3 Do two men walk together unless they have made an 1appointment?
4 Does a alion roar in the forest when he has no prey?
Does a young lion 1growl from his den unless he has captured something?
5 Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground when there is no 1bait in it?
Does a trap spring up from the earth when it captures nothing at all?
6 If a atrumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble?
If a bcalamity occurs in a city has not the Lord done it?
Unless He areveals His secret counsel
To His servants the prophets.
8 A alion has roared! Who will not fear?
9 Proclaim on the citadels in aAshdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt and say, “Assemble yourselves on the bmountains of Samaria and see the great tumults within her and the coppressions in her midst.
“An aenemy, even one surrounding the land,
Will pull down your 1strength from you
And your bcitadels will be looted.”
So will the sons of Israel dwelling in Samaria be 2snatched away—
13 “Hear and atestify against the house of Jacob,”
Declares the Lord God, the God of hosts.
I will also punish the altars of aBethel;
The horns of the altar will be cut off
And they will fall to the ground.
And the dgreat houses will come to an end,”
Declares the Lord.
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