Yahweh Speaks Against IsraelHear 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, 2
“You only have I known among all the families of the earth;
Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” 3
Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment? 4
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? 5
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? 6
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? 7
Surely Lord Yahweh does nothing
Unless He reveals His secret counsel
To His slaves the prophets. 8
A lion has roared! Who will not fear?
Lord Yahweh has spoken! Who can but prophesy?