Heare this worde that the Lord pronounceth against you O children of Israel [euen] against the whole familie whiche I brought vp from the lande of Egypt, saying:
You only haue I knowen of al the families of the earth, therfore I will visite you for all your iniquities.
Can two walke together, except they be agreed?
Wyll a lion roare in the forest when he hath no pray?
or wil a lions whelpe crye out of his denne, if he haue taken nothing?
Can a birde fal in a snare vpon the earth where no fouler is?
or wil he take vp the snare from the earth, and haue taken nothing at all?
Or shall a trumpet be blowen in the citie, & the people be not afrayde?
or shall there be euyll in a citie, and the Lorde hath not done it?
Surely the Lord God wil do nothing, but he reuealeth his secrete vnto his seruauntes the prophetes.
The lion hath roared, who wil not be afrayde?
The Lorde God hath spoken, who can but prophecie?
Proclame in the palaces at Asdod, and in the palaces in the lande of Egypt, and say: Assemble your selues vpon the mountaynes of Samaria, and beholde the great tumultes in the mids thereof, and the oppressed in the mids therof:
For they know not to do right, sayth the Lorde, they store vp violence and robberie in their palaces.
Therfore thus sayth the Lord God, An aduersarie [shall come] euen round about the countrey, and shall bring downe thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shalbe spoyled.
Thus sayth the Lorde, As the sheephearde taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legges or a peece of an eare: so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria, in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus [as in] a couche.
Heare and testifie in the house of Iacob, saith the Lord God, the God of hoastes:
That in the day that I shall visite the transgressions of Israel vpon hym, I wil also visite the aulters of Bethel, and the hornes of the aulter shalbe broken of, and fall to the grounde.
And I will smite the winter house with the sommer house, and the houses of yuorie shall perishe, and the great houses shalbe consumed, saith the Lord.