Amos 3:8
Good News Translation
When a lion roars, who can keep from being afraid? When the Sovereign LORD speaks, who can keep from proclaiming his message?

Contemporary English Version
Everyone is terrified when a lion roars--and ordinary people become prophets when the LORD God speaks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The lion shall roar, who will not fear? The Lord God hath spoken, who shall not prophesy?

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The lion shall roar, who will not fear? The Lord God hath spoken, who shall not prophesy?

lion.

Amos 3:4 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?

Amos 1:2 And he said: The Lord will roar from Sion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem: and the beautiful places of the shepherds have mourned, and the top of Carmel is withered.

Revelation 5:5 And one of the ancients said to me: Weep not: behold the lion of the tribe of Juda, the root of David, hath prevailed to open the book and to loose the seven seals thereof.

who can.

Amos 2:12 And you will present wine to the Nazarites: and command the prophets, saying: Prophesy not.

Amos 7:12-17 For thus saith Amos: Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall be carried away captive out of their own land. . . .

Job 32:18,19 For I am full of matter to speak of, and the spirit of my bowels straiteneth me. . . .

Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said: I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name: and there came in my heart as a burning fire, shut up in my bones, and I was wearied, not being able to bear it.

Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Acts 5:20,29 Go, and standing speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. . . .

1 Corinthians 9:16 For if I preach the gospel, it is no glory to me: for a necessity lieth upon me. For woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel.

Context
Witnesses Against Israel
7For the Lord God doth nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. 8The lion shall roar, who will not fear? The Lord God hath spoken, who shall not prophesy?9Publish it in the houses of Azotus, and in the houses of the land of Egypt, and say: Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the many follies in the midst thereof, and them that suffer oppression in the inner rooms thereof.…
Cross References
Acts 4:20
For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Isaiah 31:4
For thus saith the Lord to me: Like as the lion roareth, and the lions whelp upon his prey, and when a multitude of shepherds shall come against him, he will not fear at their voice, nor be afraid of their multitude: so shall the Lord of hosts come down to fight upon mount Sion, and upon the hill thereof.

Jeremiah 20:9
Then I said: I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name: and there came in my heart as a burning fire, shut up in my bones, and I was wearied, not being able to bear it.

Ezekiel 29:21
In that day a horn shall bud forth to the house of Israel, and I will give thee an open mouth in the midst of them: and they shall know that I am the Lord.

Amos 1:2
And he said: The Lord will roar from Sion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem: and the beautiful places of the shepherds have mourned, and the top of Carmel is withered.

Jonah 1:1
And saviours shall come up into mount Sion to judge the mount of Esau: and the kingdom shall be for the Lord.

Jonah 3:1
And the Lord spoke to the fish: and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

Additional Translations
The lion has roared—who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken—who will not prophesy?The lion has roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD has spoken, who can but prophesy?

The lion hath roared; who will not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken; who can but prophesy?

A lion shall roar, and who will not be alarmed? the Lord God has spoken, and who will not prophesy?

The lion hath roared, -- who will not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken, -- who can but prophesy?

The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

The lion has roared. Who will not fear? The Lord Yahweh has spoken. Who can but prophesy?

A lion hath roared -- who doth not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken -- who doth not prophesy?
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