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Amos 3:1 - 3:8

Yahweh Speaks Against Israel

Hear this word which Yahweh has spoken against you, sons of Israel, against the entire family which He brought up from the land of Egypt, saying,
“You only have I known among all the families of the earth;
Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.”
Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?
Does a lion roar in the forest when it has no prey?
Does a young lion give forth its voice from its den unless it has captured something?
Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground when there is no bait in it?
Does a trap spring up from the earth when it captures nothing at all?
If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble?
If a calamity happens in a city has not Yahweh done it?
Surely Lord Yahweh does nothing
Unless He reveals His secret counsel
To His slaves the prophets.
A lion has roared! Who will not fear?
Lord Yahweh has spoken! Who can but prophesy?