Amos 3:4
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New International Version
Does a lion roar in the thicket when it has no prey? Does it growl in its den when it has caught nothing?

New Living Translation
Does a lion ever roar in a thicket without first finding a victim? Does a young lion growl in its den without first catching its prey?

English Standard Version
Does a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? Does a young lion cry out from his den, if he has taken nothing?

New American Standard Bible
Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Does a young lion growl from his den unless he has captured something?

King James Bible
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Does a lion roar in the forest when it has no prey? Does a young lion growl from its lair unless it has captured something?

International Standard Version
Will a lion roar in the forest without having found its prey? Will a young lion cry from its den without having caught anything?

NET Bible
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?

New Heart English Bible
Will a lion roar in the thicket, when he has no prey? Does a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Does a lion roar in the forest if it has no prey? Does a young lion growl in its den unless it has caught something?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Will a lion roar in the forest, When he hath no prey? Will a young lion give forth his voice out of his den, If he have taken nothing?

New American Standard 1977
Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey?
            Does a young lion growl from his den unless he has captured something?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Will a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Will a young lion cry out of his den if he has taken nothing?

King James 2000 Bible
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? will a young lion cry out from his den, if he has taken nothing?

American King James Version
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?

American Standard Version
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Will a lion roar in the forest, if he have no prey? will the lion's whelp cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing ?

Darby Bible Translation
Will a lion roar in the forest when he hath no prey? Will a young lion cry out of his den if he have taken nothing?

English Revised Version
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?

Webster's Bible Translation
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he hath taken nothing?

World English Bible
Will a lion roar in the thicket, when he has no prey? Does a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing?

Young's Literal Translation
Roar doth a lion in a forest and prey he hath none? Give out doth a young lion his voice from his habitation, If he hath not caught?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-8 The distinguishing favours of God to us, if they do not restrain from sin, shall not exempt from punishment. They could not expect communion with God, unless they first sought peace with him. Where there is not friendship, there can be no fellowship. God and man cannot walk together, except they are agreed. Unless we seek his glory, we cannot walk with him. Let us not presume on outward privileges, without special, sanctifying grace. The threatenings of the word and providence of God against the sin of man are certain, and certainly show that the judgments of God are at hand. Nor will God remove the affliction he has sent, till it has done its work. The evil of sin is from ourselves, it is our own doing; but the evil of trouble is from God, and is his doing, whoever are the instruments. This should engage us patiently to bear public troubles, and to study to answer God's meaning in them. The whole of the passage shows that natural evil, or troubles, and not moral evil, or sin, is here meant. The warning given to a careless world will increase its condemnation another day. Oh the amazing stupidity of an unbelieving world, that will not be wrought upon by the terrors of the Lord, and that despise his mercies!
Study Bible
Witnesses against Israel
3Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment? 4Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Does a young lion growl from his den unless he has captured something? 5Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground when there is no bait in it? Does a trap spring up from the earth when it captures nothing at all?…
Cross References
Psalm 104:21
The young lions roar after their prey And seek their food from God.

Hosea 5:14
For I will be like a lion to Ephraim And like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear to pieces and go away, I will carry away, and there will be none to deliver.

Hosea 11:10
They will walk after the LORD, He will roar like a lion; Indeed He will roar And His sons will come trembling from the west.

Amos 3:3
Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?

Amos 3:5
Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground when there is no bait in it? Does a trap spring up from the earth when it captures nothing at all?
Treasury of Scripture

Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?

a lion.

Amos 3:8 The lion has roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD has spoken, …

Amos 1:2 And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from …

Psalm 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

Hosea 11:10 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he …

cry. Heb. give forth his voice.

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