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Amos 3 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:1 - Listen, you Israelites, to this message which the LORD is proclaiming against you! This message is for the entire clan I brought up from the land of Egypt:
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:2 - "I have chosen you alone from all the clans of the earth. Therefore I will punish you for all your sins."
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:3 - Do two walk together without having met?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:4 - Does a lion roar in the woods if he has not cornered his prey? Does a young lion bellow from his den if he has not caught something?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:5 - Does a bird swoop down into a trap on the ground if there is no bait? Does a trap spring up from the ground unless it has surely caught something?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:6 - If an alarm sounds in a city, do people not fear? If disaster overtakes a city, is the LORD not responsible?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:7 - Certainly the sovereign LORD does nothing without first revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:8 - A lion has roared! Who is not afraid? The sovereign LORD has spoken! Who can refuse to prophesy?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:9 - Make this announcement in the fortresses of Ashdod and in the fortresses in the land of Egypt. Say this: "Gather on the hills around Samaria! Observe the many acts of violence taking place within the city, the oppressive deeds occurring in it."
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:10 - "They do not know how to do what is right." (The LORD is speaking.) "They store up the spoils of destructive violence in their fortresses.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:11 - Therefore," says the sovereign LORD, "an enemy will encircle the land. He will take away your power; your fortresses will be looted."
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:12 - This is what the LORD says: "Just as a shepherd salvages from the lion's mouth a couple of leg bones or a piece of an ear, so the Israelites who live in Samaria will be salvaged. They will be left with just a corner of a bed, and a part of a couch."
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:13 - Listen and warn the family of Jacob! The sovereign LORD, the God who commands armies, is speaking!
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:14 - "Certainly when I punish Israel for their covenant transgressions, I will destroy Bethel's altars. The horns of the altar will be cut off and fall to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:15 - I will destroy both the winter and summer houses. The houses filled with ivory will be ruined, the great houses will be swept away." The LORD is speaking!

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