The necessity of God's judgment against Israel.
Amos 3:1 Heare this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family, which I brought vp from the land of Egypt, saying; Amos 3:2 You onely haue I knowen of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. Amos 3:3 Can two walke together, except they be agreed? Amos 3:4 Will a lyon roare in the forrest, when he [hath] no pray? will a young lyon cry out of his den, if he haue taken nothing? Amos 3:5 Can a bird fall in a snare vpon the earth, where no ginne [is] for him? shall one take vp a snare from the earth, and haue taken nothing at all? Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blowen in the citie, and the people not be afraid? shall there be euill in a citie, and the LORD hath not done [it]? Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will doe nothing, but he reuealeth his secret vnto his seruants the Prophets. Amos 3:8 The lyon hath roared, Who will not feare? the Lord GOD hath spoken, Who can but prophecie?
The publication of it, with the causes thereof.
Amos 3:9 Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say; Assemble your selues vpon the mountaines of Samaria: and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst thereof. Amos 3:10 For they know not to doe right, saith the LORD; who store vp violence, and robberie in their palaces. Amos 3:11 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, An aduersarie [there shall be] euen round about the land: and he shal bring downe thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled. Amos 3:12 Thus saith the LORD, As the shepheard taketh out of the mouth of the lyon two legges or a piece of an eare; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria, in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus [in] a couch. Amos 3:13 Heare yee and testifie in the house of Iacob, saith the Lord GOD, the God of hostes; Amos 3:14 That in the day that I shall visite the transgressions of Israel vpon him, I will also visite the altars of Bethel, and the hornes of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground. Amos 3:15 And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of yuorie shall perish, and the great houses shall haue an end, saith the LORD.