study the power of disagreement and division and this negative power will destroy God’s plan.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Amos 3:3
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,418
Ron Murphy avatar
How To Be Secure In Your Faith
Shared by: Ron Murphy on Jul, 2006
Summary: This is the 3rd in a series of the minor prophet Amos.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Amos 3:9-4:3
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 589
Ivan Casteel avatar
Shared by: Ivan Casteel on Feb, 2006
Summary: Hleping Christians to walk with God on a daily basis.
based on 76 ratings
Scripture: Amos 3:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 12,593
James Jack avatar
Punishment for God's People
Shared by: James Jack on Dec, 2005
Summary: God expects faithfullness from his people, so live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Amos 3:1-15
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 2,883
David Dailey avatar
Shared by: David Dailey on Oct, 2005
Summary: Learning to make our words agree with God’s word
based on 29 ratings
Scripture: Amos 3:3
Views: 13,926
Aaron Householder avatar
Fidelity in Relation to God
Shared by: Aaron Householder on Sep, 2004
Summary: Second in a series of five sermons from Amos; because of his love for us God desires our faithfulness to him.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Amos 3:1-4:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 701