YouVersion Logo
Search Icon

Amos 3

Authority of the Prophet’s Message
1Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying:
2“You#(Gen. 18:19; Ex. 19:5, 6; Deut. 7:6; Ps. 147:19) only have I known of all the families of the earth;
#Jer. 14:10; Ezek. 20:36; Dan. 9:12; Matt. 11:22; (Rom. 2:9)Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.”
3Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
4Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey?
Will a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing?
5Will a bird fall into a snare on the earth, where there is no trap for it?
Will a snare spring up from the earth, if it has caught nothing at all?
6If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid?
#Is. 45:7If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it?
7Surely the Lord God does nothing,
Unless #Gen. 6:13; 18:17; (Jer. 23:22); Dan. 9:22; (John 15:15)He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
8A lion has roared!
Who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken!
#Jer. 20:9; (Mic. 3:8); Acts 4:20; 1 Cor. 9:16Who can but prophesy?
Punishment of Israel’s Sins
9“Proclaim in the palaces at Ashdod,
And in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say:
‘Assemble on the mountains of Samaria;
See great tumults in her midst,
And the oppressed within her.
10For they #Ps. 14:4; Jer. 4:22; Amos 5:7; 6:12do not know to do right,’
Says the Lord,
‘Who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.’ ”
11Therefore thus says the Lord God:
“An adversary shall be all around the land;
He shall sap your strength from you,
And your palaces shall be plundered.”
12Thus says the Lord:
“As a shepherd takes from the mouth of a lion
Two legs or a piece of an ear,
So shall the children of Israel be taken out
Who dwell in Samaria—
In the corner of a bed and on the edge of a couch!
13Hear and testify against the house of Jacob,”
Says the Lord God, the God of hosts,
14“That in the day I punish Israel for their transgressions,
I will also visit destruction on the altars of #2 Kin. 23:15; Hos. 10:5–8, 14, 15; Amos 4:4Bethel;
And the horns of the altar shall be cut off
And fall to the ground.
15I will destroy #Jer. 36:22the winter house along with #Judg. 3:20the summer house;
The #1 Kin. 22:39; Ps. 45:8houses of ivory shall perish,
And the great houses shall have an end,”
Says the Lord.

YouVersion uses cookies to personalize your experience. By using our website, you accept our use of cookies as described in our Privacy Policy