The necessity of God's judgment against Israel.
Amos 3:1 Heare this worde that the Lord pronounceth against you, O children of Israel, euen against the whole familie which I brought vp fro the land of Egypt, saying, Amos 3:2 You onely haue I knowen of all the families of the earth: therefore I will visite you for all your iniquities. Amos 3:3 Can two walke together except they bee agreed? Amos 3:4 Will a lion roare in ye forest, when he hath no pray? or wil a lions whelpe cry out of his den, if he haue taken nothing? Amos 3:5 Can a birde fall in a snare vpon the earth, where no fouler is? or will he take vp the snare from the earth, and haue taken nothing at all? Amos 3:6 Or shall a trumpet be blowen in the citie, and the people be not afraide? or shall there be euil in a citie, and the Lord hath not done it? Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God will doe nothing, but he reueileth his secrete vnto his seruantes the Prophets. Amos 3:8 The lyon hath roared: who will not bee afraide? the Lord God hath spoken: who can but prophecie?
The publication of it, with the causes thereof.
Amos 3:9 Proclayme in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the lande of Egypt, and saye, Assemble your selues vpon the mountaines of Samaria: so beholde the great tumultes in the middes thereof, and the oppressed in the middes thereof. Amos 3:10 For they knowe not to doe right, sayth the Lorde: they store vp violence, and robbery in their palaces. Amos 3:11 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, An aduersary shall come euen rounde about the countrey, and shall bring downe thy strength fro thee, and thy palaces shalbe spoyled. Amos 3:12 Thus saieth the Lorde, As the shephearde 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, as in a couche. Amos 3:13 Heare, and testifie in the house of Iaakob, saith the Lord God, the God of hostes. Amos 3:14 Surely in the day that I shal visit the transgressions of Israel vpon him, I wil also visite the altars of Beth-el, and the hornes of the altar shal be broken off, and fall to the ground. Amos 3:15 And I wil smite the winter house with the sommer house, and the houses of yuorie shal perish, and the great houses shalbe consumed, sayth the Lord.