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Amos 3:1-8 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

Witnesses summoned against Israel

Hear this word, people of Israel, the word the Lord has spoken against you – against the whole family I brought up out of Egypt:

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

Do two walk together
    unless they have agreed to do so?
Does a lion roar in the thicket
    when it has no prey?
Does it growl in its den
    when it has caught nothing?
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?
When a trumpet sounds in a city,
    do not the people tremble?
When disaster comes to a city,
    has not the Lord caused it?

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

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

New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

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