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Amos 3 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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All the Tribes Are Guilty

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:1 - Hear this word which the LORD has spoken against you, sons of Israel, against the entire [fn]family which [fn]He brought up from the land of Egypt:
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:2 - “You only have I [fn]chosen among all the families of the earth;
Therefore I will [fn]punish you for all your iniquities.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:3 - Do two men walk together unless they have made an [fn]appointment?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:4 - Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey?
Does a young lion [fn]growl from his den unless he has captured something?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:5 - Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground when there is no [fn]bait in it?
Does a trap spring up from the earth when it captures nothing at all?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:6 - If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble?
If a calamity occurs in a city has not the LORD done it?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:7 - [fn]Surely the Lord [fn]GOD does nothing
Unless He reveals His secret counsel
To His servants the prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:8 - A lion has roared! Who will not fear?
The Lord [fn]GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:9 - Proclaim on the citadels in Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt and say, “Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria and see the great tumults within her and the oppressions in her midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:10 - “But they do not know how to do what is right,” declares the LORD, “these who hoard up [fn]violence and devastation in their citadels.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:11 - Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD,
“An enemy, even one surrounding the land,
Will pull down your [fn]strength from you
And your citadels will be looted.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:12 - Thus says the LORD,
“Just as the shepherd [fn]snatches from the lion’s mouth a couple of legs or a piece of an ear,
So will the sons of Israel dwelling in Samaria be [fn]snatched away
With the corner of a bed and the [fn]cover of a couch!
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:13 - “Hear and testify against the house of Jacob,”
Declares the Lord GOD, the God of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:14 - “For on the day that I punish Israel’s transgressions,
I will also punish the altars of Bethel;
The horns of the altar will be cut off
And they will fall to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:15 - “I will also smite the [fn]winter house together with the summer house;
The houses of [fn]ivory will also perish
And the great houses will come to an end,”
Declares the LORD.
NASB95 Footnotes
I.e. nation
Literally: I
Literally: known
Literally: visit
Or, agreement
Literally: give his voice
Or, striker-bar set
Or, For
Hebrew: YHWH
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the chapter
I.e. the booty from violence
Or, stronghold
Or, delivers
Or, delivered
Literally: damask
Or, autumn
I.e. ivory inlay

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