Do two walk together without having met?
Does a lion roar in the woods if he has not cornered his prey?
Does a young lion bellow from his den if he has not caught something?
Does a bird swoop down into a trap on the ground if there is no bait?
Does a trap spring up from the ground unless it has surely caught something?

If an alarm sounds in a city, do people not fear?
If disaster overtakes a city, is the Lord not responsible?

Certainly the sovereign Lord does nothing without first revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.

A lion has roared! Who is not afraid?
The sovereign Lord has spoken! Who can refuse to prophesy?

Amos 3:3-8

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