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Amos 3

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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:

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

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3

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

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.

11 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

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

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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]

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

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“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.

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

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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.”

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

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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?

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

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Footnotes:

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