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Amos 3:8 New English Translation (NET Bible)

A lion has roared![a] Who is not afraid?
The Sovereign Lord has spoken. Who can refuse to prophesy?[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Amos 3:8 sn The roar of the lion is here a metaphor for impending judgment (see 1:2; cf. 3:4, 12). Verses 7-8 justify Amos’ prophetic ministry and message of warning and judgment. The people should expect a prophetic message prior to divine action.
  2. Amos 3:8 sn Who can refuse to prophesy? When a message is revealed, the prophet must speak, and the news of impending judgment should cause people to fear.
New English Translation (NET)

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