The necessity of God's judgment against Israel.
Amos 3:1 Hear ye this word that Jehovah hath spoken concerning you, O sons of Israel, concerning all the family that I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying: Amos 3:2 Only you I have known of all families of the land, Therefore I charge on you all your iniquities. Amos 3:3 Do two walk together if they have not met? Amos 3:4 Roar doth a lion in a forest and prey he hath none? Give out doth a young lion his voice from his habitation, If he hath not caught? Amos 3:5 Doth a bird fall into a snare of the earth, And there is no gin for it? Doth a snare go up from the ground, And prey it captureth not? Amos 3:6 Is a trumpet blown in a city, And do people not tremble? Is there affliction in a city, And Jehovah hath not done [it]? Amos 3:7 For the Lord Jehovah doth nothing, Except He hath revealed His counsel unto His servants the prophets. Amos 3:8 A lion hath roaredwho doth not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spokenwho doth not prophesy?
The publication of it, with the causes thereof.
Amos 3:9 Sound ye unto palaces in Ashdod, And to palaces in the land of Egypt, and say: Be ye gathered on mountains of Samaria, And see many troubles within her, And oppressed ones in her midst. Amos 3:10 And they have not known to act straightforwardly, An affirmation of Jehovah, Who are treasuring up violence and spoil in their palaces. Amos 3:11 Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: An adversaryand surrounding the land, And he hath brought down from thee thy strength, And spoiled have been thy palaces. Amos 3:12 Thus said Jehovah: As the shepherd delivereth from the lion's mouth Two legs, or a piece of an ear, So delivered are the sons of Israel, Who are sitting in Samaria on the corner of a bed, And in Damascus [on that of] a couch. Amos 3:13 Hear ye and testify to the house of Jacob, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, God of Hosts. Amos 3:14 For in the day of My charging the transgressions of Israel on him, I have laid a charge on the altars of Beth-El, And cut off have been the horns of the altar, And they have fallen to the earth. Amos 3:15 And I have smitten the winter-house with the summer-house, And perished have houses of ivory, And consumed have been many houses, An affirmation of Jehovah!