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Amos 3:7-13

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 3

7 Certainly the Lord GOD does nothing Unless He reveals His secret plan To His servants the prophets. 8 A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can do anything but prophesy?
9 Proclaim on the citadels in Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt and say, 'Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria and see the great panic within her and the oppressions in her midst. 10 But they do not know how to do what is right,' declares the LORD, 'these who store up violence and devastation in their citadels.'
11 Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: 'An enemy, one surrounding the land, Will take down your fortifications from you, And your citadels will be looted.'
12 This is what the LORD says: 'Just as the shepherd snatches from the lion’s mouth a couple of legs or a piece of an ear, So will the sons of Israel living in Samaria be snatched away— With the corner of a bed and the cover of a couch! 13 Hear and testify against the house of Jacob,' Declares the Lord GOD, the God of armies.
King James Version

Chapter 3

7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. 8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
9 Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst thereof. 10 For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces. 11 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled. 12 Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; 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. 13 Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 3

7 Indeed, the Lord God does nothing without revealing his counsel to his servants the prophets.
8 A lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who will not prophesy? 9 Proclaim on the citadels in Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt: Assemble on the mountains of Samaria, and see the great turmoil in the city and the acts of oppression within it.
10 The people are incapable of doing right -- this is the Lord's declaration -- those who store up violence and destruction in their citadels.
11 Therefore, the Lord God says: An enemy will surround the land; he will destroy your strongholds and plunder your citadels.
12 The Lord says: As the shepherd snatches two legs or a piece of an ear from the lion's mouth, so the Israelites who live in Samaria will be rescued with only the corner of a bed or the cushion of a couch.
13 Listen and testify against the house of Jacob -- this is the declaration of the Lord God, the God of Armies.
New Living Translation

Chapter 3

7 Indeed, the Sovereign LORD never does anything until he reveals his plans to his servants the prophets.
8 The lion has roared--so who isn't frightened? The Sovereign LORD has spoken--so who can refuse to proclaim his message? 9 Announce this to the leaders of Philistia and to the great ones of Egypt: 'Take your seats now on the hills around Samaria, and witness the chaos and oppression in Israel.'
10 'My people have forgotten how to do right,' says the LORD. 'Their fortresses are filled with wealth taken by theft and violence. 11 Therefore,' says the Sovereign LORD, 'an enemy is coming! He will surround them and shatter their defenses. Then he will plunder all their fortresses.'
12 This is what the LORD says: 'A shepherd who tries to rescue a sheep from a lion's mouth will recover only two legs or a piece of an ear. So it will be for the Israelites in Samaria lying on luxurious beds, and for the people of Damascus reclining on couches.
13 'Now listen to this, and announce it throughout all Israel,' says the Lord, the LORD God of Heaven's Armies.
English Standard Version

Chapter 3

7 “For the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. 8 The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken; who can but prophesy?” 9 Proclaim to the strongholds in Ashdod and to the strongholds in the land of Egypt, and say, “Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria, and see the great tumults within her, and the oppressed in her midst.” 10 “They do not know how to do right,” declares the LORD, “those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.” 11 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “An adversary shall surround the land and bring down your defenses from you, and your strongholds shall be plundered.”
12 Thus says the LORD: “As the shepherd rescues from the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the people of Israel who dwell in Samaria be rescued, with the corner of a couch and part of a bed.
13 “Hear, and testify against the house of Jacob,” declares the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,
New International Version

Chapter 3

7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
8 The lion has roared-- who will not fear? The Sovereign LORD has spoken-- who can but prophesy?
9 Proclaim to the fortresses of Ashdod and to the fortresses of Egypt: 'Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria; see the great unrest within her and the oppression among her people.' 10 They do not know how to do right,' declares the LORD, 'who store up in their fortresses what they have plundered and looted.'
11 Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'An enemy will overrun your land, pull down your strongholds and plunder your fortresses.'
12 This is what the LORD says: 'As a shepherd rescues from the lion's mouth only two leg bones or a piece of an ear, so will the Israelites living in Samaria be rescued, with only the head of a bed and a piece of fabric from a couch.'
13 Hear this and testify against the descendants of Jacob,' declares the Lord, the LORD God Almighty.