Amos 3

Great(i) 1 Heare, what the Lord speaketh vnto you (O ye chyldren of Israel) namely, vnto all the trybes, whom I brought out of Egypt, and sayde: 2 you only haue I accepted from all the generacyons of the earth: therfore, will I viset you in all your wickednesses. 3 Maye twayne walke together excepte they be agreed amonge them selues? 4 Doth a lyon roare in the wodde, except he haue a praye? Or crieth a lyons whelpe out of his denne, excepte he haue gotten somthinge? 5 Doth a byrde fall in a snare vpon the earth where no fouler is? Taketh a man his snare vp from the grounde, afore he catche somwhat? 6 Crye they out Alarum with the trompet in the cytie, and the people not afrayed? Commeth there eny plage in a cytie without it be the Lordes doynge? 7 Nowe doth the Lorde God no maner of thinge, but he telleth his secrete before vnto hys seruauntes the prophetes. 8 When a lyon roareth, who wyll not be afrayed? Seinge then that the Lorde God him selfe speaketh, who wyll not prophecy? 9 Preach in the palaces at Asdod, and in the palaces of the lande of Egypt, and saye: gather you together vpon the mountaynes of Samaria, so shall ye se greate murther and violent oppressyon amonge them, for why? they regarde not the thinge that is ryght, 10 sayeth the Lorde: they gather together euell gotten goodes, and laye vp robbery in their houses: 11 Therfore, thus sayeth the Lorde God. This lande shalbe troubled and beseged rounde about, thy strength shalbe plucte from the, and thy palaces robbed. 12 Thus sayeth the Lorde. lyke as an heardman taketh two legges or a pece of an eare out of the lyons mouth: Euen so the chyldren of Israel (that dwell in Samaria) hauynge their couches in the corner, their beddes at Damascus, shalbe plucte awaye. 13 Heare, & beare recorde in the house of Iacob (sayeth the Lorde God of hoostes) 14 that when I begynne to vyset the wyckednesse of Israel, I will vyset the aulters at Bethell also: so that the hornes of the aulter shalbe broken of, and fall to the grounde. 15 As for the wynterhouse & sommerhouse I will smyte them downe: and the houses of yuery: yee, and many other houses shall peryshe, and be destroyed, sayeth the Lorde.