Amos 3

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Amos (Book of Amos), Chapter 3

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 Hear this word that HaShem hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up out of the land of Egypt, saying:

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will visit upon you all your iniquities.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 Will two walk together, except they have agreed?

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? Will a young lion give forth his voice out of his den, if he have taken nothing?

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 Will a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where there is no lure for it? Will a snare spring up from the ground, and have taken nothing at all?

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 Shall the horn be blown in a city, and the people not tremble? Shall evil befall a city, and HaShem hath not done it?

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 For the L-rd GOD will do nothing, but He revealeth His counsel unto His servants the prophets.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? The L-rd GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 Proclaim it upon the palaces at Ashdod, and upon the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say: 'Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the great confusions therein, and the oppressions in the midst thereof.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 For they know not to do right, saith HaShem, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 Therefore thus saith the L-rd GOD: An adversary, even round about the land! And he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 Thus saith HaShem: As the shepherd rescueth out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the children of Israel that dwell in Samaria escape with the corner of a couch, and the leg of a bed.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 Hear ye, and testify against the house of Jacob, saith the L-rd GOD, the G-d of hosts.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 For in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him, I will also punish the altars of Beth-el, and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'15 And I will smite the winter-house with the summer-house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith HaShem.

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