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19 Disaster will be inescapable,[a]
as if a man ran from a lion only to meet a bear,
then escaped into[b] a house,
leaned his hand against the wall,
and was bitten by a poisonous snake.

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  1. Amos 5:19 tn The words “Disaster will be inescapable” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
  2. Amos 5:19 tn Heb “went” (so KJV, NRSV).