Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against
the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying,
You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you
for all your iniquities.
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of
his den, if he have taken nothing?
Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take
up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?
Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be
evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants
The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but
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.
For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in
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
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.
Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord GOD, the God of
That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him I will
also visit the altars of Bethel: and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall
to the ground.
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 the LORD.